Superpolo Launches ‘Superior’ NGV Microbus in Colombia

| Colombia
Superpolo Superior CNG Bus on IVECO chassis

Image: Busworld

Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo, through its Colombian company Superpolo, recently launched a new compressed natural gas (CNG) bus under its ‘Superior’ brand. Presented in mid-May, the urban passenger service vehicles are built on an IVECO chassis and have capacity for 19 passengers. Read more »

Port of Busan to Bunker LNG with KOGAS

| Korea: Busan

Image: KOGAS

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) and Busan Port Corporation (BPC) signed a “Business Agreement for Establishment and Activation of the Busan Port LNG Bunkering System” on July 5 at the BPC headquarters. By doing so, KOGAS hopes to establish more concrete measures to build and revitalize the LNG bunkering infrastructure of Busan Port by establishing a cooperative relationship with BPC and LNG bunkering.  Read more »

India Makes Move Toward LNG Fuelling Infrastructure for Major Highways

| India: New Delhi

India rural pollutionMajor oil companies (Petronet LNG, Indian Oil Corporation, BPCL) in India are moving collectively to introduce close to 20 Liquefied natural Gas (LNG) fuelling stations on some of the country’s main heavy transportation routes next year. Mr. V. K. Mishra Director, (Finance), Petronet LNG Ltd, says tenders will be issued for this purpose in next 15 days. Read more »

Snam Enhances Biomethane for Transport Capacity with IES Biogas Acquisition

| Italy: San Donato Milanese

IES Biogas mid-size plant in ItalySnam4Mobility, a subsidiary of Snam S.p.A., a European leader of natural gas infrastructure, has acquired 70% of IES Biogas, which is one of the leading Italian companies in the design, construction and management of biogas and biomethane production plants with a market share of more than 10%. The transaction value was EUR 4 million. Read more »

Ocado UK Orders 29 IVECO Stralis NP CNG Trucks

| United Kingdom: Basildon

IVECO Stralis NP for ocado in UKIndependent online grocer Ocado, based in Hatfield (UK) has leased 29 new IVECO Stralis NP tractor units, marking the largest order for single-fuel gas-powered trucks of any manufacturer to-date in the UK. Refuelling infrastructure is provided by Gasrec, a pioneer of landfill biomethane for transport fuel. Read more »

Germany Approves Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train for Commercial Operation

| France: Saint-Ouen

Alstom's Coradia iLintFrench multinational rail transport company Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. On 11 July, Gerald Hörster, President of EBA, presented Alstom with the certificate of homologation at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Berlin. Read more »

Largest CNG Station in Columbus OH Opens

| USA: Columbus OH
Ariel at City of Columbus CNG West Station

Ariel CNG compressors on site at West

In Columbus, Ohio, the city’s Finance and Management Director Joe Lombardi has officially opened the fourth and largest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling site in the city, referred to as West Fueling Station. This station is also a “fast fill” which means that vehicles are able to refuel there as quickly as filling a diesel tank at a regular station. Read more »

CSA Issues Call for Participation – NGV 4.7, Automatic pressure operated valves for NG dispensing systems

| USA: Cleveland OH

Standards organization CSA Group is launching a project to develop a new Standard NGV 4.7, Automatic pressure operated valves for natural gas dispensing systems. To undertake this work, it is seeking additional experts to serve on this technical subcommittee, looking for interested stakeholders who will actively participate and contribute to the development of this important standard through CSA’s accredited standards development processes. Read more »

MAN Selected for Pasha Containerships LNG-Fuelled Propulsion Solution

| Denmark: Copenhagen

Pasha Hawaii - Ohana Class - renderingMAN Energy Solutions has won the order to provide the propulsion systems for 2 × 2,525-teu containership newbuildings, which will join the fleet of Pasha Hawaii, the U.S. Jones Act carrier in the Hawaii trade lane. Each system will comprise a 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, 3 × MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets and an MAN Alpha FPP propeller system. Read more »

NGVAmerica Calls All US Fleets: Start your Natural Gas Engines with Volkswagen Settlement Funding! 

| USA: Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica provides all states of the USA support to access funding made available through the United States v. Volkswagen Group of America et al. As of today, 19 states have final plans; 16 additional states have draft plans.  Several states have already opened applications for VW grant programs using the $2.9 billion in available resources. Also, given the upward movement of conventional fuel prices, there is additional inventive to choose natural gas solutions for transportation right now. Read more »