Calgary Opens Largest North American Transit Facility for Natural Gas Buses

| Canada, Calgary AB | Source: City of Calgary; CNGVA

Calgary Transit Stoney Facility bus hoistIn the Canadian province of Alberta, the City of Calgary is celebrating the opening of its long awaited massive new bus storage and maintenance facility for Calgary Transit – the largest indoor Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fueling complex in North America and one of the largest in the world. Investing in the facility means Calgarians now have access to a more effective and environmentally friendly transit system. Read more »

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 »

Westport Fuel Systems Supports Europe’s Proposed CO2 Emission Reduction Standards for Trucks

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Westport Fuel Systems Inc.
Westport_HPDI-2.0

Westport HPDI 2.0™ meets 2025 targets today

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport)  supports the upcoming Plenary vote in the European Parliament to pass Europe’s first CO2 regulations which set CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles.  On February 27, 2019, the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted to approve the final text of the legislation previously approved by the Committee of Deputy Permanent Representatives on February 22, 2019. This has now set the stage for final approval by the European Parliament currently scheduled for the week of April 15, 2019. Read more »

Construction of Teekay’s Fourth LNG-Powered E-Shuttle Tanker Underway

| Bermuda: Hamilton | Source: Teekay Offshore
Teekay LNG Shuttle Tanker (rendering)

Teekay LNG Shuttle Tanker (rendering)

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P, a leading international midstream services provider to the offshore oil production industry, says the steel cutting for its fourth and final Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered E-Shuttle has officially begun. The vessel, which will be named Current Spirit, is now officially in production. Read more »

Shell Study Quantifies Reduction of GHG Emissions using LNG Fuel

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Shell Deutschland

Shell LNG Study (German only)In the climate debate, LNG has great potential to diversify fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships and trucks. This is confirmed by the Shell LNG study Liquefied Natural Gas – New Energy for Vessels and Trucks? – Facts, Trends and Perspectives, which Shell developed with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Technical University of Hamburg. Read more »

Clean Energy Aims for 100% Renewable, Zero-Carbon Fuel (RNG)

| USA: Phoenix AZ | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Fuels Redeem DiagramClean Energy Fuels Corp. has set goals to offer Zero-Carbon Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) at all of its fueling stations by 2025, summarized in its latest  Corporate Sustainability Report. By transitioning exclusively to Redeem by 2025 and by achieving Zero-Carbon intensity, Clean Energy would outdistance other alternative fuels, including electric vehicles, which are not excepted to hit that mark until 2045. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Calls for Incentives to Stimulate Demand for Clean HD Vehicles

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: Volvo Trucks
Volvo FM LNG 2018

Volvo FM LNG

On February 18, the EU reached the decision to regulate CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Volvo Trucks produces HD trucks powered by natural gas (CNG and LNG) and biomethane. To speed up development, the heavy duty truck manufacturer continues to invest heavily in more climate-friendly transport solutions, but additional measures are needed to stimulate demand for vehicles with low CO2 emissions. Read more »

New CNG Station for Trucks on Ontario’s QEW Highway

| Canada: Halton Hills ON | Source: Envoy Energy Fuels Inc.

QEW Highway Ontario (Image from The Toronto Star 2015Envoy Energy Fuels Inc. (Envoy Energy) and Truk-King Logistics Inc. (Truk-King) have started construction on a public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Fort Erie, Ontario. The CNG cardlock station will include four fast-fill lanes for heavy-duty vehicles and 2 dedicated lanes for filling large capacity tube trailers for Envoy Energy’s mobile CNG refuelling operations. Read more »

Girteka Logistics Confirms Benefits of LNG-fuelled Trucks

| Lithuania: Vilnius | Source: Girteka Logistics

Girteka IVECO LNGEuropean transportation and logistics heavyweight Girteka Logistics, based in Lithuania, has been testing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered trucks. It has found CO2 emissions reduction of 85 per cent is possible using the renewable fuel Bio LNG when compared to an equivalent diesel vehicle. Read more »