Natural Gas Futures Initiative Launched by University of BC

| University of British Columbia | Source: University of British Columbia

Logo-CERCThe University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) has launched a major new initiative to investigate the sustainable development and use of gaseous fuels. Research priorities include the elimination of methane emissions and introduction of renewable sources as a means to decarbonize the natural gas energy system. Read more »

NGVA Europe: EU HDV CO2 Standards Must Include Renewable Gaseous Fuel

| NGVA Europe | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA_EUROPE_LOGONGVA Europe urges co-legislators of the European Parliament and Council to make appropriate inclusive decisions as they seek final agreement on the new regulation setting CO2 standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles. The European natural and bio gas vehicle association says it is fundamental that a mechanism for inclusion of renewable and synthetic fuels in the range of alternatives to reach the final CO2 reduction targets is developed. Read more »

Transgourmet Delivers with IVECO Stralis NP and Allison Transmisison

| Germany: Ulm | Source: Allison Transmission

Iveco Stralis fror TransgourmetWith the purchase of five Allison-equipped Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles, food wholesaler Transgourmet is making another step toward becoming the most sustainable company in the German food industry. Five new IVECO Stralis NP trucks will be used in the city of Ulm and surrounding areas. Read more »

CNG Fuel Flourishing in Belgium

| Belgium: Knokke | Source: Colryut Group

DATS24 CNG stationWith the opening of a new Compressed Natural Gas filling station in Knokke, DATS 24 has racked up 63 stations in its growing CNG refuelling network across Belgium. The company says this is the starting signal for the opening of 25 new sites where natural gas can be refuelled across Flanders and Wallonia. Read more »

Ocado and Gasrec Partner to Power HGV Fleet with Blended Biomethane (RNG)

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Gasrec

Ocado Natural Gas truckOnline supermarket Ocado has opened its first natural gas refuelling station at its Hatfield Customer Fulfilment Centre in the UK. Ocado is the first British retailer to completely self-fund the purchase of an onsite grid-connected station. The site launched with 29 Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) powered by blended biomethane, a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Read more »

Nordlaks Orders Second LNG Hybrid Well Boat

| Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: Nordlaks

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has ordered a second well boat with LNG / battery hybrid propulsion and is in the process of cutting down the use of diesel for transport of live fish from 2021. The first hybrid well boat is already under construction. Boat number two is based on the same design from NSK Ship Design. Read more »

Pioneering New Holland Methane-Powered Tractor wins 2018 Good Design

| United Kingdom: London | Source: CNH Industrial

New Holland Concept Tractor 2018Developing a product that reimagines tractor design, reveals a connected future and pioneers alternative fuel technology in agriculture has earned New Holland, a brand of CNH Industrial,  the prestigious Good Design® Award for its methane powered Concept Tractor from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Read more »

McDonalds Spain Adopts Green Logistics with Scania and HAVI

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Scania

HAVI and Scania service McDonaldsAs key players in the McDonald’s supply chain, HAVI Logistics Europe (HAVI) and Scania are responding to growing consumer demands for more sustainable transports. In Spain, the companies are accelerating the five-year roadmap that aims to cut CO2 emissions from the restaurant chain’s delivery vehicles. Read more »

Waste Management 2018 Sustainability Report Highlights NGV Contribution

| USA: Houston TX | Source: Waste Management, Inc.

WM Natural Gas Powered Front Loader TruckWaste Management (WM) this week released its 2018 Sustainability Report — Driving Change: Change for the Better. The report highlights progress toward reducing Waste Management’s (WM) greenhouse gas footprint, recycling viability, technology utilization and helping employees, customers and communities to be safe, resilient and sustainable. Read more »

Naturgy and Castilla-La Mancha Team Up on Vocational Vehicular Natural Gas Technologies

| Spain: Toledo | Source: Naturgy

Portrait of a mechanic at work in his garage, SpainNaturgy Foundation, part of Naturgy Energy Group S.A., and Regional Education Council of Castilla-La Mancha (C-LM) are together promoting updates to ‘dual’ vocational training in the region to the south and east of Madrid. Content will expand to include natural gas vehicle technologies and associated services. Read more »