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 »

Caterpillar Establishes First Marine LNG Test Bed

| Germany, Hamburg

Caterpillar Marine LNG Test Facility in Hamburg May2017Caterpillar Marine has unveiled the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) test bed for gas-fuelled engines at its facility in the port city of Kiel, 90 km north of Hamburg. The LNG preparation unit comprises of an LNG tank and a gas preparation unit, both in 40 ft container size; both developed and provided by Marine Service GmbH. Read more »

Agility and McNeilus Upgrade Alliance to Serve US Fleets

| USA, Dodge Center MN

Agility and McNeilus logosA strategic alliance between McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and manufacturer of refuse truck bodies, and Agility Fuel Solutions — an international developer and manufacturer of all-composite cylinders and natural gas fuel systems for heavy-duty vehicles, has been further strengthen through a broader offering of services announced this week at WasteExpo 2017, May 8-11 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more »

Kenworth Explores Hybrid-Electric Trucking with CWI ISL G Near Zero Engine

| USA, Kirkland WA

Kenworth_T680 day-cab hybrid-electric-CNG prototype illustration 2017 Kenworth Truck Company is developing a prototype series hybrid-electric T680 day cab designed to produce near-zero-emissions. The truck will use the currently available Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx engine fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) to generate electrical power. Initial track and road testing is expected to start in the fourth quarter. Four more hybrid day cab prototypes will follow in 2018. Read more »

Wärtsilä 34DF Engines Certified EPA Tier III Emissions Compliant

| Finland and USA

Wärtsilä- 34DFFinnish technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded model year 2017 certification of emissions compliance from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine family.The Tier III certification of conformity covers the Wärtsilä 34DF engines manufactured from the date of issue until the end of 2017. Read more »