Reduced Cost CNG Fueling Solution Introduced in USA

| USA, Houston TX
The Nat G 500 ready to ship

Nat G 500 Series CNG Fuel Station, shown with optional fast fill system, ready to ship.

Nat G CNG Solutions LLC, based in Houston, Texas has introduced its new Nat G 500 Series compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling station for mid-sized fleets, priced starting at USD 59,900 after a federal tax credit. The Nat G 500 Series delivers up to 23 gasoline gallon equivalents (gge) of CNG per hour when configured as a time fill unit and is also available in fast fill to provide up to 80 gge of instant fill capacity. Read more »

GE Unveils LNG In A Box System; Gasfin Installs in Europe

| USA and Europe
GE's  LNG In A Box with fuel tank and pump

GE’s LNG In A Box with fuel tank and pump

GE Oil & Gas has introduced the LNG In A Box system, a small-scale, plug-and-play, re-deployable liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling solution based on proven technology that can help accelerate the use of natural gas as a cost-effective, cleaner transportation fuel. The world’s first commercial application of the LNG In A Box system will be for LNG fueling stations in Europe to be delivered by Luxembourg-based LNG firm Gasfin through its operating company AIR-LNG, GE announced at the 17th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG-17) in Houston. Read more »

Linde to Outline New LNG Fueling Technology at LNG 17

| USA, Houston TX and Murray Hill and New Providence NJ

LNG 17Linde North America has completed development of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) station design that will be installed at a Linde production facility in Indiana later this year.  The station uses patent-pending technology and an integrated design that offers exceptional performance and important advantages compared to existing stations. Details will be discussed during Linde’s presentation at LNG 17 next week. Read more »

Dresser-Rand Signs Agreement for Small-Scale LNG Production Technology License

| USA, Houston TX

Dresser-Rand Company (DRC), a subsidiary of Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (Dresser-Rand) and supplier of rotating equipment solutions, has entered into a ‘definitive agreement’ with Tarrytown, New York based technology company Expansion Energy LLC, whereby Dresser-Rand is granted a worldwide exclusive (for capacities up to 100,000 gallons per day) license to Expansion Energy’s proprietary VX™ Cycle technology for the small-scale production of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Downstream applications include the production of vehicle-grade LNG, allowing LNG to compete effectively with diesel fuel on a cost-per-energy-content (BTU) basis. Read more »

GE and Chesapeake Energy Launch CNG In A Box System

| USA, Las Vegas UT

GE and Peake Fuel Solutions, an affiliate of natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corporation based in Oklahoma City, OK, have launched the CNG In A Box™ system, which allows easier adoption of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling options for large- and small-scale retailers. The solution was unveiled at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) 2012 Annual Show. Read more »

Eaton to Develop Affordable Home Refueling Station for Natural Gas Vehicles

| USA, Cleveland OH

Objective: to develop a production prototype for home refueling stations that will retail for about one tenth of the cost of currently available systems.

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is to develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles, utilizing existing natural gas sources in the home and innovative compressor technology to deliver the alternative fuel source safely and efficiently to vehicles. The project is funded in part by a $3.4 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), which included several other successful natural gas vehicle applications. Read more »

GE Aims for Quicker Cheaper CNG Home Refueller

| USA, Niskayuna NY

Home refuelling appliance for less than the cost of a dishwasher

In what could help fuel widespread adoption of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the United States and globally, researchers from GE Global Research, in partnership with Chart Industries and scientists at the University of Missouri, have been awarded a program through Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) to develop an affordable at-home refueling station that would meet ARPA-E’s target of $500 per station and reduce re-fueling times from 5-8 hours to less than 1 hour. Read more »

BOC and Hyundai Conduct UK’s First 700 bar Hydrogen Refuelling

| United Kingdom

Hydrogen-based transport took another step forward this week when industrial gases and engineering company BOC undertook the UK’s first-ever refuelling of a 700 bar hydrogen passenger vehicle. The car, a Hyundai ix35 FCEV, was refuelled in compliance with the industry’s international operating standard, the SAE J2601 Protocol, at the UK’s only public-access hydrogen refuelling station in Swindon. Read more »

GE and Chesapeake Energy Initiative Targets Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure Development

| USA, Houston TX

GE Energy image of CNG filling station

Multinational conglomerate GE and North American natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corporation (Chesapeake) are to collaborate in the development of infrastructure solutions that will help accelerate the adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel. Chesapeake says the technology and services project is a significant milestone toward increasing energy independence in the United States through the increased use of natural gas. Read more »

GE Oil & Gas Launches Micro LNG Integrated Plant

| Italy, Florence

GE Oil & Gas has announced the development of a Micro LNG integrated plant that meets the small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) requirements of powering remote industrial and residential locations and fueling motor vehicles. The product introduction was among the opening day highlights of the 2012 GE Oil & Gas Annual Meeting in Florence. Read more »