Containerships Gains Grant to Adopt Whole-Supply-Chain LNG

Containerships-ECO-LNG-in-USE_powered-by-LNGHelsinki-based Containerships, a global logistics company, has been granted substantial funding for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project by the European Union and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). With the grant, the Finnish shipping company will implement its eco-friendly strategy, which is based on using LNG throughout the Company’s logistics supply chain. Read more »

Government of Canada Invests in RNG

The Canadian Government, through the Minstry of Natural Resources, is to invest $800,000 (USD 600k) in G4 Insights Inc., a renewable natural gas (RNG) producer, for the development of technology to convert forestry waste into RNG that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada, enhancing the availability of RNG for transportation and energy applications. Read more »

Texas Bill Filed for Continuation of NGV Incentives

Texas CNG refueling

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Legislation has been filed in the U.S. State of Texas to continue natural gas vehicle and station funding under the Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP). Senate Bill 26 (SB 26), lodged 18 January, includes the Governmental Alternative Fuel Fleet Grant Program encouraging state fleets with more than 15 vehicles to purchase new alternative fuel vehicles. Read more »

UK-Funded Projects to Advance HDV Gas Technologies

CNG Fuels Truck

CNG Fuels will trial 43 dedicated gas HGVs

Funding from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK (agencies of the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) has been awarded to several natural gas for transportation projects, announced this week by Transport Minister John Hayes. The funding is provided to successful applicants who entered the government sponsored competition to stimulate the development of ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) technologies. Read more »

Mobile CNG Compressor Funded for Demonstrations in California

Onboard Dynamics mobile CNG compressorSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) reports it has signed a contract with Onboard Dynamics, Inc. (ObDI), an innovator in compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling technology, to fund the demonstration and testing of a new mobile natural gas compressor that is compact, easily transported and itself powered by CNG. It can be used to re-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles no matter where they are. Read more »

Ontario Trucking Association Facilitates Fleet Transition to Natural Gas

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has issued a report entitled Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel for Canadian Truck Fleets: A Roadmap Toward Implementation. The report is intended to assist the Government of Ontario in the design of a heavy truck natural gas program as part of the Canadian province’s drive to reduce carbon emissions from heavy trucks, by proposing a funding model. Read more »

EU Funds Assist CNG Filling Station Rollout in Ireland

Ireland has received a major stimulus for its planned network of 70 public and private Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations with funding of €6.4m (USD 8.06m) being allocated by the EU Commission, for applicant Gas Networks Ireland. The gas distributor says the funds will enable it to complete the first phase of construction, of up to 14 CNG stations. Read more »

Grant Approved for CW Near Zero Engines for California Bus Fleet

Big-Blue-Bus Fleet plans near zero strategy

Big Blue Bus will operate using renewable natural gas (RNG) from Clean Energy, branded as Redeem™.

In southern California, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is committed to undertaking all necessary steps to protect public health from air pollution. It’s Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) builds on a long history of support for natural gas vehicles by allocating USD 0.87 million from its Near Zero Engine Incentive Program to Santa Monica municipal bus operator Big Blue Bus. Read more »