Gasum Surveys HDV Companies, Finds Environment Focus Here to Stay

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum
Volvo FH LNG

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

​​​​​​​A recent survey analyzed how environmental issues are viewed by Finnish and Swedish heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) fleet owners. According to the results, customers’ environmental expectations have increased in both Finland and Sweden, and 82% of fleet owners in both countries agree that an environment-focused mindset is a permanent phenomenon and not a passing trend. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) are low-emission fuel alternatives for road transport that are also cost effective. Read more »

Do gas trucks reduce emissions? YES says NGVA Europe

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe
Volvo FH LNG

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

The paper Do gas trucks reduce emissions? recently published by T&E (Transport & Environment) has provided NGVA Europe the opportunity to rectify some aspects and complement with educational elements and details about gas in transport. T&E’s conclusions are mainly based on a set of emissions measurement campaigns run by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). However, while reports from TNO are scientifically well proven, NGVA Europe notes the conclusions drawn by T&E are misaligned with the measurements reported. Read more »

Omnitek Engineering Enters Strategic Agreement for 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Vista CA | Source: Omnitek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with G.ON Global Investments SRL, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Romania. G.ON Global was established by one of the original founders of Bucharest-based G.ON SRL, an Omnitek Engineering customer who engaged Omnitek in 2018 to develop a more than 400 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for Class 8 truck and bus applications. Read more »

Hunts Point First to Offer RNG in New York City

| USA: Hunts Point NY | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Hunts Point NYHunts Point, located on a peninsula in the South Bronx of New York City, is home to the first gas filling station in New York City to exclusively offer renewable natural gas (RNG) for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. The station is owned and operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. Read more »

Brittany Ferries Defines CO2 Savings from LNG Fleet

| United Kingdom: Portsmouth | Source: Brittany Ferries

Brittany-Ferries-invests-in-two-new-cruise-ferries-to-serve-SpainBrittany Ferries says the name Santoña (pronounced Santonia in English) has been chosen for the company’s third E-Flexer class ship. To be chartered from Stena, Santoña is part of the company’s €550 million fleet renewal programme, with a clear focus on sustainable development. Santoña will arrive in 2023 and like sister ship Salamanca, she will be powered by environmentally-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Energy and Utility Leaders Discuss Viability of RNG at Montreal Summit

| Canada: Montreal QC | Source: GRDF

Canada_Logos_communique Energir GRDF GRTgaz and SoCalGasÉnergir (Canada), SoCalGas (United States), and French companies GRDF and GRTgaz shared their visions for viable solutions to combat climate change. The presentation took place at the Movin’On Summit in Montreal last week and brought together leaders from each of the energy and utility companies. The 2019 theme of “Solutions for a Multimodal Ecosystem” covered topics such as decarbonisation and air quality, society and urban transport, innovative technologies, freight transport and the circular economy. Read more »

CMA CGM Group Highlights Progress with LNG as Marine Fuel on WE-Day

| France: Paris | Source: CMA CGM
CMA CGM Containership Design with Emissions

Image: CMA CGM (from 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report)

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5), the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, reiterated its firm commitment to the environment. The Group is further accelerating its actions in 2019 to protect the environment and is firmly committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint. By 2022, CMA CGM will have taken delivery of 20 vessels powered by LNG. Read more »

Volvo Says TNO Tests Prove Suitability of LNG as Truck Fuel

| The Netherlands | Source: Volvo Trucks

Volvo FH LNG refuellingThe Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), an organisation independent of government and commercial influence, has completed tests of the Volvo FH LNG truck. TNO has found that under representative conditions for long-distance transport in the Netherlands CO2 emissions from the exhaust of the Volvo FH LNG truck are almost 20% lower than those of TNO-tested Euro 6 diesel trucks. The saving is considerable, especially when deployed on the highway, namely a 23% reduction in CO2. Read more »

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains to Start in Frankfurt in 2022

| France: Saint-Ouen and Germany: Höchst | Source: Alstom and Industriepark Höchst

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterRMV, the public transport network of the Frankfurt metropolitan area in Germany, through its subsidiary fahma (Vehicle Management Region Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH) recently issued a tender throughout Europe for 27 fuel cell trains. The tender has been awarded to French engineering company Alstom, manufacturer of hydrogen-fuelled trains. Read more »

Blue Corridor Viability Researched in Brazil’s State of São Paulo

| Brazil: São Paulo | Source: FAPESP

The substitution of diesel oil by liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy duty transportation in outstate São Paulo in Brazil would make possible a significant reduction of fuel costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as other pollutants. This is the picture presented in a study by the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), in which four scenarios were analyzed. Read more »