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 »

Volvo Trucks View on Methane (LNG) as an Automotive Fuel

| Sweden, Göteborg

Volvo TruckVolvo Trucks has confirmed the Volvo MethaneDiesel Euro VI engine will be introduced in Europe at the end of 2017. The new high pressure direct injection (HPDI) engine has about 15 per cent higher energy efficiency than a conventional gas-powered (CNG) truck powered by an Otto cycle engine and the same efficiency as a diesel engine. But why the ongoing focus on natural gas as a truck fuel? There are very good reasons, explains Volvo. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Displays New FE CNG in London

| United Kingdom, London
Volvo FE 320 CNG

Volvo FE 320 CNG

For the first time in the United Kingdom, Volvo Trucks will introduce its new Euro 6-compliant 4×2 FE-320 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)-fuelled rigid. Using the one-day Freight in the City Expo 2016 (London, Nov. 2), Volvo will display a day-cab 4×2 rigid, specified for city distribution and fitted with a fridge body. 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 »