Two LNG Hybrid Newbuilds for UECC

| Norway: Oslo | Source: UECC

UECC illustration hybrid PCTCUnited European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two new generation hybrid-fuel PCTCs with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. UECC is no stranger to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, operating the dual-fuel M/V Auto Eco and M/V Auto Energy since 2016. 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 »

New LNG Dual-Fuel Ice Class Ferry for Vaasa-Umeå route

| Finland: Rauma | Source: Rauma Marine Constructions Oy

Wasaline LNG Ferry illustrationFinnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has signed its third letter of intent within a short period, this time for a car and passenger ferry set to operate between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. The propulsion system will be hybrid system with a combination of a dual fuel (LNG/Biogas and diesel/SCR) and batteries. Read more »

Nordlaks Orders Second LNG Hybrid Well Boat

| Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: Nordlaks

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has ordered a second well boat with LNG / battery hybrid propulsion and is in the process of cutting down the use of diesel for transport of live fish from 2021. The first hybrid well boat is already under construction. Boat number two is based on the same design from NSK Ship Design. Read more »

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 »