IGU on World Energy Outlook 2017: Natural Gas a Fuel Unmatched

| Spain, Barcelona

IGU Logo (full)The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has published World Energy Outlook 2017 in which the central theme is of a world in energy transition as traditional ways are upended in favour of renewables and cleaner choices through technology advancements. The International Gas Union (IGU) draws much optimism from the report which cites the “strong environmental dimension” in the case for natural gas and lauds natural gas’ “multiple roles across the energy system that no other fuel or technology can match”. Read more »

Swiss Survey: Natural Gas Vans Top Environmental List

| Switzerland, Bern
Panda Van 0.9 TwinAir

Panda Van 0.9 TwinAir: 5-star rating

The highest rating of this year’s van environmental list has been achieved by natural gas models. Surveying organisation VCS Traffic Club Switzerland explains that as before, there are no really clean diesel vehicles in the van area, and the market is still awaiting gasoline direct injection vehicles with a particle filter.  Read more »

ETI Report: Tax Stability the Key to Natural Gas for HDVs in UK

| United Kingdom, Loughborough

ETI Study 2017 - Tax Key to NG HDVsA new report released at the beginning of this month by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a public-private partnership between global energy and engineering companies and the UK Government, will help support industry and government to make decisions about the future economic and environmental impact of using natural gas as an HDV fuel. Read more »

Report: Major Benefits from Natural Gas in Marine and HHP Applications

| USA, Santa Monica CA
Clean Energy Fuels - Boron LNG Plant 600 - fuel for HHP Applications

Clean Energy Fuels’ LNG facility at Boron, CA

California-based clean transportation and energy consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) completed a report for the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission (CEC), under oversight by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in March this year. The report — The Feasibility, Issues, and Benefits Associated with Expanded Use of Natural Gas at Seaports and Other High Horsepower (HHP) Applications — has now been released by CEC. Read more »

UNCTAD Reports LNG-Capable Vessel Growth

| Switzerland, Geneva
UNCTAD LNG-Capable Vessel Chart 2001 - 2016

Figure 2.8. Share of LNG-capable newbuildings, as of 2001 (% of gross tonnage)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published its Review of Maritime Transport 2017 and observes liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a shipping fuel is experiencing growth, a trend that is evolving in a context of tightening environmental policies. Read more »

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 »