EBRD Finances Low-emission CNG Buses for Skopje

| United Kingdom: London and Macedonia: Skopje | Source: EBRD
Macedonia buses

Old buses will soon give way to the latest CNG models in Skopje.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is bringing 35 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to Skopje, the capital of FYR Macedonia, in response to the ever-growing demand for cleaner and more sustainable public transport. The new buses will cut CO2 emissions by at least 15 per cent. Read more »

NGVAmerica Promotes NGV Benefits in NewFact Sheets

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica has released four new fact sheets regarding the benefits of using Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) for heavy-duty trucks, school buses, refuse and transit vehicles. The new information comes as states are beginning to distribute their share of the $2.9 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust funding established as part of the Volkswagen emissions settlement. Read more »

Egypt Funds Thousands of Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Ministry of Petroleum

Car Gas image (Egypt)Egypt’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA) has signed two contracts to convert 4,000 cars from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel. The contracts were signed by Engineer Tarek Al-Mulla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Mrs. Niven Jameh, CEO of the SME Development Agency and representatives of Cargas and Gastec. Read more »

CARB Funding For Kenworth-Toyota Zero Emission Truck Collaboration

| USA: Las Vegas NV | Source: Kenworth Trucks

Kenworth_T680 toyotalrAdding to its range of alternative-fueled vehicles such as CNG and LNG, Kenworth Truck Company is collaborating with Toyota Motor North America to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Soon a Reality for Greek Shipping

| Greece: Athens | Source: DEPA
Port of Piraeus

Port of Piraeus

Public Gas Corporation of Greece SA (DEPA) has signed a grant agreement with Europe Union’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) for the construction of the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering vessel for the Port of Piraeus, the largest Greek seaport and one of the biggest in the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. Read more »

Swedish Energy Agency Funds First Part of ‘Drive LBG’ (RNG)

| Sweden: Stockholm | Source: Energigas Sweden
Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

Further to the autumn funding announcement by the Swedish Energy Agency for an innovation cluster for liquid biogas, it has been decided that Energigas Sweden will be responsible for driving the “Drive LBG” cluster. The overall effort will be of great importance to the biogas (renewable natural gas – RNG) market and to achieve Sweden’s environmental and climate goals. Read more »

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 »