Long Beach Transit Upgrades to CWI Near Zero CNG Engines

| USA, Long Beach CA

Long Beach Transit CNGLong Beach Transit (LBT), a Californian transportation agency focused on the use of clean air technology, has been granted $600,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Near Zero Incentive Program for the purchase of 40 “near zero” compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. Read more »

Californian Concrete Mixer Fleet Chooses CNG/RNG

| USA, Los Angeles CA

CalPortland CNG concrete truckCatalina Pacific®, a CalPortland Company has launched the first part of its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered concrete mixer truck fleet, which will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog-causing emissions in Southern California. The company commissioned 118 new “Near-Zero Emission” concrete mixer trucks to be in operation by the end of 2017. Read more »

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 »