West Virginia Transit Fleet Initiates CNG Adoption

| USA, Bluefield WV

Bluefield Area Transit, which services the West Virginia counties of Mercer and McDowell, has commenced the journey to a natural gas fueled fleet with the recent acquisition of its first bus equipped to run with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). As reported by local news service bdtonline, new buses purchased over the past two years have all been prepped for conversion to CNG. Read more »

IVECO Launches Blue Daily with Natural Power

| Italy, Torino

IVECO Blue Power LCV (2) Italian auto manufacturer IVECO has launched a new range of light commercial vehicles (LCV) that celebrate its cutting edge technology for sustainable transportation. ​​​​​The New DAILY BLUE POWER family is described as the perfect vehicle for urban and suburban missions. Included in the new range is the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power. Read more »

U.S. DOE Funds Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine Research

| USA, Washington DC

The U.S. Energy Department has announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families and businesses, and increase the use of secure, domestic energy sources. Read more »

Coralius Carries Out First Fuel Change to LNG at Sea

| Norway, Stavanger/Danafjord

Coralius bunkering LNG to AuroraThe Skangas bunker vessel Coralius continues it adventurous journey into Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) refueling at sea by cooling down the recipient vessel’s tanks and delivering LNG in one operation, another first. The receiving vessel LEG/C Navigator Aurora was supplied with just under 500 mt LNG in the middle of a voyage between Sweden and South Europe. Read more »

FortisBC Recognised for NGV Market Leadership

| USA, Atlanta GA

FortisBC imageNGVAmerica – a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane – recently announced FortisBC as its 2017 Natural Gas Fleet Program Award recipient at its Annual Meeting held in Atlanta. Based in Surrey, BC, FortisBC Energy Inc. is a regulated utility focused on providing safe and reliable energy, including natural gas, propane and thermal energy solutions. Read more »

Biomethanation Reactor System Launched in U.S. for Power-to-Gas Testing

| USA, Los Angeles CA

NREL ESIF power-to-gas testing technologyIn the U.S., attention is being turned to how best to store excess renewable energy. To this end, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has joined with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to launch demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the United States. They have this week launched a novel bioreactor system that will be used to test power-to-gas technology. Read more »

California NGV Coalition Releases New CWI ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Video

| USA, Long Beach CA

CWI ISX12N engineEngine to be Certified by CARB to produce 90 percent less NOx than current EPA standard

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) has released a video portraying the power and performance of heavy duty trucks powered by the newest 12 liter natural gas engine offering from Cummins-Westport. The engine is already in use on the road at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Read more »

LA Metro Orders 300 CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA, St. Cloud MN

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has awarded Minnesota-based New Flyer Industries (NFI) a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG), 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The contract is for 65 firm orders and options to purchase an additional 235 buses. Read more »

Gas4Sea to Bunker LNG for Statoil Dual-Fuel Vessels

| Belgium, Brussels
ENGIE Zeebrugge LNG Bunkering Vessel

ENGIE Zeebrugge will bunker LNG for Statoil from 2020

Gas4Sea partners – ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK – have been selected by Norwegian multinational energy group Statoil to be their LNG marine fuel supplier in the port of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, for four crude shuttle tankers. The four planned dual-fuel vessels are to come into service in early 2020; they will be operated by Statoil in Northern European seas. Read more »

NGVAmerica Submits Comments to U.S. EPA, CARB re GHG Standards

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaLast week, NGVAmerica submitted comments in response to the U.S. EPA’s request for information concerning its review of the 2022 – 2025 greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles. The agency is currently revisiting a decision by the Obama Administration under the Mid-term Review. Read more »