Empa ‘move’s to new Gas Mobility Project in Switzerland

| Switzerland: Zurich

Switzerland_180621_Empa_GasmobilitaetEmpa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, opened a demonstration facility in Dübendorf under the name of ‘move’ in 2016 to show ways of switching mobility to renewable energy. Now, after two years of practical tests, the first project phase centred on hydrogen fuel has been successfully completed and a gas conversion phase is beginning. Read more »

Ballard and Audi Extend PHEV Fuel Cell Passenger Car Program

| Canada: Vancouver BC and Germany: Ingolstadt
Audi h-tron quattro PHEV

Audi h-tron quattro PHEV concept

Ballard Power Systems, a global provider of clean energy and fuel cell solutions, has signed a 3.5-year extension to its current Technology Solutions contract with AUDI AG, part of the Volkswagen Group, extending the HyMotion program to August 2022. The program encompasses automotive fuel cell stack development as well as system design support activities.  Read more »

Kenworth ZECT and HECT Technology at ACT Expo 2018

| USA: Long Beach CA
Kenworth T680 HECT at ACT Expo

Kenworth T680 HECT (Image: ACT Expo 2018)

Kenworth trucks incorporating the latest green emission technologies designed to help fleets and truck operators address requirements for emission reduction have been on display this week at Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. Two special Kenworth T680 day cabs, the HECT (Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport) and the ZECT (Zero Emission Cargo Transport) attracted plenty of interest. Read more »

First Sayaringo STaGE Hybrid LNG Carrier Named

| Japan: Nagasaki

Diamond Gas OrchidNYK and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) have, on behalf of their co-owned joint venture company Diamond LNG Shipping 1 Pte. Ltd., carried out a naming ceremony at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. The 293.5 metre dual-fuel hybrid vessel with 165,000 m3 cargo capacity will be delivered on June 29 this year. Read more »

CNG Hybrid the First Zero Emissions Agriculture Vehicle in North America

| USA: Milpitas CA

EDI Ag CNG TruckCalifornia-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has integrated its EDI PowerDrive™ 4000 into a Class-4 General Motors Low Cab Forward platform, creating an industry-first electrified work truck for agriculture applications. The vehicle combines the benefits of a CNG Fuel system and Plug-in Hybrid technology and is geared to help agriculture fleets switch from petroleum-based liquid fuels to domestically available, cleaner burning natural gas and electricity. Read more »

PHEV CNG California Energy Commission Vehicle Program Completed

| USA: Milpitas CA

EDI PHEVCNG Armored TrucksEfficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions’ has built a fleet of six Plug-in-Hybrid Electric International-brand armored vehicles for end user fleet Sectran Security. Renewable natural gas (RNG) is employed for range extension. Read more »

Skoda Offers Future Glimpse with Hybrid Vision X at Geneva Motor Show

| Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav

SKODA 180201-VISION-X-Sketches-3Škoda Auto, the Czech Republic’s largest company and part of the Volkswagen group, will offer a glimpse into future developments for its model range at the International Motor Show in Geneva (6 – 18 March). It is presenting a vehicle with CNG, petrol and electric drive for the first time. Read more »

Nordlaks Selects LNG propulsion and Battery Pack for World-first Wellboat

| Norway, Stokmarknes

Nordlaks fishing wellboat LNG-battery hybridNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has commissioned a liquefied natural gas-propelled wellboat, a fishing vessel with a well for the storage and transport of live fish. It will be world’s first LNG Hybrid wellboat, providing significant environmental and climate benefits. Emissions of CO 2 are reduced by 30% and NOx by 90%. Read more »

Kenworth Shows Hydrogen-Fuelled T680; CNG Hybrid in Development

| USA, Las Vegas NV

Kenworth_T680 ZECT at Port of SeattleKenworth used the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January to display its zero-emission T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The vehicle is part of the Zero Emission Cargo Transport (ZECT) demonstration project managed through Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The company is also working on a natural gas engine project. Read more »

Viking Princess Becomes First LNG Hybrid OSV

| Norway, Bømlo

Viking Princess with LNG hybrid power Eidesvik Offshore’s 5-year old offshore supply vessel (OSV) Viking Princess has until recently been operating with four LNG-powered Wärtsilä engines, with engine loads varying between 90% and 20%.  Now, with new Wärtsilä battery technology, it has returned to supply duties using three engines and a hybrid energy system, delivering significant environmental and economic benefits. Read more »