Maruti Suzuki CNG Vehicle Sales Exceed Expectations

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki S_CNG Range 202015.5% CAGR increase in CNG vehicle sales in the past five years

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s pioneer of factory-fitted Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) technology for passenger vehicles, achieved highest ever sales of eco-friendly CNG-powered cars in FY 2019-20. The Company sold 106,443 factory-fitted CNG vehicles across India. Since the launch of CNG in 2010 and Smart Hybrid in 2015, the Company has cumulatively sold over one million green vehicles nationally. Read more »

Enagás Emprende buys into Sustainable Mobility Start-up Hygen

| Spain: Madrid and Latvia: Riga | Source: Enagás
HYGEN Team

Alex Safronov and Robert Strods, Hygen founders.

Enagás Emprende, an Enagás subsidiary, has become one of the shareholders of Hygen, a start-up technology company facilitating the supply of compressed natural gas/biomethane (CNG/bio-CNG) to vehicles. HYGEN is focusing on the G-Mobility providing original decentralized gaseous refueling solutions that can refuel vehicles everywhere. Read more »

Innogy Energo Plans BioCNG Tests at 63 Stations in Czechia

| Czechia: Prague | Source: prazskypatriot.cz

CNG station image by innogyFor the first time in Czechia, drivers of compressed natural gas (CNG) cars have the opportunity to try driving on BioCNG supplied by Innogy Energo s.r.o., currently the largest public network of CNG stations in the Czech Republic. Biomethane-enriched natural gas is an emission-pure variant of CNG, which, when burned, releases up to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions into the air than petrol or diesel, and thus meets even the strictest limits of pure mobility. Read more »

BMS GmbH Opens 2nd LNG filling station in Germany

| Germany: Munich | Source: BayWa AG

BayWA LNG Station NordlingenBayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH (BMS) has now put a second LNG station (liquefied natural gas) into operation in Nördlingen, Bavaria. It is located at Markhamstraße 2 in the industrial area of Am Steinernen Mann in North Rhine-Westphalia, where BayWa already offers diesel and petrol at its automatic filling station that opened in 2015. Read more »

Gasrec CNG and LNG Sales up for Q1

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Gasrec Ltd
Gasrec-DIRFT-natural gas refuelling station

Gasrec’s flagship DIRFT facility has the capacity to refuel 700 heavy goods vehicles per day.

Gasrec has recorded a five-fold increase in sales of gas across its commercial vehicle refuelling network in the first quarter of 2020, versus the same period in 2019. This record growth follows an influx of new trucks into the market running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified natural gas (LNG) – with demand in March 2020 exceeding the previous peak of September 2014, at the height of the Euro-5 dual fuel era. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Transportation Gains Ground in Czech Republic

| Czech Republic: Prague | Source: Czech Gas Association

CNG image by innogyConsumption of natural gas in transport in the Czech Republic in 2019 increased by more than 20% year-on-year to a record 91.3 million cubic meters, reports the Czech Gas Association. Currently, over 25,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles run on Czech roads, for which more than 200 filling stations are already available. Last year, liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks appeared in normal operation for the first time. Read more »

Norway’s ASKO Selects Scania Fuel Cell Trucks

| Norway: Trondheim | Source: Scania

Scania G 350 FCEV truck for ASKOASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler and a part of NorgesGruppen, and Swedish truck manufacturer Scania have celebrated the start of operations of four hydrogen gas trucks with electric driveline and of ASKO’s hydrogen gas station in Trondheim, Norway. Read more »

Netherlands Introduces New LNG Incentive Scheme

| The Netherlands: Nieuwegein | Source: Total Gas Mobility B.V.

PitPoint LNG station in NetherlandsThe Netherlands has announced a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) incentive scheme. The scheme will offer an 18.7 Eurocent discount per kilogram of LNG purchased between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021. The scheme is in line with the EU’s ambition to reduce freight transport emissions and seeks to support logistics companies that (are looking to) use a cleaner fuel source. Read more »

CNG Stations RFP issued by Kansas City RCC

| USA: Kansas City MO | Source: Metropolitan Energy Center

MEC logoKansas City Regional Clean Cities, a program of Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC), has re-issued an RFP for the Installation of CNG Fueling Stations in Kansas/Missouri that you may be interested in responding to. Attached is the RFP (and T & C), with submittal information. The deadline for submitting proposals to Metropolitan Energy Center is December 20, 2019, at 2:00pm CST. Read more »

Gasum Expands Nordic Operations by Acquiring Two Linde AG Businesses

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum

Gasum Turku LNGEnergy company Gasum is acquiring AGA’s Clean Energy business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business from Linde AG. The acquisition will enhance the development of the Nordic gas market and create a platform for Gasum to provide a broader offering to meet the increasing demand for low-emission energy solutions from customers in industry, maritime and road transport. Read more »