Operail and DiGas to Construct First LNG Freight Locomotive in the Baltics

| Latvia: Riga | Source: DiGas

operail_40DiGas, a Latvian dual-fuel natural gas system manufacturer, has entered into a cooperation agreement with an Estonian state-owned international logistics and transportation company Operail to retrofit and pilot the first cargo-carrying LNG mainline freight locomotive in the region. The switch from diesel to LNG increases competitiveness while cutting emissions. Read more »

G-volution to Demo Dual-Fuel Multiple Unit (DFMU) Train in UK

| UK | Source: Grand Central

Grand Central Adelante DMUG-volution Ltd have been involved in dual-fuel technology for the truck sector in the UK for the past 8 years. Now it is applying that expertise to the rail sector. Together with open-access passenger operator Grand Central, G-volution will showcase a Dual Fuel Multiple Unit (DFMU) for the first time on the GB rail network towards the end of 2019. Read more »

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains to Start in Frankfurt in 2022

| France: Saint-Ouen and Germany: Höchst | Source: Alstom and Industriepark Höchst

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterRMV, the public transport network of the Frankfurt metropolitan area in Germany, through its subsidiary fahma (Vehicle Management Region Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH) recently issued a tender throughout Europe for 27 fuel cell trains. The tender has been awarded to French engineering company Alstom, manufacturer of hydrogen-fuelled trains. Read more »

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 »