NGV Provisions Discussed at UNECE GRPE Meeting in Geneva

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UNECE GRPE BannerThe UNECE Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) is the subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) that prepares regulatory proposals on pollution and energy efficiency to WP.29.  This group of experts, which includes representation from NGV Global, conducts research and analysis to develop emission and energy requirements for vehicles. NGV Global reports here, on the two provisions related to natural gas vehicles (NGV) that were on last week’s agenda in Geneva. Read more »

LNG-powered Ecocombi an Innovative Solution says Vos

Vos Ecocombi

European logistics service provider Vos Logistics, based in The Netherlands, has purchased two Iveco Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Ecocombi trucks to service its client Pipelife Netherlands SA, a plastics products manufacturer. Vos provides all transport operations for Pipelife’s domestic and international requirements. Read more »

Michigan Close to Adopting Federal Weight Exemption for HD NGVs

Lansing, Michigan State GovernmentIn the U.S. State of Michigan, where trucking accounts for about 65 percent of the tonnage moved, natural gas fuelled commercial vehicles are making a real difference to transport-related emissions. A bill, introduced earlier this year to remove one barrier to increased adoption of natural gas — the 80,000 pounds weight limit — has now entered its third and final reading on the way to being adopted into State law. Read more »

Pennsylvania Approves HD Natural Gas Vehicle Weight Exemption

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Heavy Duty truck refuels with CNG (Image: Clean Energy)

The U.S. State of Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved a bill introduced by Sen. Wayne Langerholc  to promote the use of cleaner-burning natural gas in larger vehicles. The Senator’s SB 589 increases the maximum allowable weight for motor carrier vehicles that are powered by natural gas from 80,000 pounds to 82,000 pounds, to accommodate the heavier equipment needed for natural-gas burning vehicles. Read more »

U.S. Freight Hauler Expands to 64 Natural Gas Tractors

Matheson Trucking Company goes CNGSacramento-based Matheson Trucking, Inc., a U.S. freight hauler recognised last year as one of the Top 50 Green Fleets in the nation, is adding 27 new compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to its clean energy fleet in 2017 that will increase the company’s total to 64 alternative energy vehicles. Read more »

Road Rally Across America Shines Spotlight on NGVs

Sea-to-Sea Rally 2017The natural gas vehicle (NGV) road rally across the U.S. is underway. Commencing June 5 from Long Beach, California and concluding in Washington, DC on Friday, June 16th, the 18-stop 4,825-mile event, called ‘Road Rally Across America,’ was kicked off by representatives from the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC). Read more »

France’s ID Logistics Receives First Bio-CNG Trucks

ID Logistics Bio-CNG Iveco Trucks At the Forum des Solutions Ecoresponsables – Logistique Froid Innovation, an event held this week in Essone devoted to ecofriendly initiatives for innovation in the cold chain, IVECO formally handed over the keys to ID Logistics’ first two trucks running on Bio-CNG. Bio-CNG is a compressed natural gas derived from fermenting biomass, which sets it apart from extractive fossil fuels. Read more »

Kenworth Explores Hybrid-Electric Trucking with CWI ISL G Near Zero Engine

Kenworth_T680 day-cab hybrid-electric-CNG prototype illustration 2017 Kenworth Truck Company is developing a prototype series hybrid-electric T680 day cab designed to produce near-zero-emissions. The truck will use the currently available Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx engine fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) to generate electrical power. Initial track and road testing is expected to start in the fourth quarter. Four more hybrid day cab prototypes will follow in 2018. Read more »

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

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 »

Cleaner and Economic Outcomes for California using RNG for HDVs, Study Shows

California Study 2017 coverA California-generated new jobs study reveals that deploying trucks fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG) could create up to 130,000 new jobs and add $14 billion to California’s economy. The ‘RNG Jobs Report’ examines the economic potential of fueling heavy-duty trucks with renewable natural gas produced in California, instead of being powered by petroleum-based diesel. Read more »