New Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks Funding for Southern California Fleets

| USA: Los Angeles CA | Source: SoCalGas

SoCalGas Fueling Station with Heavy-duty TruckSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), the primary provider of natural gas to the region of Southern California, is helping California fleets obtain funding for the purchase of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Fleets operating within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) are able to apply for incentive funding to replace diesel trucks with new near-zero emissions natural gas trucks through the Carl Moyer Program. Read more »

NREL Funds Nine Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies Projects

| U.S. Department of Energy & NGVAmerica | Source: U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected nine projects as part of a multimillion-dollar effort funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to advance the state of technology for natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Read more »

U.S. DoE Funding to Boost Gaseous Fuels Research and Technology

| USA: Washington DC | Source: US. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced funding for new and innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them.  Funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), this FOA addresses research and technology priorities in natural gas, biopower and hydrogen as fuels for transportation. Read more »

Chicago Bus Fleet Earns Clean Cities Award with CNG

| USA: South Holland IL | Source: Pace Suburban Bus

Pace CNG bus at stopPace Suburban Bus has been named Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-vehicles and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly nine million people. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is the winning factor. Read more »

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 »