CGA Renewable Gas Funding Proposal Receives Support

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Gas Association

Canada - CGA Proposal Renewable Gas (cover clip)The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) last month said it received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the Government of Canada to endorse CGA’s federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program. A persuasive element of the proposal relates to the immediate benefit derived from switching transportation to this clean fuel. Read more »

Equal Opportunity Sought for Light-Duty NGVs Under U.S. Rules

| USA: Washington DC, Bala Cynwyd PA and Mount Vernon OH | Source: NGVAmerica, VNG.Co and Ariel Corporation
SoCalGas Light-duty NGV

(Image: SoCalGas)

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), supported by industry trade bodies and separately lodged member statements, have submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to their proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. Read more »

Omnitek’s Euro VI 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine Ready to Go

| USA: Vista CA | Source: Omnitek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp., developer of natural gas engines and conversion technology, has finalized the development of a 420 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for truck and bus applications. The project was commenced for a European customer in late 2016 and the end product exceeds the Euro VI emissions standard.  Read more »

Ambitious Methane Reduction Target Announced by OGCI

| USA: Tulsa OK | Source: Total

The Oklahoma-headquartered, international Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), now made up of 13 major oil and gas companies, has declared its intention to collectively reduce the average methane intensity of its aggregated upstream gas and oil operations by one fifth to below 0.25% by 2025, and if possible will push to 0.20%, corresponding to a reduction by one third. The natural gas for transportation industry welcomes this initiative to further reduce emissions from the gas value chain. Read more »

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

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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 »