Kalmar’s Liquid Biogas for Heavy Transport a Leader for Sweden

| Sweden: Stockholm

Swedish biogas plantA combination or clear climate targets and proactive companies are helping Sweden reduce the climate and environmental impact of the transport sector. The Fossil Free Sweden government initiative, together with Scania, Volvo and many other energy and transport players, has identified five arenas where Sweden can be the forerunner and inspirer for the rest of the world. On of those arenas is Liquid Biogas in Kalmar County. Read more »

New Volvo FM LNG Now On Sale – High Performance, Low Emissions

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Volvo FM LNG 2018

Volvo FM LNG

Swedish vehicle manufacturer AB Volvo, through its Volvo Trucks division, introduced the Volvo FM LNG prototype to the market in October 2017, advising “sales to start in the Spring”. True to its word, the Liquefied Natural Gas powered truck, suitable for long distance freight haulage, is now on sale. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Extends Alt-Fuel Urban Range with FE CNG

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Volvo FE CNG 2018 (1)

Volvo FE CNG

Volvo Trucks has extended its low-entry cab range for the Volvo FE with several new features, for demanding transportation in urban areas. Most of the features are about improved safety and productivity for drivers. At the same time, gas-powered engines are now available for all Volvo FE cab and chassis combinations. All this makes the Volvo FE a suitable choice for demanding urban transports tailored to operator’s specific needs. Read more »

Gasum Plans Nordic LNG Filling Station Expansion in 2018

| Finland, Espoo

Gasum LNG filling stationGasum, the Finnish energy gas company, is pursuing its vision of building a Nordic gas ecosystem by planning to enter the Swedish and Norwegian traffic sectors next year, focusing on liquified gas for heavy-duty vehicles. Switching fuels in this segment from diesel to either liquefied biogas (LBG) or natural gas (LNG) will have a significant impact in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (Nox), particles and noise emissions.  Read more »

Volvo Trucks wins Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018

| Italy and Sweden

Volvo FH hill climbing in SpainItaly’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 award has this year gone to Volvo Trucks for its new natural gas and biogas trucks. It was handed over at a ceremony in connection with the Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini on November 7, where the Swedish vehicle manufacturer won first prize in the tractor category with the new Volvo FH LNG. Read more »

Macks Now Available with CWI L9N Natural Gas Engine

| Canada, Niagara Falls ON

Mack LR

Mack Trucks, Inc., part of the Volvo Group, is now offering its Mack® LR and TerraPro® models with the Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine, enabling customers to meet near zero NOx emissions levels while providing excellent performance and efficiency. Mack made the announcement at the 2017 Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Read more »

Shell and Chart open LNG Fueling Station in The Netherlands

| Czech Republic, Decin

Netherlands Ferox LNG Shell station at WaddinxveenChart continues to develop natural gas vehicle fueling infrastructure in The Netherlands with the opening of a Shell liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck refueling station in Waddinxveen, which is close to the port city of Rotterdam. Since Chart engineers completed commissioning the site has averaged 10 vehicles per day dispensing approximately 1500kg of LNG. Read more »

Volvo Introduces Low-Emission LNG-Powered Trucks

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Volvo FH hill climbing in Spain

Volvo FH LNG

New trucks from Volvo running on LNG offer the same performance as diesel, but with 20-100% lower CO₂ emissions

Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro VI-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. Sales of Volvo FM LNG and Volvo FH LNG will start during spring 2018. Read more »

LNG Best for HD and Long Haul says Volvo Trucks

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks

Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks: “Liquefied gas is the best available climate alternative on the market for heavy regional and long-haul transport operations”

By replacing diesel with liquefied natural gas or biogas, CO₂ emissions from heavy trucks can be drastically reduced. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is today used primarily in industrial operations, but it has excellent prerequisites for being a competitive vehicle fuel with considerable environmental benefits. Read more »

Westport AB Receive State Visit from Sweden’s King

| Sweden and Canada

Sweden's King Gustav visits Westport Volvo facilityHis Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and additional delegates called upon Westport’s installation facility inside the Volvo Car assembly plant in Gothenburg, Sweden last week. The recognition of Westport with a tour of its facility was part of an official State visit to the Kingdom of Sweden focused on technology, innovation and sustainability as well as strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. Read more »