California NGV Coalition Releases New CWI ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Video

| USA, Long Beach CA

CWI ISX12N engineEngine to be Certified by CARB to produce 90 percent less NOx than current EPA standard

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) has released a video portraying the power and performance of heavy duty trucks powered by the newest 12 liter natural gas engine offering from Cummins-Westport. The engine is already in use on the road at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Read more »

US DOE Releases Notice of Intent for NGV Engine R&D

| USA, Washington | Source: NGVAmerica

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a Notice of Intent, DE-FOA-0001812, for medium and heavy duty natural gas vehicle engine research and development. As explained by NGVAmerica, the national trade association dedicated to growing a sustainable NGV market, the program aims to address technical barriers to the adoption of natural gas vehicles. Read more »

Federal-Mogul Launches Valve Rotator for Alt-Fuel Engines

| Germany, Barsinghausen

Federal Mogul Rotocap, a valve rotator suited for CNG enginesFederal-Mogul Powertrain, a US-headquartered global designer and manufacturer of original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products, will launch a new, smaller version of its proven Rotocap® valve rotator, the first for 4 valve per cylinder light vehicle engines, at this year´s IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. It has application for alt-fuel vehicles, including NGVs. Read more »

NGVAmerica Advocates for NGVs at NREL Research Workshop

| USA, Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica and industry advocates participated at the Natural Gas Vehicle Research Workshop that recently took place at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. There were approximately fifty people in attendance from across the NGV industry and national laboratories. Read more »

Wärtsilä Technology Selected for German LNG Powered Research Ship

| Germany and Finland
Atair_II_artist rendering Dec2016

Artist rendering of LNG-fuelled Atair

Marine technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the engines, and LNGPac system for complete fuel gas handling, for a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled research vessel being built for the German government. The vessel is under construction at the Fassmer shipyard in Germany and will be owned by Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency.  Read more »

Metro Buses with CWI Near-Zero NG Engine are Super Clean – UCR Study

| USA, Riverside CA
UCR Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Kent Johnson (UCR Center for Environmental Research & Technology) led the study.

Study shows natural gas engine in LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus is well below federal and state certification standards

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and SoCalGas have announced the results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines. Read more »

EDCO Invests in New RNG-Powered Near Zero Emission Vehicles

| USA, Lemon Grove CA

cummins-westport-isl-g-near-zero operates on natural gas or RNGCalifornian integrated waste and recycling company EDCO is taking delivery of twenty-five new Near Zero (NZ) natural gas powered collection vehicles and placing them into service throughout its fleet. The technologically advanced Near Zero engines produce almost zero emission of Nitrous Oxide (NOx), which is the primary generator of air pollution. Read more »

ISL G Near Zero Emissions NG Engine for Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S Trucks

| USA, Kirkland WA

cummins-westport-isl-g-near-zeroKenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine. “The Kenworth T680 and T880 specified with the ISL G Near Zero emissions engine are ideal for regional haul, vocational and refuse fleets focused on decreasing their environmental impact and reducing operating costs,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. Read more »

NGV Provisions Discussed at UNECE GRPE Meeting in Geneva

| Switzerland, Geneva

UNECE GRPE BannerThe UNECE Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) is the subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) that prepares regulatory proposals on pollution and energy efficiency to WP.29.  This group of experts, which includes representation from NGV Global, conducts research and analysis to develop emission and energy requirements for vehicles. NGV Global reports here, on the two provisions related to natural gas vehicles (NGV) that were on last week’s agenda in Geneva. Read more »