EU-funded ‘Causeway’ to Greener Transport Underway in Ireland

| Ireland, Galway

GNI image 2018 - Causeway ProjectNational University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) are leading a new transport revolution as they introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable gas for trucks, vans and buses. The ‘Causeway’ project will see the development of a natural gas transport re-fuelling network in Ireland. Read more »

California’s NGV Coalition to Ramp Up Regulatory Engagement for 2018

| USA, Sacramento CA

NGV truckThe California Natural Gas Vehicles Coalition (CNGVC)’s board of directors has set a course for 2018 that prioritizes intensive engagement with California’s regulatory process and includes sponsoring near-zero-emission vehicle legislation. Objectives are to extend NGV incentive funding, improve existing programs, and protect and encourage investments in natural gas fuel technologies.  Read more »

U.S. State of Ohio Opens Way for Alt-Fuel Conversion Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate - CNG RefuelingIn the U.S. State of Ohio, a legislative committee voted recently to approve rules regarding the Alternative Fuels Vehicle Conversion Grant (AFVC) program. This grant will help reduce up-front costs of vehicles powered by natural gas. The AFVC grant will reimburse business owners for a portion of the cost of replacing or converting a vehicle to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or propane autogas (LPG). Read more »

EC CEF Funding for Five Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects

| Belgium, Brussels

EC LogoFive natural gas projects are among the 39 projects that the EU Commission has selected to co-finance within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds under the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call First Cut-Off. Collectively the projects will be funded €33.18m (USD 40m), being 19.2% of almost €173 million ($204m) that will be invested. The EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) uses its funding capacity to leverage private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. Read more »

Egyptian Government Finances Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt, Cairo | Source: Daily News

Egyptian CNG vehicle conversionThe Egyptian government’s Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has signed a contract worth EGP 10m (approx. USD 0.564m) with Natural Gas Vehicles Company (Cargas), to finance a vehicle conversion project.  Read more »

Pennsylvania-Funded CNG Projects to Save Fuel

| USA, Harrisburg PA

Trillium CNG DispenserIn the U.S. State of Pennsylvania, funding through the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) program has been approved to support three alternative fuel projects that will save hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel and reduce air pollution in Pennsylvania. More than $1.04 million in grants was awarded for one vehicle project and two refueling infrastructure projects. Read more »

California Funds Dairy Digester Projects for Renewable Fuel

| USA, Sacramento CA
Lakeview Dairy Project - manure lagoon

Lakeview Dairy Lagoon construction (Image: CalBio)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $35.2 million in grant funding to 18 dairy digester projects across the state. These projects, part of the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure on California dairy farms. Harvested renewable natural gas will for the most part be directed to fuel for transportation. Read more »

Long Beach Transit Upgrades to CWI Near Zero CNG Engines

| USA, Long Beach CA

Long Beach Transit CNGLong Beach Transit (LBT), a Californian transportation agency focused on the use of clean air technology, has been granted $600,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Near Zero Incentive Program for the purchase of 40 “near zero” compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. Read more »

N.J. Board of Public Utilities to Gauge NGV Interest with Grant Program

| USA, Trenton NJ

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) has established a compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy vehicle grant program for trucks and buses that are listed as heavy duty vehicles Class 5 through 8. The $200,000 grant program will fund a portion of incremental cost of a CNG powered vehicle over a comparable diesel vehicle. Applications open November 20. Read more »