Student Transporter in Almere Chooses Biomethane

| The Netherlands, Oss

van Driel taxi Orangegas refuel of Skoda OctaviaBrabant carrier Van Driel Group, based in Oss, Netherlands is making a difference with its decision late last year to use renewable natural gas (biomethane) -powered vehicles to transport students in Almere. It is both contributing to a cleaner urban environment and modeling environmental responsibility before the next generation of decision-makers. Read more »

Mumbai CNG Momentum Led by Mahanagar Gas

| India, Mumbai | Source: Times of India

Mahanagar Gas CNG StationMahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), one of India’s leading Natural Gas Distribution companies, is a joint venture between GAIL (India) Ltd and BGAPH (a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc). MGL provides Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel for almost half a million vehicles in Mumbai, Thane, Mira-Bhayander, Navi Mumbai and beyond, through a network of 190 CNG stations using more than 1,000 dispensers. Expansion plans are big. Read more »

ADNOC Facilitates NGV Growth in Abu Dhabi

| UAE, Abu Dhabi

ADNOC CNG stationADNOC Distribution reports the yearly conversion rate to Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) in the emirate of Abu Dhabi has registered a sustained and growing uptake. In 2016, on an average to date, 130 cars per month have been converted to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Read more »

Emirates Transport Converts Diesels to Natural Gas

| UAE, Dubai | Source: The National

Emirates Transport CNG cylinder installationStarting December this year, Emirates transport (ET) will begin converting its diesel vehicles to dual-fuel systems using compressed natural gas (CNG). The implementation of the conversion policy follows a successful six-month trial of dual-fuel engines and is aimed at cutting transport-related emissions. The policy is described as a first for the region. Read more »

Showroom Launch for Volvo V90 Bi-fuel

| Sweden, Stockholm
Volvo V90 Bi-fuel rated Euro 6

Volvo V90 Bi-fuel rated Euro 6

The Volvo V90 bi-fuel, equipped with Westport Fuel System’s direct injection fuel system technology, has been officially launched at an event in the Volvo showroom in Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. The event was organised by Westport Sweden (Volvo’s partner for biogas vehicles), Aga Gas AB, E.ON, FordonsGas, Göteborg Energi and Energigas Sweden (Swedish Gas Association). Read more »

First OEM CNG Maxi Taxis for Trinidad

| Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad CNG Maxi-taxisThe first two Compressed Natural Gas-powered Maxi Taxis have been handed over in Trinidad and Tobago as part of the country’s drive for improved air quality and lower-cost fuel. The owners each took possession of a Joylong A6 18-Seater Bi-Fuel (Petrol/CNG) Maxi Taxi after handing in their old vehicles and witnessing their reduction to scrap metal. Read more »

PitPoint Adds to Benelux CNG Station Network

| The Netherlands, Nieuwegein

Dutch green energy provider PitPoint is doing its best to make compressed natural gas (CNG) and compressed biomethane (renewable natural gas – RNG) more available throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. In July, the company opened two new PitPoint stations in Belgium, in Aalsmeer and Turnhout. In late August another CNG station was opened, this one in Cuijk in southern Netherlands. Read more »

GNF Introduces Major Taxi CNG Conversion Program in Mexico

| Mexico, Monterrey

“Switching Monterrey” is the name of a new program being financed by Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) in the capital of the Mexico’s northeastern state of Nuevo León. The initiative is intended to facilitate the conversion of 1,000 taxis to compressed natural gas (CNG), and marks the beginning of what Country Manager of Gas Natural Fenosa in Mexico, Narcís de Carreras, says is the first step to promoting natural gas fuel as a more economic and cleaner alternative to conventional fuels. Read more »

First CNG Maxi Taxi Grant Approved in Trinidad & Tobago

| Trinidad and Tobago, Couva

The first MOU-approved grant for a Maxi Taxi in Trinidad & TobagoIn Couva, west-central Trinidad, the first recipient of the NGC CNG’s Maxi Taxi Investment grant received approval last week. The NGC CNG Company Limited and the Association of Maxi Taxi of Trinidad & Tobago (AMTTT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in May last year to facilitate a grant for the purchase of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) CNG maxi taxis. Read more »

Ola Cabs Plans Massive CNG Investment

| India, New Delhi

Ola CabANI Technologies Private Limited, known by its business name in India as Ola Cabs, is committed to the mobility needs of Delhi NCR. Ola came to Delhi in 2012, and since then has set about implementing a cleaner city-wide taxi service through the use of natural gas vehicles. In March, Ola reportedly announced plans to invest Rs 200 crore (approx. USD 30 million) to further enable CNG vehicle adoption in Delhi-NCR. Read more »