Tata Motors and Westport Fuel Systems Aim for Bharat Stage VI

| Canada and India

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. entered into a development and supply agreement last week with India’s Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April of 2020. Read more »

Renewable Methane – Clean Fuel for Today and Tomorrow

| USA, Santa Monica CA

Arthur Daniels Midland - wastewater ponds generate methaneRenewable Natural Gas (RNG), also known as biogas, biomethane and bio-CNG, with various identifying brand names such as Redeem used by Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, is undoubtedly a fuel with high quality environmental characteristics.  But just how clean is methane as a fuel for transportation? Where does RNG come from? And should policymakers focus on it or leave it out of the evolving energy matrix? California-based clean transportation and energy consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) argues for inclusion, and with good reason. Read more »

IGU Forum Concludes Natural Gas Integral to Future Sustainability

| Spain, Barcelona | Source: IGU

IGU Logo (full)The 5th IGU Diplomatic Gas Forum in Madrid (22 November) included presentations and debate that point to natural gas’ key role in improving urban air quality and combating climate change. The conclusion drawn from this discussion:”Natural Gas to have a Fundamental Role in the Future Sustainable Energy Mix”. About 70 delegates from embassies of 30 countries and all regions attended the event. Read more »

SoCalGas Supports Policy to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants

| USA, Los Angeles CA

California RNG signThe California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week issued details of its plan to implement Senate Bill 1383, the Short-Lived Climate Pollutants bill, which aims to reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gasses. The bill requires state agencies to adopt policies and incentives to significantly increase the sustainable production and use of renewable gas. Read more »

NEDO and Japanese Consortium Start CNG-NGV Demo Project in Indonesia

| Indonesia and Japan
NEDO Diagram demo project

Project overview: proposed CNG Stations

Japanese research and development government agency New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), together with Toyota Motor Corporation, Hino Motors Corp., Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Toho Gas Engineering Co., Ltd., with assistance from Nippon Automobile Research Institute, aim to expand the presence of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in Indonesia. Read more »

Natural Gas Energy Companies Clamp Down on Emissions

| Germany, Kassel
Gas Energy Wintershall

Image courtesy of Wintershall

BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall this week committed to further reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world. The energy companies also agreed to encourage others across the natural gas value chain – from production to the final consumer – to do the same. Read more »

NGVA Europe: EC Mobility Package Needs Expansion

| Brussels, Belgium

NGVA Europe: for sustainable mobilityWell-to-wheel approach can accelerate transition to transport decarbonisation

NGVA Europe welcomes the publication of the EU Commission’s second part of the Mobility Package but says the tailpipe emissions approach is discriminatory and limiting. It is calling for a more comprehensive approach to be introduced for assessing environmental benefits from mobility solutions. Read more »

ETI Report: Tax Stability the Key to Natural Gas for HDVs in UK

| United Kingdom, Loughborough

ETI Study 2017 - Tax Key to NG HDVsA new report released at the beginning of this month by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a public-private partnership between global energy and engineering companies and the UK Government, will help support industry and government to make decisions about the future economic and environmental impact of using natural gas as an HDV fuel. Read more »

Clean Energy Fuels Begins First Bronx CNG Fueling Station

| USA, The Bronx NY

Clean Energy Hunts-Point-Web 600Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America- the City of New York, and community leaders broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx that will fuel multiple fleets operating across the city. Read more »

NGVAmerica Submits Comments to U.S. EPA, CARB re GHG Standards

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaLast week, NGVAmerica submitted comments in response to the U.S. EPA’s request for information concerning its review of the 2022 – 2025 greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles. The agency is currently revisiting a decision by the Obama Administration under the Mid-term Review. Read more »