US Study Evaluates Future Methane Emissions for HD Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet

| USA, Morgantown WV

WVU Methane emissions testing studyResearchers at West Virginia University (WVU) have modelled methane emissions from a future, much larger vehicle fleet. The paper titled Future Methane Emissions from the Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Transportation Sector for Stasis, High, Medium, and Low Scenarios in 2035, used data from a prior study to project various scenarios in order to evaluate potential emissions reductions of technological advances and best management practices. Read more »

LNG-powered ‘Econuri’ Showcased by Port of Incheon

| South Korea, Incheon
Eco Nuri

Econuri (Image: IPA)

An energy-efficient and environmentally friendly LNG-fuelled vessel, built by the Incheon Port Authority (IPA), received international attention at this year’s LNG Bunkering Conference held in Singapore. IPA took the opportunity to share information gained during the management and construction of the Econuri. Read more »

Metro Buses with CWI Near-Zero NG Engine are Super Clean – UCR Study

| USA, Riverside CA
UCR Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Kent Johnson (UCR Center for Environmental Research & Technology) led the study.

Study shows natural gas engine in LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus is well below federal and state certification standards

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and SoCalGas have announced the results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines. Read more »

Biomethane at Heart of UK Study of Low-emission Vehicles in Heavy-duty Cycles

| United Kingdom, Loughborough

UK Kuehne + NagelCenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, says global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Ltd will trial the effectiveness of low-emissions heavy-goods vehicles (HGVs) operating as parts of large fleets with demanding-duty cycles. The vehicles to be tested are powered by liquefied renewable natural gas (RNG). Read more »

Biomethane for HGVs from Food and Beverage Process Residue – UK Study

| United Kingdom, Cambridge

Clearfleau StudyNew research by a leading British bioenergy company shows that biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues has growing potential as a low-carbon alternative to diesel used in commercial vehicles. The study focuses on the use of biomethane for transport (BfT) technology in the commercial vehicle market. Read more »

DNV GL’s Iberian Study Reveals Huge Market Potential for LNG as Marine Fuel

| Norway, Oslo
CORE LNGas Hive (Image - INEA)

CORE LNGas Hive (Image – INEA)

The global fuel sulphur limit of 0.5%, effective 2020, is driving the increased interest in LNG as a marine fuel. One of the main obstacles to the accelerated uptake of LNG, however, is the uncertainty regarding future market volumes for the fuel. DNV GL has addressed this issue in a recent market study on the future LNG market in the Iberian Peninsula. Read more »

LNG Marine Fuel Reduces Emissions and Energy Cost – Canadian Report

| Canada, Ottawa ON

CNGVA Marine LNG East Coast ReportThe Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) says major economic benefits and emissions reductions can occur by expanding the use of natural gas as a marine fuel on Canada’s Great Lakes and East Coast. This finding is discussed in its newly released report: Liquefied Natural Gas: A Marine Fuel for Canada’s Great Lakes and East Coast. Read more »

Californian Research Team Reassesses SCR Effectiveness for HGVs

| USA

USA_UC Riverside Report for CARB re SCR May2017Despite the dramatic progress year on year with reducing emissions in the USA, the U.S. EPA says air pollution continues to threaten Americans’ health and welfare. Furthermore, emissions from the transportation sector are comparatively on the rise, now claiming first position amongst contributing sectors. A new study prepared by UC Riverside’s College of Engineering and published by CARB last week suggests SCR technology is less effective, vocation-specific and requires further research to determine the frequency of good SCR function needed to obtain real-world NOx emissions data. Read more »

NGVAmerica Updates NGV Maintenance Facility Guidelines

| USA, Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaU.S. natural gas vehicle trade association NGVAmerica has released an updated version of Guideline for Determining the Modifications Required for Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, originally created by the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation in 2012. The updated document was produced by the NGV Maintenance Facility Modifications Working Group that is part of NGVAmerica’s Technology & Development Committee. Read more »