Lidl Finland Harnesses Biowaste for Grocery Deliveries

| Finland | Source: Gasum

Finland - Gasum RNG for Lidl - refuelingA Finnish project will lead the way for the country’s supermarkets to climb aboard the renewable fuel circular economy. The grocery store chain Lidl and the energy company Gasum are cooperating to produce environmentally friendly and local biogas from biowaste generated at Lidl grocery stores. Read more »

UK Fuel Differential Freeze a Boost for NGV HGVs

| United Kingdom | Source: Gasrec and NGVN

The UK government has announced that the differential between fuel duty on diesel and alternative fuels has been extended to 2032, providing a major boost to an already surging natural gas industry. Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGVN), which lobbied for the extension, says adoption by HGV operators will help address high emissions from this sector. Read more »

CGA Renewable Gas Funding Proposal Receives Support

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Gas Association

Canada - CGA Proposal Renewable Gas (cover clip)The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) last month said it received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the Government of Canada to endorse CGA’s federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program. A persuasive element of the proposal relates to the immediate benefit derived from switching transportation to this clean fuel. Read more »

Enagás Signs with Aragon for Renewable Gases Future

| Spain: Aragon | Source: Enagás

Enagás HQIn Spain, the Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment of the Government of Aragon (in north-eastern Spain) and the CEO of Enagás have signed an agreement for the development of renewable gases such as hydrogen and biomethane (RNG). The agreement is part of the Government of Aragon’s objective of promoting energy saving and efficiency and the use of renewable energies. Read more »

OrangeGas Expands its CNG Network in Germany

| Netherlands: Heerenveen and Germany: Hannover | Source: OrangeGas

OrangeGas StationDutch renewable natural gas (RNG) provider OrangeGas, which reported the acquisition of 12 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Germany in June, says it has acquired six more CNG stations from another source. Read more »

Finland’s Vaasa Reviews RNG

| Finland: Vaasa | Source: Scania

Vaasa fleet with Scania biogas busesThe transition to natural gas buses has been rewarding for the City of Vaasa, located on Finland’s mid west coast. Twelve Scania buses powered by renewable natural gas (RNG / biomethane) have delivered every-day public transportation service for more than a year. Fuel is derived from the waste processing plant at nearby Stormossen. Read more »

Clean Energy Reports Success with CNG and RNG Supply Contracts

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

PHL shuttle bus CNGClean Energy Fuels Corp. is to supply Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) with compressed natural gas (CNG) as part of a sustainability initiative to reduce toxic emissions, decrease noise volume, and lower fuel costs. The airport’s entire shuttle fleet will switch from diesel to CNG. Clean Energy reports on other successes also. Read more »

John Lewis Partnership To Transition Full HGV Fleet to Biomethane

| United Kingdom: London | Source: John Lewis Partnership
Fleet of Waitrose CNG-fuelled trucks

Waitrose operates the Scania P-340 with biomethane.

“Five biomethane trucks produce the same emissions as one diesel lorry” – Justin Laney, John Lewis Partnership

UK retail giant John Lewis Partnership has embarked on a ten-year transition of all John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners heavy delivery trucks to low-carbon biomethane-powered versions, cutting HGV emissions by over 80%. All diesel-powered heavy trucks will be phased out from its fleet by 2028. Read more »

Graforce Produces Environmentally Friendly HCNG from Wastewater

| Germany: Berlin | Source: Graforce

Graforce plasmalysis demo plant in Berlin-AdlershofThe Berlin-based tech company Graforce has introduced a unique technology which it calls Plasmalysis. It saves resources in its highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water. The process adds biogas to produce hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) – a cost-effective, environmentally friendly fuel for vehicles. Read more »

NW Natural Tests GoFlo Mobile CNG Compressor

| USA: Bend OR | Source: Onboard Dynamics

Onboard Dynamics GoFlo CNG80 Mobile CompressorOregon-based Onboard Dynamics has delivered their GoFlo® CNG80 mobile compressor unit to NW Natural, the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. The unit is being used to fill tube trailers for bringing compressed natural gas to where it is needed throughout the company’s service territory. Read more »