Córdoba (Spain) Tender – 19 Urban CNG Buses

| Spain, Córdoba

Aucorsa issues tender for 19 CNG BusesAutobuses de Córdoba, SA (Aucorsa) has announced a tender to contract the supply of a minimum of 19 urban buses of 12 meters propelled by compressed natural gas (CNG). The order may be extended by six units depending on Aucorsa’s financial position. Read more »

Goa Plans Natural Gas for Land and Naval Applications

| India, Vasco da Gama

GSL Offshore Patrol Vessel (India)India’s Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has drawn attention to the state of Goa on the country’s west coast as a development centre for alternative fuels for marine and land-based transportation. Potential users of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) include naval vessels build by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL). If it goes ahead, the proposed green energy fuel chain will be the first of its kind in India. Read more »

Pune Discusses CNG to Replace Polluting Diesel Buses

| India, Pune

PMPML buses in PunePune, one of India’s largest cities, continues to struggle with air pollution, due in part to its ageing diesel-powered buses. With fine particulate matter levels rising, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has reportedly decided to scrap 400 diesel buses, contemplating Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses instead. Read more »

Madrid’s EMT Expands CNG Fleet Facilities

| Spain, Madrid

EMT CNG BusesThe Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT) plans to expand existing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling stations at its Operations Centers in the city regions of Fuencarral, Carabanchel and Entrevías. The objective is to be able to supply all the buses propelled by this less polluting fuel. Read more »

Biogas for Bristol Double-Decker

| United Kingdom, Bristol

Bristol's biogas busFrom next week, residents of the UK city of Bristol will be able to catch a new kind of bus – a double-decker bus that’s powered by biomethane, a renewable natural gas (RNG) that is a completely sustainable and renewable fuel source. The bus is rated as the best low-emission double decker bus currently on the market. Read more »

Biogas a Green Step Change for Nottingham City Transport

| United Kingdom, Nottingham

Scania doubledecker biogas buses for City of NottinghamWorking in partnership with Nottingham City Council, Scania, Alexander Dennis and Roadgas, with part funding from OLEV (Office of Low Emission vehicles), Nottingham City Transport is giving new meaning to local legend Robin Hood’s ‘Nottingham Green’. The city has taken delivery of biogas (renewable natural gas) -powered double deck buses. Read more »

MAN Auto Uzbekistan Launches Low-floor CNG Bus

| Uzbekistan

MAN Lion's City CNG 12mAt this year’s World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, MAN Truck & Bus will be presenting an Uzbekistan-produced low-floor city bus with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) drive for the Central Asian market. The bus manufacturer says gas engines are playing an important role across the globe on the road to reduced emissions. Read more »

Omaha Metro Approves Purchase of CNG Buses

| USA, Omaha NE

The Transit Authority of the City of Omaha (Metro)’s Board of Directors has approved the purchase of nine compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses for Metro’s paratransit service, MOBY.  They will replace current vehicles that have reached their useful life, as calculated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Read more »

CNG Buses Headed for MBTA in Boston

| USA, Boston MA

New Flyer 60ft CNG Bus for MBTA (Boston)Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), located in Boston on the northern east coast of U.S.A., is home to a fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses that just got a whole lot bigger. The delivery of 219 New Flyer CNG-powered buses, ordered in 2015, will be completed by next month. 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 »