Natural Gas Engine Dramatically Reduces Smog from HD Trucks, Study Shows

| USA: Riverside CA
Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Dr. Kent Johnson, assistant research engineer at CE-CERT

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) this week published results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines, showing a new 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emission during all types of driving. Read more »

NGVA-EBA 2030 Roadmap Highlights G-Mobility Role in Sustainable Future

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

G-Mobility Flowchart from 2030 RoadmapThe Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) and the European Biogas Association (EBA) have released a roadmap document that unveils the contribution that g-mobility will play to mitigate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions moving rapidly towards carbon neutral solutions for a more sustainable future. Read more »

Westport-Weichai Agreement Begins HPDI 2.0 Technology Commercialization for China

| Canada: Vancouver BC

Westport_HPDI-2.0

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. reports it has entered into definitive development and supply agreements with Weichai Westport Inc. (WWI) to develop, market, and commercialize a heavy-duty, natural gas engine featuring the Westport HPDI 2.0™ technology, based on one of Weichai Power Co., Ltd.’s heavy-duty engine platforms. Weichai Power and WWI are affiliates of the Weichai Holding Group Co., Ltd (Weichai). Read more »

Agility Fuel Solutions Receives CARB Approval for Low-NOx 6.0L NG Engine with HD-OBD

| USA: Costa Mesa CA

Agility Low-NOx 6.0L natural gas engine with HD-OBDAgility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certifications for its first natural gas-powered engine. The Agility 366NGTM, a General Motors 6.0L engine with an Agility natural gas fuel system, is certified to meet the CARB Optional Low NOx Emissions Standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. Read more »

UK OLEV-Funded Fleet Trial to Highlight Benefits of Renewable Biomethane

| United Kingdom: Northampton
Fleet of Waitrose CNG-fuelled trucks

Waitrose operates the Scania P-340 with biomethane.

The UK’s CNG Fuels is opening a renewable biomethane refuelling station at Northampton as part of the UK’s first large-scale study of how compressed natural gas (CNG) can help slash road transport emissions. The project, which has received funding from the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) in partnership with Innovate UK, aims to encourage UK fleet operators to switch from diesel to cost-effective, low-carbon biomethane fuel by demonstrating performance benefits, and by showing that CNG stations can support growing demand for gas. Read more »

Delhi Government Defines Approved Fuels for a Cleaner City

| India: New Delhi

India’s Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the much awaited notification of the ‘List of approved fuels permissible for use within the borders of the NCT of Delhi’, issued by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi at the end of last month. The notification mandates use of cleaner fuels and bars all toxic and polluting fuels from being used in the city. Read more »

EU Adopts HDV CO2 Emissions Regulation with Room for Improvement

| Europe: Brussels

HDGAS imageThe first ever EU legislation on CO2 emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) registered in the EU, formally adopted Jun 25, requires emissions for Categories N2 and N3 and certain other vehicle types to be monitored and reported from 1 January 2019. The VECTO tool is adopted as the measurement tool but does it go far enough? Read more »

LNG Marine Fuel Unrivalled as Solution for Air Quality, argues SEA\LNG

| United Kingdom: London
SEA\LNG Containership image

Image courtesy of SEA\LNG

Continuing investment in LNG as a marine fuel is critical to meeting both air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, says SEA\LNG. The multi-sector industry coalition, aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has called on industry and governments make a pragmatic and balanced analysis of the future of maritime fuels. Read more »

SoCalGas Pipelines Flow with Californian RNG

| USA: Los Angeles CA

CRR biogas piping at PerisRenewable natural gas is a fuel with impeccable credentials: locally-produced; carbon-neutral; renewable and sustainable; harvested from wasted energy; reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and conserves landfill space. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are taking advantage. Read more »

Renewable ‘Green’ LNG Replaces Petrol and Diesel for Friesland Fortnight

| The Netherlands

Albert Heijn supplier truck uses LNGThe Frisian youth wants a sustainable Friesland, without climate change and with an Elfstedentocht! That’s a very special and historical eleven-cities ice tour of some 200 kms, last held in 1997. Its been too warm since then so students have set up a challenge for everyone to move with sustainable means of transport within the borders of the province, from 1 to 14 July 2018. No petrol, no diesel. Renewable green gas is one solution. Read more »