Agility Fuel Solutions Recognised as ‘NGV Innovator of the Year’

| USA: Costa Mesa CA

Agility BlueIQVector LogoThe California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) recently gave recognition to Agility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, as its NGV Innovator of the Year. The award was presented by CNGVC President Thomas Lawson to Agility’s Chief Legal Officer and head of government relations, Seung Baik. Read more »

Freightliner Trucks Debuts New CNG Truck Models at 2018 ACT Expo

| USA: Portland OR

Freightliner New Cascadia CNG day cab for UPSTwo new Freightliner Cascadia® compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles will be showcased for the first time at the 2018 ACT Expo Conference (April 30 – May 3, 2018). The trucks – which will be on display in the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) booth (#947) – further expands DTNA’s breadth of alternative fuel options. Read more »

WinGD Natural Gas Marine Technology Earns Emissions Reduction Award

| Switzerland: Winterthur

WinGD-wartsila dual-fuel engineWinGD took home the Marine Propulsion Emissions Reduction Award last week, in Amsterdam, during the Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference.  The Emissions Reduction Award is awarded for an innovation that can “demonstrate actual or potential reductions in emissions as a result of its implementation.” WinGD two-stroke 12-cylinder X92DF (dual-fuel) engines will power a series of nine 22,000 TEU containerships for CGA CGM. Read more »

U.S. DOE Allocates $7 Million to Natural Gas Engine Research

| USA: Washington DC

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $4 million to support three new cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines. With abundant domestic supplies, the United States could increase energy security from using low-cost natural gas as an alternative to other energy sources for transporting goods. Read more »

Tata Motors and Westport Fuel Systems Aim for Bharat Stage VI

| Canada and India

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. entered into a development and supply agreement last week with India’s Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April of 2020. Read more »

Cummins Westport ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Certified for 2018

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Westport ISX12N truck (brochure image)Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. The ISX12N also meets 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements. Read more »

Cummins Westport 2018 Natural Gas Engines Certified by US EPA and CARB

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Cummins Westport 2018 L9NCummins Westport Inc. has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 L9N and B6.7N natural gas engines. Both engines meet CARB optional Low NOx standards as well as 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements, making them some of the cleanest engines available today for truck and bus customers. Read more »

Dual-Fuel Variant of MAN L23/30 Engine Awarded TAT

| Germany, Augsburg

Dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engineMAN Diesel & Turbo’s dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT) on November 2nd 2017 at CSSC Marine Power (CMP) in Zhenjiang in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The five-cylinder test engine in China had an output of 125 kW per cylinder at a nominal speed of 720/750 rpm. Read more »