NYSERDA Funds Farm-related Clean Energy Technologies

| USA: Albany NY | Source: NYSERDA

New York State logoThe New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has made $19 million available to accelerate the use of anaerobic digester projects and clean energy technologies to make farm operations more energy efficient. Emissions reduction, cost reduction and home-grown fuels will advantage farmers and the state. Read more »

Israel’s Ministry of Energy plans Transition to CNG for Transportation

| Israel: Jerusalem | Source: Ministry of Energy
Ayalon Hwy, Israel - Photo: Ilan Malester

(Photo credit: Ilan Malester)

In Israel the Minister of Energy, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Udi Adiri, General Manager of the Ministry of Energy, and Dr. Assaf Eilat, chairman of the Electricity Authority, presented a plan last October to save Israel from energy pollution, with a view of reducing the use of polluting fuel products by 2030. Natural gas features as a solution fuel. Read more »

Pennsylvania DEP Calls for Alt-Fuel Infrastructure Grant Applications

| USA: Harrisburg PA | Source: Penn Dept. of Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has called for applications for approximately $1 million in grants to support the installation of publicly accessible alternative fuel infrastructure projects in designated major transportation corridors. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is included. Read more »

Funding for 12 CNG Projects to Improve Pennsylvania Air Quality

| USA: Harrisburg PA | Source: Penn Dept. of Environmental Protection
Giant Eagle CNG Station

Giant Eagle will add 20 CNG trucks to its fleet.

Twelve Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) clean energy vehicle projects have been funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as part of the commonwealth’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants (AFIG) Program. CNG projects accounted for almost 73% of funds approved. Read more »

Peru Sets Up Funding for Conversion of Cars to CNG

| Peru: Lima | Source: MINEM

Peru CNG VehiclePeru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) has invited citizens to participate in the financing program for conversion of vehicles to Compress Natural Gas (CNG) with resources made available through the Social Energy Inclusion Fund (FISE). The program estimates conversion of 15,000 vehicles per year in 12 regions of the country. Read more »

EU Approves Funding for Baleària-Five Conversion to LNG

| Spain: Dénia | Source: Baleària
MV Bahama Mama will be converted to LNG

MV Bahama Mama will be converted to LNG

The Spanish shipping company Baleària’s multi-vessel conversion project is one of several Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) initiatives to be approved in the latest round of the European Union’s TEN-T funding for sustainable and innovative transport projects. Baleària submitted its application as part of TEN-T’s CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) program. The company’s objective, being to remotorize five ferries of its fleet, has been described by the EU as “excellent”. Read more »

Multiple CNG Projects Receive US Federal Transit Admin Funding

| USA: Washington | Source: Federal Transit Administration

USA FTA logoThe US Federal Transit Administration (FTA), a Division of the Department of Transport, has allocated funding to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders. Recipients of the funding allocated from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program, include many natural gas for transportation projects. Read more »

Californian Flour Transported with New Ultra-Low Emission HD Natural Gas Trucks

| USA: Los Angeles CA

Food Express (FXI) Kenworth FleetFood Express, Inc. (FXI) a transporter of flour and malt barley throughout California for use in products such as bread, ramen noodles, tortillas and craft beer, has taken delivery of the first set of 46 new trucks for use on delivery routes. Eleven new ultra-low emission Kenworth T680 natural gas trucks contribute to California’s and FXI’s clean air solution. Read more »

BENEFIC Funds CNG, L-CNG and H2 Stations

| The Netherlands, Nieuwegein

Netherlands PitPoint CNG StationThe European BENEFIC project, which aims to accelerate the realization of infrastructure for environmentally friendly vehicles and vessels, has approved funding to support the construction of multiple Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations, hydrogen stations and one L-CNG station in Belgium and The Netherlands. Read more »

NGVAmerica Calls All US Fleets: Start your Natural Gas Engines with Volkswagen Settlement Funding! 

| USA: Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica provides all states of the USA support to access funding made available through the United States v. Volkswagen Group of America et al. As of today, 19 states have final plans; 16 additional states have draft plans.  Several states have already opened applications for VW grant programs using the $2.9 billion in available resources. Also, given the upward movement of conventional fuel prices, there is additional inventive to choose natural gas solutions for transportation right now. Read more »