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 »

Naturgy and Baleària Data Shows LNG Delivers Huge Benefits as Marine Fuel

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: Naturgy
Abel Matutes

Abel Matutes

Spanish shipping company Baleària, a champion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, proudly claims to have achieved CO2 emission reductions of 1,300 tons since the installation of an auxiliary natural gas engine on the passenger ship Abel Matutes de Baleària in 2017. Read more »

‘State of the Air’ in USA – We Can Do Better says NGVAmerica

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica
Bakersfield CA

Bakersfield CA

For 20 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the “State of the Air” report. It found justification for growing concern about the impact of air-borne pollution. Gage, President of NGVAmerica, released a statement in regards to findings in the 2019 report. Read more »