U.S. DOE Funds Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research

| USA, Washington DC

The U.S. Energy Department has announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families and businesses, and increase the use of secure, domestic energy sources. Read more »

California NGV Coalition Releases New CWI ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Video

| USA, Long Beach CA

CWI ISX12N engineEngine to be Certified by CARB to produce 90 percent less NOx than current EPA standard

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) has released a video portraying the power and performance of heavy duty trucks powered by the newest 12 liter natural gas engine offering from Cummins-Westport. The engine is already in use on the road at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Read more »

Volvo Introduces Low-Emission LNG-Powered Trucks

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Volvo FH hill climbing in Spain

Volvo FH LNG

New trucks from Volvo running on LNG offer the same performance as diesel, but with 20-100% lower CO₂ emissions

Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro VI-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. Sales of Volvo FM LNG and Volvo FH LNG will start during spring 2018. Read more »

China Heavy Duty Natural Gas Truck Demand Surges

| China | Source: JRJ.com
Weichai Westport WP12NG Engine

Weichai Westport WP12NG Engine

China’s new energy vehicles network data shows August natural gas heavy truck production grew by 5.4 times, a single-month record high, reports JRJ.com. They cite market analysis by Zheshang Securities that points to liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy truck production reaching 93,836 vehicles this year. Read more »

LNG Best for HD and Long Haul says Volvo Trucks

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks

Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks: “Liquefied gas is the best available climate alternative on the market for heavy regional and long-haul transport operations”

By replacing diesel with liquefied natural gas or biogas, CO₂ emissions from heavy trucks can be drastically reduced. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is today used primarily in industrial operations, but it has excellent prerequisites for being a competitive vehicle fuel with considerable environmental benefits. Read more »

Spain-Portugal Freight Route a Testbed for LNG and CNG Trucks

| Spain, Coslada (Madrid)

SEUR-IVECO TrailerSpanish company Seur, S.A. has continued enhanced its commitment to sustainable operations by introducing two natural gas trucks to its transportation fleet. One truck is powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) while the other uses Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The company will test the viability of both fuels an international freight route over coming weeks. Read more »

VW to Utilise 100 Scania LNG Trucks for Greener Logistics

| Germany, Wolfsburg

Scania and VW support sustainable logisticsScania and Volkwagen, in an arrangement supported by the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, will move VW product using more than 100 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered Scania trucks.  Read more »

Colorado Channels VW Settlement toward Alt-Fuel Solutions

| USA, Washington DC | Source: Source: NGVAmerica

Encourages Officials to Maximize NOx Reductions by Investing in NG Technology for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica, the U.S. organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, safe and abundant transportation fuel, applauds the State of Colorado for its development of a draft Volkswagen settlement environmental mitigation plan. The plan focuses on maximizing emission benefits for Colorado’s citizens and significantly increases the use of clean alternative fuel technologies like natural gas vehicles. Read more »

IVECO Stralis NP Joins Trans-Europe Blue Corridor Rally

| Spain, Lisbon

IVECO, a pioneer in Natural Gas technologies for the transport industry, is taking part in this year’s “Blue Corridor-2017: Iberia – Baltia’ Rally which kicked off from Lisbon yesterday. Through participation of the Stralis NP, the first natural gas truck specifically designed for long-haul operations that can run on Compressed or Liquid Natural Gas, IVECO aims to support the development of natural gas, which it views as the best and the only mature alternative fuel for a sustainable transport industry. Read more »

California Approves $895 Million for Mobile-Source Emissions Reduction

| USA, Long Beach CA

Dedicates Cap & Trade Funds to Incentivize Purchase of Low-NOx Natural Gas Engines

In the U.S., the California state legislature passed a landmark series of bills late last week that provides $895 million towards programs that will reduce air pollution from mobile sources which are responsible for 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »