Latvian Dual-Fuel Locomotive Project Stimulates French Inspection

| Latvia: Riga | Source: DiGAS

DiGAS dual fuel for railLate last month, GRDF –one of the largest natural gas distributors in the European Union– visited Riga, Latvia’s capital city, together with representatives of the French city of Lille, to familiarize themselves with the dual-fuel gas operation of a converted diesel locomotive. The Latvian project is the work of National railway LDz (Latvijas Dzelzceļš) and Riga-based DiGAS. Read more »

McPhy Launches Smart Hydrogen Station Architecture for HD Transports

| France: La Motte-Fanjas | Source: McPhy

McPhy Augmented McFilling Hydrogen StationMcPhy, a specialist in hydrogen production and distribution equipment, used the Hannover Messe (trade fair) last week to launch its new range of hydrogen stations, intended to decarbonize heavy transports and long-distance vehicles. Read more »

Italy’s Tourism Rail Migrating to Methane

| Italy: Rome | Source: Snam

FS Italiene trainFerrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA (FS Italiane), Snam and Hitachi Rail Italy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to convert part of the current FS Italiane train fleet from diesel to methane. The decision contributes to sustainable mobility developments in Italy and will enhance enjoyment of the country’s green tourism sector. Read more »

Chart Industries and IOCL to Promote LNG Market in India

| India and USA | Source: Chart Industries
IOCL and Chart executives signing MOU in Washington

IOCL and Chart executives signing MOU in Washington

Chart Industries, Inc., a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and energy industries, and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 18, 2019 to promote the development of the LNG Market in India. Applications include refueling infrastructure for road, rail and water -based transportation. Read more »

Gujarat Leads India’s Efforts to Become a Natural Gas Based Economy (Part 2)

| India: Gandhinagar | Source: Darshan Soni
Petronet offers LNG bunkering at Kochi Terminal

Petronet LNG offers LNG bunkering at Kochi Terminal

Gujarat, a state in Western India renowned for its diversity of enterprise and business acumen, has been a determined leader for gas-fuelled energy diversification. It is home to 469 CNG filling stations and 1 million natural gas vehicles.

This is the second and concluding article about Gujarat and India’s transition to natural gas for transportation.

PART 2: INDIA – AN OCEAN OF OPPORTUNITIES IN NATURAL GAS & RNG Read more »

New North American Small-Scale LNG Production and Distribution Platform

| USA: Houston TX | Source: American Electric Technologies

Stabilis LNG setupAmerican Electric Technologies, Inc. (AETI) has executed a definitive share exchange agreement with privately-held Stabilis Energy, LLC (Stabilis) and its subsidiaries to create one of the leading public small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and distribution companies in North America. Read more »

CoreLNGas Reports on LNG Locomotive at Port of Tarragona

| Spain: Tarragona | Source: Port of Tarragona

Adif 310 locomotiveThe Port of Tarragona, as a member of the CORE LNGas hive project, has developed the LNG-fuelled port Locomotive project that paves the way for the introduction of LNG as a more sustainable alternative to current diesel technology. CORE LNGas hive aims at supporting the deployment of LNG infrastructure for Spain’s maritime transport and port operations. Read more »

Enagás-coordinated LNGHIVE2 Project Receives EC Funding

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Enagás
Huelva LNG regasification plant

Huelva LNG regasification plant

The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for maritime and rail transport will receive a boost in Spain thanks to funding approved by the European Commission ‘Connecting Europe Facility’ (CEF). LNGHIVE2: Infrastructure and Logistics Solutions is a project coordinated by Enagás, developer and operator of gas infrastructure. Read more »

Alstom’s Hydrogen Trains Commence Passenger Service in Germany

| Germany: Bremervörde | Source: Alstom

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterSaint-Ouen-based Alstom, one of Europe’s largest railway manufacturers which has a focus on sustainable mobility, has celebrated the arrival of the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train entering into service in Germany. The world premiere, in Bremervörde, in Lower Saxony, took place in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Transport of Lower Saxony, the Federal Ministry of Transport and the transport authorities of LNVG and EVB. Read more »

KAMAZ-Weichai JV Sets up Russian Production of Large Natural Gas Engines

| China: Weifang and Russia: Naberezhnye Chelny
Weichai Power 12M26 Dual Fuel Engine

Weichai Power 12M26 Dual-Fuel Engine

Russian heavy duty vehicle manufacturer PJSC KAMAZ has signed an agreement with Weichai Power Co. Ltd. of China to establish a joint venture on a parity basis for the production of industrial engines in Russia. The joint venture KAMAZ VEYCHA LLC, which specializes in the production of industrial diesel and natural gas engines with a capacity of more than 17 liters, capacity from 520 to 2000 kW, is planned to be located in the free areas of the KAMAZ subsidiary in the Yaroslavl Region – PJSC Tutaevsky Motor Plant. Read more »