ANG Technology to Collect Boil-off Gas on LNG Ships

| USA: Fremont CA | Source: Cenergy Solutions
ANG Storage Testing

ANG Storage Testing

Cenergy Solutions has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipbuilders in the world to store boil-off gas without compressing it in high pressure CNG tanks or refrigerating the gas to be restored as LNG. The captured gas is then able to be used to fuel the ship’s engines, with both dedicated and dual-fuel LNG as applications. Read more »

Elenger’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Commences Construction in China

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Keel cutting for Elenger's LNG bunker vessel in ChinaThe Dutch shipbuilding company Damen has commenced construction of the body of Elenger’s LNG bunkering vessel with the keel laying ceremony at Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will be completed in one year and start operating in the Gulf of Finland in the second half of 2020. ‘Elenger’ is the new brand name for Eesti Gaas international operations in countries such as Finland and Latvia. Read more »

Australia’s Incat Secures Contract for LNG-Powered World-Leading Ferry

| Australia: Hobart TAS | Source: Incat Australia

Buquebus world largest aluminium ferry conceptAustralian shipbuilder Incat, based in Hobart, Tasmania, has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. The vessel, like its Incat-built predecessor Francisco, will be used Liquefied Natural Gas to achieve a maximum speed of over forty knots. The 130‑metre ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports between Argentina and Uruguay. Read more »

Gasum Opens Its First LNG Station in Sweden, More To Come

| Sweden: Västerås | Source: Gasum

LNG station by Gasum at VästeråsThe expansion of Finnish company Gasum’s fuelling infrastructure into Sweden has kicked off with the company’s first filling station offering liquefied natural gas and biogas, opened at the beginning of this week. Gasum says the number of filling stations is now set to greatly increase in Sweden in the coming year. Read more »

Limpens Buys Volvo FH LNG trucks for Sustainable Operations

| The Netherlands: Elsloo | Source: Volvo

Limpens of Elsloo Volvo FH460 gas-powered fleetLimpens Elsloo, a Netherlands logistics operating servicing much of Western Europe, has purchased four Volvo FH 460 LNG 4×2 tractors, taking a step towards sustainable fleet operations. The trucks, supplied by Volvo Trucks dealer Nebim in Elsloo, Limburg, are used for international bulk and tank transport. Read more »

Looming 2020 Sulphur Cap Drives up WinGD Dual-fuel Engine Sales

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd

WinGD RE-flex50DF engineWinterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) says a newbuild order spree of LNG carriers affirms the market leading position of its X-DF (dual-fuel) engines.  WinGD is reporting a very solid order intake for the first quarter of 2019 for their low-pressure, two-stroke engines which enable vessels to operate using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Read more »

NYK’s Tugboat in First LNG Bunkering Operation in Western Japan

| NYK Line | Source: NYK Line

LNG bunkering of Sakigake tugboat This week NYK, together with Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Saibu Gas Co. Ltd., and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., successfully conducted a truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering demonstration at the port of Kitakyushu, the northernmost city on Japan’s Kyushu Island. This operation is the first LNG bunkering in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of western Japan and advances the four companies’ discussions on the commercialization of a new business in the area. Read more »

Scania LNG Truck and Fresh Vegetables Both Viable over 3000 kms

| Spain and Sweden | Source: Scania

Scania G410 CV LNG on route to StockholmNatural gas is a real, profitable and sustainable alternative to diesel. That is the obvious conclusion reached by Scania and market suppliers after artichokes and melons from Castellón travelled by refrigerated road transport to Stockholm onboard a Scania G 410 CV powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Not only viability of transportation by also 18 tons of viable vegetables! Read more »

Belgium CNG Stations Proliferate

| Belgium: Tournai | Source: gas.be

Enora CNG stationIt is four years since Enora, a company formed by ENGIE Electrabel, G&V Energy Group and the Picardy Wallonia Inter-Communal Development Agency (Ideta), inaugurated the first CNG service station in Wallonia, in the city of Tournai, home of Belgium’s heritage-listed Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century). Today, Wallonia has twenty five Compressed Natural Gas filling stations and more are planned as part of a rapidly expanding nation-wide network. Read more »

NGVA Europe’s Revamped Map Marks 200th European LNG Station

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA Europe Stations MapNGVA Europe reports that this month, a milestone for sustainable transport in and for Europe was reached: the 200th LNG fuelling station was opened. These stations provide fuel for the over 6,000 LNG trucks now running in Europe driving a low-carbon emissions transport system that natural and renewable gas offer. NGVA Europe has marked the occasion by updating its natural gas filling stations map. Read more »