Do gas trucks reduce emissions? YES says NGVA Europe

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe
Volvo FH LNG

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

The paper Do gas trucks reduce emissions? recently published by T&E (Transport & Environment) has provided NGVA Europe the opportunity to rectify some aspects and complement with educational elements and details about gas in transport. T&E’s conclusions are mainly based on a set of emissions measurement campaigns run by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). However, while reports from TNO are scientifically well proven, NGVA Europe notes the conclusions drawn by T&E are misaligned with the measurements reported. Read more »

ACT Research Notes Upsurge in Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales

| USA: Columbus IN | Source: ACT Research
Momentum 120DGE Tailgate

Momentum 120DGE Tailgate refuse vehicle

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by North American commercial vehicle market analyser ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017. Read more »

NGVA Europe Publishes Five-Point Gas in Transport Manifesto

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

Cover-Gas-in-transport-manifesto July2019NGVA Europe has released its gas in transport manifesto with five policy recommendations to enable a cleaner future for transport. It will function as basis to steer the future of Europe’s mobility and environmental agenda, where the use of natural and renewable gas can contribute to decarbonisation and improved air quality. Read more »

CMA CGM Group Highlights Progress with LNG as Marine Fuel on WE-Day

| France: Paris | Source: CMA CGM
CMA CGM Containership Design with Emissions

Image: CMA CGM (from 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report)

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5), the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, reiterated its firm commitment to the environment. The Group is further accelerating its actions in 2019 to protect the environment and is firmly committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint. By 2022, CMA CGM will have taken delivery of 20 vessels powered by LNG. Read more »

Canada Issues Updated NGV Roadmap for Medium and HD Transportation Sector

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

CNGVA Roadmap v2The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) has released a new report titled Natural Gas Use in the Medium and Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. Following extensive consultations with the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and fleet users, this updated report builds on the observations and recommendations of a 2010 report: Natural Gas Use in the Transportation Sector. Read more »

Blue Corridor Viability Researched in Brazil’s State of São Paulo

| Brazil: São Paulo | Source: FAPESP

The substitution of diesel oil by liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy duty transportation in outstate São Paulo in Brazil would make possible a significant reduction of fuel costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as other pollutants. This is the picture presented in a study by the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), in which four scenarios were analyzed. Read more »

Canadian NGV Market Poised for Expansion

| Canada: Ottawa | Source: CNGVA, CGA and Canadian Government agencies

Emterra Peel Collection Vehicle Canada’s natural gas vehicle market has been relatively slow to develop but that may be about to change. Canada is well endowed with 300 years of natural gas reserves and is the home of leading NGV technology and dedicated NGV proponents. A new Natural Gas Solutions document from Canadian Gas Association and advocacy and leadership from the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance are raising awareness of natural gas as a potential major contributor to the nation’s environmental objectives. Read more »

‘State of the Air’ in USA – We Can Do Better says NGVAmerica

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica
Bakersfield CA

Bakersfield CA

For 20 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the “State of the Air” report. It found justification for growing concern about the impact of air-borne pollution. Gage, President of NGVAmerica, released a statement in regards to findings in the 2019 report. Read more »

Definitive Reviewed Study Confirms Major Emissions Benefits of LNG as Marine Fuel

| United Kingdom: London | Source: SEA\LNG

SEA\LNG and SGMF Study Marine Fuel - Cover ImageA Well-to-Wake study commissioned by marine industry group SEA\LNG and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and launched last week delivers definitive figures for GHG emissions and confirms LNG as major contributor in meeting IMO’s 2050 GHG targets for shipping. SEA\LNG Chairman Peter Keller says the study “highlights the genuine, substantiated GHG benefits of using today’s marine engines capable of burning natural gas”. Read more »

Natural Gas a “Real Alternative” to Traditional Fuels Concludes Belgian Study

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: CREG
Belgium - Chart of CNG stations and Vehicles as at March 2019

Chart: CNG stations and Vehicles as at March 2019

Belgium’s Commission for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas (CREG), being the federal body for regulating the electricity and natural gas market in that country, has published a report on the competitive position of natural gas used as CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuel for different vehicle types. Read more »