Lima’s Vision for 2034 Includes Cleaner Air with NGVs

| Peru: Lima

Calidda vision of Lima in 2034A clear vision is an essential component of city planning, and for Lima, the capital city of Peru, this envisioning process is underway at present. What sort of city do Limeños want and expect fifteen years from now? Whenever considering city needs, one essential element must be included — transportation — and in Lima, natural gas fueled vehicles are seen to be very much part of its future. Read more »

UPS to Cut 1 Million Metric Tons GHG with Huge Renewable Natural Gas Purchase

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

UPS Natural Gas VehicleUPS has entered into an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 – 25 million gallon equivalents per year. Read more »

AMGN Implores Mexican Governments to Support Natural Gas Fuel to Reduce Air Pollution

| Mexico: Mexico City | Source: AMGN
Dirty air over Mexico City 2019

Image courtesy of CAMe

Last week in Mexico, the Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis (Comisión Ambiental de la Megalópolis – CAMe) declared in motion an extraordinary environmental contingency on May 14 due to the excessive fine particles existing in the air (PM2.5). A third of air pollution in the country is generated by the vehicle fleet, so cleaner fuels are required. The Mexican Association of Natural Gas (AMGN) is calling of governments in Mexico to promote widespread adoption of natural gas for cleaner transportation. Read more »

Alt-Fuels Mix Delivers 100% Compliance with Californian Low Carbon Fuel Standard

| USA: Sacramento CA | Source: California Air Resources Board

RNG Port Trucks (TTSI)New 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers: to date almost 3.3 billion gallons of petroleum diesel have been displaced by clean, low-carbon alternatives which includes renewable natural gas (RNG). The 2018 data also shows fuel producers are in 100 percent compliance with the LCFS. Read more »

London Chooses Hydrogen Double-Deckers for 2020

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Transport for London (plus comment)

Wrightbus Fuel Cell Electric busLondon is committed to addressing transport-related air pollution, hence a decision to engage with hydrogen. Transport for London, the local government body tasked with responsibility for the transport system in Greater London, will introduce the world’s first hydrogen double decker buses on three London bus routes next year. Read more »

Naturgy Opens Mataró to lift Barcelona CNG Filling Stations to Seven

| Spain: Mataró | Source: Naturgy

Naturgy CNG station at MataróNaturgy has opened the first public vehicular natural gas refuelling station in the city of Mataró in the province of Barcelona, raising the number of its refuelling stations in the province to seven. It is located close to dealerships of the leading brands that market vehicles powered by CNG and companies with large fleets. Read more »

Blue Bird Introduces Ultra-Low NOx, Type-C School Bus Fueled by CNG

| USA: Fort Valley Ga and Livonia MI | Source: Blue Bird Corporation
Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

In the USA, School districts and transportation contractors can now purchase buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) that are 90 percent cleaner than the national emissions standard, opening more opportunities for funding that supports reduced emissions. This is the offer from Blue Bird Corporation, designer and manufacturer of school buses. Read more »

Demand Soars for Clean Energy Fuels ‘Zero Now’ Program

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy zeronowThe demand for clean, cost-effective renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel continues to rise in the United States as California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. reaches agreement with trucking firms to lease or purchase more than 250 new heavy-duty trucks, fueled by its Redeem™ RNG. Read more »

Colombia Incentivises Cleaner-Fuelled Mass Transit with VAT Exemptions

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: ANLA Communications

Colombia air pollutionColombia’s National Environmental Licenses Authority (ANLA) has approved environmental certifications for mass transit companies in the country to access tax benefits in the form of VAT exemptions when incorporating non-conventional renewable energy sources for their fleet operations. Natural gas fueled buses will qualify for VAT exemption, local media reports ANLA as confirming. Read more »

TransLink Cuts Fleet Emissions with Renewable Natural Gas

| Canada: Surrey BC | Source: TransLink

New Flyer CNG buses for TransLink in Surrey BCSouth Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) and Canadian integrated energy solutions provider FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC) are partnering to supply the TransLink fleet with renewable natural gas (RNG). TransLink thereby becomes the first public transportation authority in Canada to use RNG, a certified carbon-neutral fuel, to help fuel its natural gas powered buses. Read more »