Launch of Low Emission Bus Trial in Dublin and Cork

| Ireland: Dublin | Source: Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus Alt-Fuel TrialThe Republic of Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, together with the National Transport Authority, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, has launched the Low Emission Bus Trial to test a range of technologies and fuels under real-driving conditions on selected routes in both Dublin and Cork. Read more »

Faber to Supply CNG Type 4 Cylinders for Bogota Scania Bus Order

| Italy: Cividale del Friuli | Source: Faber Industrie Spa
Faber CNG Cylinder

CNG Cylinder (Image: Faber)

Faber Industrie Spa (Faber), Italian producer of seamless steel and composite cylinders, has been awarded the supply of Type 4 CNG (compressed natural gas) cylinders (tanks) for the renewal of the tender for Bogota’s TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit System fleet. This tender, awarded by Scania, has just been won for buses running on natural gas. Read more »

Natural Gas and Low Emissions Future are Tied According to Zukunft ERDGAS

| Germany: Berlin | Source: Wintershall Holding GmbH

Zukunftswerkstatt ERDGAS – Marketplace for InnovationsThe natural gas industry will play a key role in shaping the future energy system as a provider of innovative solutions and new technologies. This was demonstrated by 16 future-oriented projects from the academic and business sectors that were presented in Berlin today, Thursday, 22nd November 2018, as part of the Zukunftswerkstatt ERDGAS event. Read more »

Korea Promotes Uptake of Hydrogen Buses

| Korea: Seoul | Source: Ministry of Trade, Energy and Industry

Korean H2 Bus cities sign agreementKorea’s central government, local governments and Korean manufacturers and producers have set in motion a major infusion of hydrogen-fuelled buses for public transportation. The project is commencing with FCEV pilot projects, and calls for the introduction of at least 1,000 FCEV buses by 2022. Read more »

Pune’s PMPML Fleet to Add 840 CNG Buses in 2019

| India: Pune | Source: Hindustan Times
Tata LPO 1613 CNG bus

Tata LPO 1613 CNG bus

Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML), provider of public transportation services in the fast growing cultural capital of India’s Maharashtra State, says it will add almost 1,000 alt-fuel buses to its fleet in 2019, 840 of which will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Read more »

Solaris CNG Buses for RATP in Paris

| France: Paris | Source: Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

Solaris_Urbino 18 CNG ParisFrench public transport company Régie autonome des transports Parisiens (RATP) has placed the first of its orders with Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered buses. RATP selected the Solaris Urbino as part of its drive for cleaner operations in France’s capital city. Read more »

Scania Wins Record Order for Natural Gas Buses for Bogota

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Scania, Gas Natural S.A. ESP and other sources

Bogota CNG BusIn its largest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus delivery ever, Scania will supply 481 Euro 6 buses for the renewal of Bogotá’s TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit system. Colombia’s capital city is replacing its earlier Euro 2 and Euro 3 diesel buses with the latest in low-emission technology. Read more »

Hexagon to Supply H2 Tanks for New Flyer Fuel Cell Buses

| USA: Lincoln NE | Source: Hexagon Composites

Hexagon Lincoln Hydrogen storageNorth America’s largest transit bus maker, New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Canada ULC (collectively “New Flyer”), has ordered high-pressure hydrogen tanks from Hexagon Composites to be used on 25 of its Xcelsior® hydrogen fuel cell (or fuel cell-electric) transit buses. 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 »

CNG Buses Now Service Santiago, Chile’s Tourists

| Chile: Santiago | Source: Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

CNG buses for Santiago ChileNew Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses commenced operations this week at part of tourist services in Chile’s capital city of Santiago. These convertible, low environmental impact vehicles will deliver tourists from the city centre to the spectacular views and attractions of Santiago Metropolitan Park (Parquemet), including the renowned San Cristóbal Hill with its statue of the Immaculate Conception, and the Antilén pools. Read more »