DSIC and Cosco Shipping Sign MOU for EEDI-Phase 3 Dual-Fuel VLCC

| China: Shanghai | Source: DSIC
IMO EEDI Phases

The newbuild VLCC will break through the EEDI Phase 3 barrier.

At the COSCO annual meeting in Shanghai last week, COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd (CSET) and Dalian Industry Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (DSIC) officially signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will lead to the construction of the world’s first LNG Dual-Fuel VLCC (very large crude carrier). Their collective intention is to advance the use of LNG as a reduced-emission marine fuel. Read more »

Natural Gas a “Real Alternative” to Traditional Fuels Concludes Belgian Study

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: CREG
Belgium - Chart of CNG stations and Vehicles as at March 2019

Chart: CNG stations and Vehicles as at March 2019

Belgium’s Commission for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas (CREG), being the federal body for regulating the electricity and natural gas market in that country, has published a report on the competitive position of natural gas used as CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuel for different vehicle types. Read more »

Fortistar Expands US RNG Capabilities with Pennsylvania Acquisitions

| USA: White Plains NY | Source: Fortistar

RNG facility image FortistarFortistar LLC, a low-carbon energy generation company based in New York State, has in partnership with Ares Capital Corporation (Ares), acquired two landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities, Greentree Landfill Gas and Imperial Landfill Gas, from EDF Renewables North America. The purchase is in line with Fortistar’s Renewable Natural Gas development program announced one year ago. Read more »

U.S. Gain Expedites RNG Development and Supply

| USA: Appleton WI | Source: U.S. Gain

US Gain HD truck refuelingU.S. Gain, which owns the brand GAIN Clean Fuel, has set up two deals to advance the provision of renewable natural gas (RNG) in two states of the USA. The company is working to expand supply of RNG while also seeking opportunities to grow its 50+ fueling station network through both public and private station builds. Read more »

John Lewis Partnership to Switch HD Fleet to Biomethane by 2028

| United Kingdom: London | Source: John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis Waitrose Workshop HD vehiclesIn the UK, the John Lewis Partnership has declared its goal to reduce operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest, without purchasing offsets, in line with the pathway set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global warming to 1.5C. Biomethane-powered trucks will are a significant component of the company’s sustainability strategy. Read more »

Canadian LNG Marine Jetty and Bunker Project Moves to Environmental Assessment Stage

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Wespac Midstream - Tilbury Pacific
Tilbury Marine Jetty, Delta - jetty layout Mar2019 - red line project boundary

Tilbury Marine Jetty Plan (red line is project boundary)

WesPac Midstream-Vancouver’s proposal to build the Tilbury Pacific LNG marine jetty on the Fraser River in Delta, B.C. reached a new milestone today with the filing of an application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and the start of a new public consultation period. Read more »

New Flyer Unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ Bus

| USA: St. Cloud MN | Source: New Flyer

New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE H2New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (together “New Flyer”), have unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus. Both the forty-foot and sixty-foot model have successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania. Read more »

Calgary Opens Largest North American Transit Facility for Natural Gas Buses

| Canada, Calgary AB | Source: City of Calgary; CNGVA

Calgary Transit Stoney Facility bus hoistIn the Canadian province of Alberta, the City of Calgary is celebrating the opening of its long awaited massive new bus storage and maintenance facility for Calgary Transit – the largest indoor Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fueling complex in North America and one of the largest in the world. Investing in the facility means Calgarians now have access to a more effective and environmentally friendly transit system. Read more »

New Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks Funding for Southern California Fleets

| USA: Los Angeles CA | Source: SoCalGas

SoCalGas Fueling Station with Heavy-duty TruckSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), the primary provider of natural gas to the region of Southern California, is helping California fleets obtain funding for the purchase of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Fleets operating within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) are able to apply for incentive funding to replace diesel trucks with new near-zero emissions natural gas trucks through the Carl Moyer Program. Read more »

NREL Funds Nine Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies Projects

| U.S. Department of Energy & NGVAmerica | Source: U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected nine projects as part of a multimillion-dollar effort funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to advance the state of technology for natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Read more »