U.S. DoE Funding to Boost Gaseous Fuels Research and Technology

| USA: Washington DC | Source: US. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced funding for new and innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them.  Funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), this FOA addresses research and technology priorities in natural gas, biopower and hydrogen as fuels for transportation. Read more »

Hexagon Sharpens Focus on Hydrogen and CNG Opportunities

| Norway: Ålesund and Germany: Kassel | Source: Hexagon Composites

Hexagon Purus image cylinders X-storeThe strong momentum towards global zero-emission economies is stimulating demand for Hexagon’s clean mobility and storage solutions. To focus its pursuit of the growing market opportunities for renewable fuel solutions, Hexagon has launched Hexagon Purus, a dedicated business division for its group-wide Hydrogen activities and CNG Light-Duty Vehicle activities. Read more »

Hydrogen Refuelling Network Expands in Germany

| Germany: Munich | Source: TÜV SÜD

World H2 Station Map 2019In Germany, 17 new public refuelling stations started operation in 2018, further consolidating Germany as the country with the second largest public hydrogen refuelling infrastructure globally with 60 public stations, ahead of the USA (42 stations) and only surpassed by Japan (96 public stations). Read more »

Natural Gas Futures Initiative Launched by University of BC

| University of British Columbia | Source: University of British Columbia

Logo-CERCThe University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) has launched a major new initiative to investigate the sustainable development and use of gaseous fuels. Research priorities include the elimination of methane emissions and introduction of renewable sources as a means to decarbonize the natural gas energy system. Read more »

Delhi Reconsiders HCNG in Face of Rising Air Pollution

| India: New Delhi | Source: The IndianExpress

CNG dispenser IndiaNational Capital Territory (NCT) and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) are reportedly set to introduce hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) to India’s capital city, subject to signing an agreement for setting up a compact steam reformer. If the project goes ahead, Delhi will be come the first city in India to use this fuel. Read more »

Italian Trio Focus on LNG Port Facilities for Maritime Transport

| Italy: Rome | Source: SNAM

Agreement CDP-Fincantieri-SnamItalian investment bank Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP), shipbuilding company Fincantieri and natural gas infrastructure company Snam have signed a preliminary collaboration agreement aimed at identifying, defining and implementing medium-term strategic projects for the innovation and development of port facilities in Italy, as well as for the development of sustainable technologies applied to maritime transport. Read more »

CARB Funding For Kenworth-Toyota Zero Emission Truck Collaboration

| USA: Las Vegas NV | Source: Kenworth Trucks

Kenworth_T680 toyotalrAdding to its range of alternative-fueled vehicles such as CNG and LNG, Kenworth Truck Company is collaborating with Toyota Motor North America to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. Read more »

Hexagon to Supply Hydrogen Systems to Air Liquide for US FCEV Market

| Norway and USA | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hexagon high-pressure hydrogen tank systemHexagon Composites has received an order from Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC (Air Liquide), world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, for a transportable tank system. The high-pressure tank system will be used in a mobile hydrogen refueling trailer supporting the rapidly growing fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) market in the U.S. Read more »