EU Adopts HDV CO2 Emissions Regulation with Room for Improvement

| Europe: Brussels

HDGAS imageThe first ever EU legislation on CO2 emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) registered in the EU, formally adopted Jun 25, requires emissions for Categories N2 and N3 and certain other vehicle types to be monitored and reported from 1 January 2019. The VECTO tool is adopted as the measurement tool but does it go far enough? Read more »

NGVA Europe Appoints New President to Board

| Belgium: Brussels
NGVA Europe Leadership

(L-R) G. Holtmeier, T. Kehler, N. Leclercq, P. Van Deven and A. Gerini.

Philippe van Deven, the General Manager of GNVERT (ENGIE subsidiary in charge of the distribution of alternative fuels) is NGVA Europe’s new President. Previously a Senior Vice-President of NGVA Europe, he takes over from Dr. Gerhard Holtmeier. Also appointed are a new Senior VP and Board Secretary. Read more »

NGVA Europe Comments on Proposed CO2-limiting Regulations for HDVs

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

Sweden traffic imageThe European Commission has proposed new limits to CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. NGVA Europe says the proposed targets represent a real challenge for the industry: average CO2 emissions from new lorries and tractors foresee an intermediate step already in 2025 with a reduction of 15% compared to 2019. The proposal further seeks to make the reduction 30% by 2030. Read more »

NGV Global: Natural Gas Regulations Update

| International | Source: NGV Global
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Globally, natural gas mobility is an evolving industry that continues to thrive, expand and consolidate despite market challenges. Natural gas vehicles (NGV) operate in more than 80 countries and natural gas propulsion is taking vessels along inland waterways and across oceans. Regulations and standards are a vital component of this industry.

Such is the context in which several documents were tabled at the UNECE Group of Experts on General Safety (GRSG) meeting on 10-13 April 2018 in Geneva. NGV Global was in attendance to ensure the best interests of the worldwide natural gas for transportation industry were kept to the fore. Discussed were proposed changes to UNECE R.110 (CNG/LNG Vehicles) including CNG cylinder inspections, and expansion to applications for on-board vehicle appliances. Read more »

NGVA Europe: EC Mobility Package Needs Expansion

| Brussels, Belgium

NGVA Europe: for sustainable mobilityWell-to-wheel approach can accelerate transition to transport decarbonisation

NGVA Europe welcomes the publication of the EU Commission’s second part of the Mobility Package but says the tailpipe emissions approach is discriminatory and limiting. It is calling for a more comprehensive approach to be introduced for assessing environmental benefits from mobility solutions. Read more »

LIQAL to Build Third LNG Fuel Station in Belgium; Joins NGVA Europe

| The Netherlands, Breda

LIQAL Joins NGVA Europe 2017Breda based LIQAL has been awarded a contract by Tankterminal N.V. (Begoos Group) for the design and turnkey supply of an LNG refuelling station for trucks in Lokeren, Belgium. Tankterminal N.V. owns and operates tankcleaning facilities, including truck fuel stations in Lokeren, Ghent and (at Unidet N.V.) in Meer, where diesel and AdBlue are currently offered to transport companies. Read more »

NGVA Europe Study Validates Emissions Advantage of Natural Gas Fuel 

| Belgium, Brussels

NGVA Europe Report - W-t-WGHG Intensity Chart Passenger Vehicles NGVA Europe (the European Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association) has published a study that shows natural gas reduces GHG emissions from passenger cars on a Well-to-Wheel (WtW) basis by 23% compared with petrol and by 7% compared with diesel. The study, entitled Greenhouse Gas Intensity of Natural Gas, also shows that for heavy-duty applications, benefits compared to diesel are of 16% for CNG and up to 15% for LNG. Also in the maritime sector, overall WtW benefits are up to 21% compared to conventional HFO (Heavy-Fuel-Oil) fuels. Read more »

NGVA Europe Plans Barcelona Event

| Europe

NGVA_EUROPE_LOGONGVA Europe invites members and colleagues to attend its annual one-day conference, held this year in Barcelona on June 14, to discuss in depth the challenges and pressure points facing the natural gas for transportation industry in Europe. Recently appointed Secretary General Andrea Gerini says it is vital the environmental benefits from natural gas are reaffirmed in the continuous debate on air quality, particularly ahead of the next EC debate on the Clean Vehicle Directive (CVD). Read more »

NGVA Europe Appoints New Secretary General

| Europe, Brussels

Andrea Gerini - NGVA EuropeSecretary General Andrea Gerini Appointed from March 1st 2017

The Board of Directors of NGVA Europe has appointed Andrea Gerini, formerly of Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), as the new Secretary General of NGVA Europe, effective March 1st. NGV Global Executive Director, Diego Goldin, welcomes the appointment: “Mr. Gerini’s considerable experience with CRF’s Powertrain Department will significantly benefit the cooperation between NGVA Europe and NGV Global as we seek to promote natural gas fuel for transportation. We very much look forward to welcoming Mr. Gerini at our Board meeting to be held as part of NGV Global 2017 in Rotterdam, now only three weeks away.” Read more »

NGVA Europe to Launch Well-to-Wheel GHG Study

| Belgium, Brussels

NGVA_EUROPE_LOGONGVA Europe, representing leading companies and associations from Europe involved in natural gas and biomethane as a vehicle fuel, is launching a Well-to-Wheel (W-t-W) study to show how the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of natural gas compares with other fuels. The initiative is a direct contribution to the discussion on the review of the EU’s Fuel Quality Directive, legislation that also defines default values for the GHG intensity of natural gas and other fuels. Read more »