NGVA Europe’s 4th International Show and Workshops is now concluded, leaving a powerful legacy of information sharing and discussion, trade connections, product launch and commitments toward sharing the responsibility of natural gas development both regionally and worldwide. Hosted by Energigas Sverige, the event had 60 exhibitors including Volvo and Fiat, and an attendance of more than 1500. Read more »
NGV Global is pleased to announce the appointment of Argentina-based engineer Diego Goldin as its new Executive Director effective February 18, 2013. Mr. Goldin brings a wealth of technical experience to the role and will provide strong leadership for the rapidly-growing global natural gas vehicle industry.
Mr. Goldin’s early involvement in the development of the Argentine natural gas vehicle market, one of the largest natural gas vehicle markets in the world, coupled with his technical knowledge and proven leadership in the area of codes, standards, and regulations will ensure effective leadership as the industry focuses on continued growth and securing the benefits of greater harmonization. Read more »
Alicia Milner appointed to Chairperson position
NGV Global 2012 week of activities in Mexico City kicked off Tuesday with a General Assembly for NGV Global Members and a meeting of members of the Board.
Election of Officers
The General Assembly, open to all Members and Associate Members, is held to bring members up to date on the activities of the association and elect members to the Board and appoint Officers of the Association. Read more »
NGV Global’s first Technical Forum, held in Mexico City ahead of NGV Global 2012, has been hailed a success by the association and delegates attending the event. The open forum replaced NGV Global’s previous Technical Committee meeting format, usually held in advance of the biennial conference or annual meetings. Chaired by Dr Alex Lawson, the association’s Technical Chair, the three hour forum covered:
- CNG Safety issues
- RFID Opportunities
- LNG Issues
- CNG & LNG Gas Quality
As NGV Global commences our 13th Biennial Conference and Exhibition this week, we get perspectives on the history of the association in this item featuring contributions from Dr Garth Harris, Secretary-General from 1986-2008, and past presidents up until 2012.
In the mid 1980’s, those of us in the rapidly expanding New Zealand NGV industry realized that growth would be eventually stifled by issues that could only be solved through international cooperation. For instance, NZ has no car or truck manufacturing. Hence it was decided to set up an international NGV association. Following a certain amount of overseas lobbying and with the support of the NZ Government, IANGV was set up during the course of an NGV conference in Vancouver organized by University of British Colombia. The Inaugural Council Meeting was held on 8 August 1986. Read more »
NGV System Italia, the Italian consortium for natural gas in transport, has unanimously elected Mariarosa Baroni, CNG Business Director of the Cavagna Group, as the new President of the Management Board. At the General Meeting of Shareholders and Management Board on September 28, outgoing President Vanni Cappellato announced his decision to step down as head of the association and was thanked for his contributions during his term. Read more »
Nominations Close 31 August 2012
Awards Presented at NGV Global 2012 Mexico City Closing Ceremony
NGV Global invites nominations for the 2012 NGV Champion awards. These biennial awards recognise and honour individuals who, by their actions and endeavours, have promoted and inspired the development of a significant NGV program or activity. Read more »
NGV Global 2012, Mexico City – 6 to 10 November
Arrangements for the NGV Global 2012 Conference and Exhibition have stepped up following a site visit by NGV Global representatives to Mexico City late last month. The visit also saw the official exchange of contracts between NGV Global and event organizer NGV Communications Group. Read more »
On June 28, Gazprom VNIIGAZ, Gazprom’s scientific research institute, hosted the annual general meeting for members of Russia’s Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVRUS). The guests were welcomed by Chairman and Executive Director Eugene Pronin, who was re-elected at the meeting. NGVRUS has 50 member organisations working in the field of natural gas motor fuel, including more than two dozen subsidiaries of Gazprom. One of the main activities of NGVRUS in the coming period is to facilitate improvements to the regulatory framework, to create a favorable investment climate and production requirements. NGVRUS recently joined NGV Global as an Allied Association.
This article primarily compiled using information from an NGVRUS press release.
- New name
- New structure
- New rules
- New leadership
Meetings of the International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (IANGV) in Rome have resulted in several changes to the organisation, coming into effect commencing this week. The changes include the introduction of a ‘brand name’ for the organisation, the establishment of a Board of Directors, the establishment of a General Assembly, and significant amendments to the rules allowing for more flexibility with membership options. Members also voted on the appointment of a Chairman for the organisation, with the role going to Gabriele Gozzi, representing IANGV member NGV System Italia. Read more »
Nominations Close 19 March
Awards Presented at NGV Rome 2010 Closing Ceremony
The IANGV invites nominations for the 2010 NGV Champion awards. Presented every year since 2002 the awards recognise and honour individuals who, by their actions and endeavours, have promoted and inspired the development of a significant NGV program and activity. Read more »
Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) took a proactive role, featuring in two sessions at this week’s International Gas Union’s (IGU) triennial World Gas Conference (WGC 2009) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The conference is a highlight of the world gas industry calendar, attracting 3,000 NGV utility and other delegates from all around the world. With Argentina the second ranked country worldwide in terms of natural gas vehicles (home to 1.7 million NGVs), Buenos Aires formed a fitting backdrop to the sessions, the first featuring the release of a three year 142 page study group report on natural gas vehicles, and the second a Strategic Panel chaired by IANGV President Rich Kolodziej. Read more »
ANGVA’s 3rd Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Donghae City, Korea, has been boosted by the advent of a ‘Green Highways’ project and a new communications partner.
ANGVA Green Highways 2009 (Participation Invited)
ANGVA has developed two green highway routes leading to Donghae City in time for ANGVA 2009, 27th-29thOct ’09. The objectives are to create awareness and promote NGV, ANGVA, and NGV Infrastructure and to promote harmonisation of Standards and Code of Practices along the routes.
Welcome to the new look NGV Global. The content remains the same – quality news covering the natural gas vehicle industry worldwide – but as well as the cosmetic improvements to make your news easier to read, we’ve also improved the functionality. Faster page loading, leading edge Google custom search facilities, increased categories, ‘tagging’ to make it easier to find related stories and more. We’ve even introduced commenting facilities so you can contribute feedback to stories and editorials right here on the site. Read more »
The IANGV will be conducting the following meetings for members in Madrid this June, coinciding with NGVA Europe’s GNV Madrid 2009.
General Council Meeting. Monday June 15. 1 pm – 4 pm.
Technical Committee Meeting. Friday June 19 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm.
Meetings are open to all IANGV members (including affiliated members). Prospective members are also welcome to attend the General Council meeting. Agendas will be made available next month.
Both meetings will be held at Iveco headquarters,
Avenida de AragÃ³n, 402
Iveco HQ is 15 minutes from the airport and conference hotels and 25 minutes from Madrid CBD. (follow this link for a Google map)
Recommended hotels can be found on the GNV Madrid 2009 website as well as details of the conference, exhibition and other meetings being held during the week.
Anyone planning to attend either or both meetings, please let us know at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there! Apologies should be sent to the same address also.