UK-Funded Projects to Advance HDV Gas Technologies

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CNG Fuels will trial 43 dedicated gas HGVs

Funding from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK (agencies of the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) has been awarded to several natural gas for transportation projects, announced this week by Transport Minister John Hayes. The funding is provided to successful applicants who entered the government sponsored competition to stimulate the development of ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) technologies. Read more »

Quiet M-B Buses for IAA Duties in Hannover

Mercedes-Benz Citaro CNgVisitor shuttle service at the IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this year will be provided by two quiet, low-emission Mercedes-Benz buses. A Citaro NGT and a Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid will be in operation to transfer visitors around the exhibition site. Read more »

Kenworth to Develop Proof-of-Concept CNG Hybrid

Kenworth T680 CNG Day-cab

Kenworth T680 CNG Day-cab

Kenworth, a medium and heavy duty truck manufacturer based in Kirkland, Washington, is the recipient of U.S. government grants for low emissions projects that will include a proof-of-concept CNG hybrid Kenworth T680 Day Cab, targeted for use as a drayage tractor in Southern California ports.  Read more »

Korean Researchers Push HCNG Engine to Euro VII

Cooperation between KOGAS, KGS (Korean Gas Safety), KIMM (Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials) and Daewoo Bus has enabled scientists to develop an HCNG engine which is compliant with Euro-6 European emission regulations. This engine, as reported by Business Korea, is compatible with existing natural gas engines, making it possible to change natural gas buses into HCNG buses with the new engine. Read more »

Disfrimur and University of Cartagena Research Alternative Fuels

Disfrimur-UPCT gas engine studySpain’s privately owned transportation company Disfrimur, dedicated to road haulage and logistics, is working with the Technical University of Cartagena on a project to reduce transportation’s carbon footprint through the use of alternative fuels such as natural gas and hydrogen in diesel engines. Read more »

Daimler Selects OMB Saleri to Design H2 Componentry for FCVs

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OMB H2 on-tank valve

OMB Saleri SpA has been chosen by Daimler AG as a development partner for dedicated Hydrogen components for their next generation Fuel-cell vehicles. The company was contracted specifically to develop a Hydrogen On-tank valve, a Filling Receptacle, a Check-Valve and a TPRD End Plug device. Read more »

Japanese Auto Trio Facilitate Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure

H2 Station in Nerima Ward, Tokyo

H2 Station in Nerima Ward, Tokyo

From July 1, Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will receive applications requesting support to development hydrogen refueling stations in Japan. Earlier this year, the automotive trio have agreed on key details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure. The joint project (conducted alongside the Japanese government’s support for hydrogen stations) will partially cover hydrogen station operating expenses incurred by infrastructure companies. Read more »

EC Creates ‘Sustainable Transport Forum’

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Following the adoption of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure the European Commission has created the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF) – to be made up of experts on alternative transport fuels. The STF should help the Commission to advance the application of the Clean Power for Transport strategy and facilitate the implementation of the Directive. Read more »

California H2 Fuel Expansion with Quantum Dispensers

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has received multiple orders from Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, to develop and manufacture additional retail hydrogen fueling dispensers for the further development of hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California. The hydrogen dispensers are targeted to be delivered to and commissioned by Linde North America around the fourth quarter of 2015.

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