Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program Now Open

| USA: Baltimore MD

Logo-Maryland Energy AdministrationThe U.S. State of Maryland’s FY19 Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) opened on July 1, 2018. The FY19 AFIP is intended to aid in the development of alternative fuel refilling/charging infrastructure. As such, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) anticipates issuing one or more grants to applicants for the installation of alternative fuel refilling/charging stations in Maryland. Read more »

Delhi Government Defines Approved Fuels for a Cleaner City

| India: New Delhi

India’s Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the much awaited notification of the ‘List of approved fuels permissible for use within the borders of the NCT of Delhi’, issued by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi at the end of last month. The notification mandates use of cleaner fuels and bars all toxic and polluting fuels from being used in the city. Read more »

WinGD Chalks Up 100th X-DF Engine Sale

| Switzerland

WinGD vessel imageSales of WINGD’s low pressure X-DF engine has reached its first century, just five years after launch. The award-winning technology developed by WinGD has demonstrated, on tests and engines currently in operation, that it offers stable combustion, inherently low NOx and greenhouse gas emissions and high overall system efficiencies as well as reliable and safe gas operation. Read more »

Arcese chooses IVECO Daily NP to travel London’s 2019 Ultra-Low Emission Zones

| United Kingdom: Basildon

IVECO Daily NPInternational logistics firm Arcese has taken delivery of a 6.5-tonne IVECO Daily Natural Power chassis cab, the first gas-powered light commercial vehicle to join its UK fleet. Its ultra-clean engine enables the company to make unrestricted deliveries to its luxury retail customers in central London. Read more »

Bolivia NGVs Increase CNG Consumption

| Bolivia: La Paz

Bolivia CNG conversionBolivia’s Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) reports that from January to April this year, natural gas sales (all sectors) increased by 3.7% with respect to the same period of 2017, driven mainly by consumption of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from vehicle refueling stations. Read more »

Japan’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Start Operation in 2020

| Japan: Nagoya
Image of LBV (Provided by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

Image of LBV (Provided by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (CLS), a joint venture established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, has ordered an LNG Bunkering Vessel (LBV) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Read more »

METRO a Change Catalyst using CNG for Cleaner Air in Houston

| USA: Houston TX
Freedom CNG Metro Station in Houston

Freedom CNG Metro Station in Houston

Since 2016 Metro Houston has travelled 8.2 million miles on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). With 20 more CNG buses on order from New Flyer Industries, the transit operator aims to improve their environmental footprint in the Space City. Read more »

EU Adopts HDV CO2 Emissions Regulation with Room for Improvement

| Europe: Brussels

HDGAS imageThe first ever EU legislation on CO2 emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) registered in the EU, formally adopted Jun 25, requires emissions for Categories N2 and N3 and certain other vehicle types to be monitored and reported from 1 January 2019. The VECTO tool is adopted as the measurement tool but does it go far enough? Read more »

LNG HDVs Poised for Dissemination in Korea

| Korea: Busan

Tata Daewoo LNG Tractor exhibited at APGC 2017NGV Workshop 2018, hosted by the Ministry of Environment Korea (MOE) and organized by Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) and Korea Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (KANGV), was held in Busan, Korea on May 31. In this workshop, an MOE official explained that they are reviewing the phased dissemination of LNG trucks, for which a pilot project will commence before the end of 2018. Read more »

ClassNK Approves NYK Line – JMU LNG-fuelled 200K DWT Bulk Carrier Design

| Japan: Tokyo

Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Part GF which adopts IGF Code (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) to NYK Line and Japan Marine United (JMU) for their joint project on the concept design of an LNG-fueled 200K DWT bulk carrier. Read more »