Hydrogen Station for Bus Fleet Inaugurated in Northern France

| France: La Motte-Fanjas | Source: McPhy Energy SA

McPhy SMTAG Station hydrogen bus Jun2019In the presence of the project’s partners on Friday June 21 in Houdain, the Artois-Gohelle transport authority (SMT-AG) inaugurated France’s first refueling station for hydrogen buses. The entire clean hydrogen production, storage and distribution chain is being equipped with technologies supplied by McPhy Energy SA, a global specialist in hydrogen production and distribution equipment. Read more »

India’s Gujarat State Plans 300 CNG Stations under “CNG Sahbhaagi Yojana”

| India: Gandhinagar | Source: Darshan Soni

CNG SAHBHAAGI Yojna for FranchiseeIndian mobility is increasingly turning to natural gas as a cleaner fuel. Several government initiatives are supporting the transition and include a massive infrastructure response that will address current limitations of supply while encouraging increased uptake. In India’s west, the State of Gujarat continues to take the lead by calling for applications to establish 300 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelling stations. Read more »

Škoda Shows Natural Gas Powered SCALA G-TEC in Berlin

| Czech Republic: Mladá Boleslav | Source: Škoda

Skoda Scala gtec (gas system view)Škoda this week introduced the most eco-friendly variant of its new compact model at the CNG Mobility Days event in Berlin: the ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC. This natural-gas-powered SCALA, the second CNG-powered vehicle in Škoda’s range, completes the engine roster for the new compact model, adding a particularly efficient and eco-friendly variant. Read more »

Volkswagen Displays CNG Range and Commits to Expansion

| Germany: Wolfsburg | Source: Volkswagen AG
Volkswagen TGI models

Volkswagen Golf TGI, eco up!, Polo TGI, Golf Variant TGI

Volkswagen Group and its industry partners from the gas supply, network and filling station operation sectors showcased their products and services at the 3rd CNG Mobility Days in Berlin this week. An overview of the current situation and the future of CNG was also presented. The OEM’s exhibit included latest CNG models in the passenger car, truck and bus segments. Read more »

Gasum Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering Now in Rotterdam

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum
Coralius bunker Bit Viking in Rotterdam

Gasum’s Coralius bunkering Bit Viking in Rotterdam

Finnish gas retailer Gasum Ltd’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel Coralius has added to it’s evolving story by completing its first ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering in the port and refining area of Rotterdam, one of the most important logistics hub in Europe. By doing so, the vessel confirms the availability of marine LNG supply in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA). Liquefied natural gas (LNG) was supplied to the vessel Bit Viking. Read more »

Titan Christens FlexFueler001 LNG Bunker Pontoon

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam | Source: Titan LNG

FlexFueler001 christenedNorthwest European LNG supplier Titan LNG has this week conducted a christening event for the FlexFueler001, a liquefied natural gas bunkering pontoon in collaboration with the Port of Amsterdam. This event marks the official commencement of safe, efficient and cost-effective inland waterway LNG bunkering in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. Read more »

SEAT Gains “Energy and Sustainability” Award for Natural Gas Vehicle Commitment

| Spain: Madrid | Source: SEAT

SEAT receives energy amd sustainability award Jun2019Spanish auto-manufacturer SEAT has added yet another accolade to its trophy cabinet. The Spanish Gas Association (Sedigas) has recognised SEAT for its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel with a “Energy and Sustainability” award. Read more »

Fuel Tank Orders for Five LNG-Fuelled Containerships for GTT

| France: Paris | Source: GTT
Panel inspection of GTT’s Mark III membrane containment system. Image- GTT:Roland Mouron

Panel inspection of GTT’s Mark III membrane containment system. Image GTT:Roland Mouron

GTT has received an order from the Chinese shipyard Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. for the tank design of 5 new LNG-fuelled container ships of 15,000 TEU capacity each. The ships will be built on behalf of a European ship-owner and their delivery will be staggered between the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022. Read more »

First Hydrogen Station Underway for France’s Zero Emission Valley

| France: Paris | Source: ENGIE
Chambery First H2 Station

(Image: FuelCellWorks)

The Auvergne Rhône Alpes (AuRA) regional Council has together with other French participants has set about deploying the largest renewable hydrogen mobility project in France, called Zero Emission Valley (ZEV). The first stone of the first hydrogen station, installed in Chambéry by ENGIE Cofely, has just been laid and opening is planned for November this year. Read more »

U.S. DOT’s New HD CNG Fuel System Inspection Labelling Rule Matches NGVAmerica Guidance

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-NGVamericaNHTSA Reforms to Match Previously-Updated Industry Recommendations and Improved Safety Guidance

NGVAmerica, the national trade association for natural gas use in transportation, has applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for updating its heavy-duty natural gas vehicle fuel system tank inspection labelling requirement to match recommended guidance the NGVA previously developed after a lengthy and collaborative review. Read more »