USA-based Kenworth Truck Company hosted a truck show in Indianapolis featuring compressed natural gas (CNG) powered and hybrid Kenworths at the start of December. The company’s dedication to provision of green fleet choices includes compressed and liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks. More than 350 truck and fleet operators learned about new available equipment and the future of natural gas fuel in the trucking industry. Also presented were free training sessions on vehicle maintenance and grant writing.
British Columbia (BC) natural gas and electricity utility FortisBC, in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER), Westport Innovations, Cummins Westport, Vedder Transport, and Waste Management, headed to the B.C. Legislature in Victoria in November to showcase a variety of natural gas vehicles. The vehicles, parked at the front steps of the legislature and accompanied by a number of experts, stimulated much interest from government officials including Hon. Terry Lake, Minister of Environment, Hon. Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Transportation, Hon. Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation and several Members of the Legislative Assembly. Read more »
Opportunities for investment and for increasing the use of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) throughout the American Southwest and Mexico were featured at the 18th annual U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum, on October 27 and 28 in El Paso, Texas. All 10 U.S. and Mexican states along the border are represented at the forum. Read more »
NGV 2012 : Positioning NGVs for Evolving Transportation — Chuncheon, South Korea, from October 9-11, 2012
The organising committee for NGV 2012, the 13th Biennial Conference and Exhibition of NGV Global, has appointed international partners for the sales and marketing of the three day exhibition. Asian Exhibition Services (AES) Ltd, based in Bangkok, will cover global markets while Beijing Qifa Exhibition Service Co., Ltd will cover mainland Chinese companies.
NGV 2012 will be held from 9-11 October 2012 in Chuncheon, just 40 minutes from Seoul, the first time the event has been hosted in Asia in over a decade, when Japan hosted NGV 2000. In the intervening period events were held consecutively in Argentina, Egypt, Brazil and Italy. Read more »
A column of 15 natural gas vehicles (NGVs), participants in Russia’s 5th Blue Corridor Rally, have reached journey’s end in Moscow having covered 3,600 kilometres. Starting in Ekaterinburg on October 19th, the Rally has passed through a succession of 10 regional capitals, drawing attention to the benefits of natural gas as a fuel for transportation and developing or refining protocols toward sector expansion with authorities and gas companies. Read more »
The 4th Asia-Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Association Conference and Exhibition with the theme “Natural Gas for Vehicles - Driving the Future Cleaner” has opened in Beijing with Chinese government representatives, distinguished guests, participants and visitors being welcomed by the President of CATARC and Chairman of the event organizing committee, Mr Zhao Hang. More than 170 exhibitors are present; conference participants and exhibitors have arrived from more than 30 countries. Read more »
Biomethane and its applications is a crucial topic for biogas’s future development across Europe. As such it has been accorded a half-day segment at an upcoming Biogaz Europe conference, to be held on October 25-26 in Nantes, France. The afternoon session with start off with an overview of the status of biomethane today in Europe from Andy Bull, Project Co-Ordinator of the IEE project, BioMethane Regions. The French biomethane context for direct injection and for transport will be given by GRDF and the French Natural Gas Vehicle Association (AFGNV). Read more »
October 24-26, 2012 in Houston, Texas
US environmental consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) is organising a new conference, “HHP SUMMIT 2012 – Natural Gas for High Horsepower Applications,” dedicated to examining the environmental benefits of natural gas as a fuel for equipment used in rail, marine, mine, construction, power generation and other high horsepower industrial applications. Read more »
HOW WILL UPCOMING ISO NGV FUELLING STATION STANDARDS AFFECT YOU?
NGV Industry Workshop and Forum - Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada, November 29th, 1 pm – 5.30 pm
NGV Global invites natural gas vehicle industry members to an international workshop and forum for an update on ISO “Natural Gas Fuelling Stations for Vehicles” standards currently under development for CNG and LNG. The ISO process combines the expertise of experts from throughout the world to create rigorous standards and remove barriers to global trade.
The workshop will present a summary of both sets of draft standards, including unresolved technical issues, and the forum will solicit feedback from industry members on any gaps or issues they see in the standards.
The workshop will emphasize cross cutting issues between ISO PC 252 and other ISO groups, and also other industry stakeholders. These issues are, for example: oil carryover, gas quality, terminology, temperature and pressure levels (CNG & LNG), methane numbers, odorization, on-board detection, and vehicle & cylinder verification at the time of filling. Read more »
All roads lead to ANGVA’s 4th Natural Gas for Vehicles Conference & Exhibition, October 18-20, Beijing. Have you made your arrangements yet?
Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc), through it’s subsidiary Emirates Gas (EMGAS), has hosted the next milestone event for the natural gas vehicle caravan traveling the Western Route of ANGVA’s Green Highway (AGH2011), in Dubai. “We are privileged to host the ANGVA Green Highways 2011 roadshow in Dubai,” said Zaid Al Qufaidi, managing director – Enoc Gas Marketing, at the flag-off event that sees Team UAE, headed by Mr. Fazal Ali Khan of Emgas, depart for Islamabad, Pakistan. Read more »
As the North America Gas Summit draws near, Michael Gallagher, Senior Adviser Westport Innovations, Chairman Natural Gas Group of the NPC Future Transportation Fuels Study & Chairman of Cummins Westport Inc and Agility Fuel Systems (also a member of the NGV Global Board) discussed the transformations occurring in the energy landscape across North America with Monika Gonda, Director North America Gas Summit. Read more »
Preparation are underway for the fifth “Blue Corridor” rally for factory-made natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in Russia. This year organised by Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg, the journey will commence October 19th in Yekaterinburg, passing through Chelyabinsk – Ufa – Orenburg – Samara – Saratov – Volgograd – Voronezh – Tambov – Tula – to reach Moscow on November 1st, at distance of 3600 km. Read more »
ANGVA’s 5th Biennial International Conference & Exhibition (ANGVA 2013), 27th – 29th October 2013, New Delhi
The Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles (ANGVA), and Bangkok Exhibition Services (BES) have signed an agreement for organising ANGVA’s 5th Biennial International Conference & Exhibition (ANGVA 2013). ANGVA 2013 will be held from 29th – 31st October 2013 in New Delhi, India at the India Expo Centre. The theme is “Natural Gas for Vehicles – The Next Generation”. The agreement was signed by ANGVA President Mr. Wichai Pornkeratiwat (Senior Executive Vice President, Gas Business Unit, PTT PLC) and BES General Manager Mr. Justin Pau, at the Sofitel Centara Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. ANGVA’s 4th Conference is in Beijing, China, 18th – 20th October 2011.
Fuelling Ireland’s Transport Future – Dublin, November 17 2011
Ireland is to host a natural gas vehicle conference in Dublin on November 17th, to examine natural gas as a transport fuel and also discuss developing a NGV market in Ireland. The conference will be addressed by an expert panel of local and visiting speakers, including NGVA Europe’s Manuel Lage, American Gas Association and Questar’s Ronald W. Jibson, and Mattias Svensson from the Swedish Gas Centre. Delegates from across the Irish energy and transport sectors and Europe will hear from those with experience of operating NGVs as well as gaining an understanding of important issues around the economics, technology and infrastructure for NGVs.
More information on the NGV Ireland website.
Upcoming forum in August.
Over the past two years the Republic of Kazakhstan has embraced natural gas for transportation, celebrated and formally kicked off last March 2011 with a Clean Cities Transportation Workshop in Almaty, and the commissioning of its first refuelling infrastructure in April 2010. With concrete plans to build 100 CNG stations and distribute over 100,000 NGVs by 2014, Kazakhstan is said by some to be the next frontier for NGV growth in the Asia Pacific region. Now the country is ready to share its experiences with other cities in the region, via a CNG-NGV Central Asia Forum to be held later this month. Read more »