Metro Buses with CWI Near-Zero NG Engine are Super Clean – UCR Study

| USA, Riverside CA
UCR Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Kent Johnson (UCR Center for Environmental Research & Technology) led the study.

Study shows natural gas engine in LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus is well below federal and state certification standards

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and SoCalGas have announced the results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines. Read more »

UK Study Shows Huge Drop in CO2 Emissions from HGVs

| United Kingdom, Hinckley

Leyland CNG Station - Waitrose refuelA new UK study reveals an 84% drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from lorries using that country’s first gas filling station connected to a high-pressure pipeline. Cadent, the UK’s biggest gas network, says this is evidence that gas can be the fuel of choice for HGVs, and supports ‘clean air’ policies. Compressed natural gas (CNG) dispensed at the Lancashire station is 100% renewable, fuelling HGVs for big companies. Read more »

Italy: First Biomethane Filling Station for Vehicles

| Italy, Montello
Montello SpA plant in Bergamo

Montello SpA plant in Bergamo

Italy’s first biomethane filling station for vehicles came into operation in early July. This is the plant of Montello SpA in Bergamo (Italy), which uses only the gas generated by the treatment of the organic component of the urban waste produced by 6 million inhabitants. Read more »

UPS Raises Bar to 40% Alt-Fuel Fleet by 2025

| USA, Atlanta GA

Fueling UPS CNG TractorGlobal logistics provider UPS, already operating a massive fleet of alternative fuel vehicles, has set aggressive new sustainability goals to add yet more alt-fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The goals are outlined in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report. Read more »

Republic Services Cuts GHGs with Renewable Natural Gas

| USA, Phoenix AZ

RNG Emissions reduction Chart by Coalition for RNGRepublic Services, an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. According to the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, RNG has the lowest carbon intensity of all commercially available transportation fuels. Read more »

NGVA Europe Study Validates Emissions Advantage of Natural Gas Fuel 

| Belgium, Brussels

NGVA Europe Report - W-t-WGHG Intensity Chart Passenger Vehicles NGVA Europe (the European Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association) has published a study that shows natural gas reduces GHG emissions from passenger cars on a Well-to-Wheel (WtW) basis by 23% compared with petrol and by 7% compared with diesel. The study, entitled Greenhouse Gas Intensity of Natural Gas, also shows that for heavy-duty applications, benefits compared to diesel are of 16% for CNG and up to 15% for LNG. Also in the maritime sector, overall WtW benefits are up to 21% compared to conventional HFO (Heavy-Fuel-Oil) fuels. Read more »

CNG Achievers Amongst Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award Winners

| USA, Nashville TN

MLGW CNG Station ChoctawThe Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), has included three Compressed Natural Gas high achievers amongst the winners of the 2017 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards. These three have separately focused on public access CNG refuelling stations, CNG-powered airport shuttle buses, and advancement of alternative fuels. Read more »

Chart Commissions First Proviridis NGV Fueling Station in France

| Czech Republic, Decin and France, Marseille

V-Gas (Proviridis) LCNG StationChart has commissioned an in-house engineered and built fueling station for natural gas vehicles at Fos-sur-Mer, 50 km from Marseille on the Mediterranean coast and in close proximity to the city’s port district. The station is equipped with two LNG and one CNG dispensers ensuring its suitability for fueling all natural gas vehicles. Read more »

California NGV Coalition Urges LA Ports to Adopt Aggressive Clean Truck Program

| USA, Long Beach CA

CNGVC natural-gas-pickup-truckMembers of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) today urged the San Pedro Bay Ports to develop and implement an aggressive clean truck program as part of the updated 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). To accelerate the CAAP, the Coalition developed the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Now Plan, which offers a cost-effective opportunity, using proven technology, to drastically and immediately reduce emissions from the 13,000 heavy-duty trucks serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read more »

New Natural Gas Engine Lineup from Cummins Westport

| Canada, Vancouver BC

CWI at ACT Expo 2017 (1)Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) is introducing model year 2018 dedicated natural gas engines for regional haul truck / tractor, vocational and transit, school bus, and refuse applications. The new lineup comes with a change in names, following Cummins tradition of using B, L, and X series letters, followed by engine displacement. The letter “N” denotes engines that are fueled by natural gas. Read more »