Cummins Westport Appoints Gordon Exel as President

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Cumins Westport

CWI logoCummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has appointed Gordon Exel of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. as President of CWI effective July 8, 2019. Gordon previously held the position of President of CWI in 2014. Bart van Aerle, current CWI President, will be returning to a senior leadership position at Westport Fuel Systems. Read more »

Three New LNG Marine Engines from WinGD

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: WinGD

WinGD RE-flex50DF engineWinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.) is building on the proven technology with the addition of new dual-fuel engines to its portfolio. The X40DF, X82-D and X82DF engines will provide a wider variety of compliant choices to the ship owner. The company says the new engines are part of its response to growing demand for more efficient and reliable marine propulsion that serves the needs of an increasingly environmentally sustainable industry. Read more »

Spain’s Empresa Martín Increases CNG Share of Bus Fleet to 80%

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Scania and Castrosua

Empresa Martín SA buses by CastrosuaEmpresa Martín SA, a privately owned public transportation company belonging to Madrid-based Grupo Ruiz, has presented ten buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) with Magnus.E bodywork from Castrosua and on Scania K-280 UB 4 × 2 chassis. Read more »

Looming 2020 Sulphur Cap Drives up WinGD Dual-fuel Engine Sales

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd

WinGD RE-flex50DF engineWinterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) says a newbuild order spree of LNG carriers affirms the market leading position of its X-DF (dual-fuel) engines.  WinGD is reporting a very solid order intake for the first quarter of 2019 for their low-pressure, two-stroke engines which enable vessels to operate using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Read more »

40 Wärtsilä 20DF Engines for First Chinese LNG PSVs

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation
Chinese PSVs planned with Wartsila DF engines

(Image: COSL)

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV), the first such vessels to be built for a Chinese owner. The multiple benefits of the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines were cited as the reason for the contract award over strong competitive bids. Read more »

Demand Soars for Clean Energy Fuels ‘Zero Now’ Program

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy zeronowThe demand for clean, cost-effective renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel continues to rise in the United States as California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. reaches agreement with trucking firms to lease or purchase more than 250 new heavy-duty trucks, fueled by its Redeem™ RNG. Read more »

IVECO Introduces New Daily Commercial Vehicle with CNG Power

| Italy: Turin | Source: IVECO
IVECO New Daily cab tipper

IVECO New Daily cab tipper

What has vehicle manufacturer IVECO got to show at the end of more than 900,000 engineering hours, 800 virtual and physical tests, 200 prototypes, and more than 3.5 million of kilometres of durability and reliability testing? The New Daily, a full-tech commercial vehicle complete with a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engine and an extraordinary array of features. Read more »

RariTEK and Minsk Motor Plant Signal New CNG Engine

| Russia | Source: JSC RariTEK Holding

RariTEK methane engine under developmentRussian diesel engine manufacturer Minsk Motor Plant (MMP) and industrial vehicle manufacturer RariTEK began a project two years ago that today is on the threshold of delivering a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engine. The cooperation falls Russia’s “Gas to Motors” development theme that is gaining momentum in this gas-rich country. Read more »

NREL Funds Nine Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies Projects

| U.S. Department of Energy & NGVAmerica | Source: U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected nine projects as part of a multimillion-dollar effort funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to advance the state of technology for natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Read more »

MAN’s New TCT Turbocharger Series Suits Dual-Fuel and IMO Tier-III

| Greece: Piraeus | Source: MAN Energy Solutions
MAN TCT40

MAN TCT40

MAN Energy Solutions unveiled its new TCT turbocharger series in Piraeus, Greece last week. MAN TCT turbochargers are suitable for conventional fuel and dual-fuel engines in both marine and power applications ranging from 6 MW up to 24 MW output per turbocharger. Read more »