Mobile CNG Compressor Launched in U.S.

| USA, Bend OR

OnBoard Dynamics portable CNG compressorOnboard Dynamics (ObDI), an Oregon-based innovator in alternative refueling technologies, has launched its GoFlo™ CNG-80 mobile natural gas compressor for commercial use. The compression capacity of the GoFlo CNG-80 compressor makes it cost-effective for smaller fleets of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, as well as for the initial deployment of CNG vehicles in larger fleets. Read more »

Rostov-on-Don Acquires NefAZ CNG Buses

| Russia, Rostov-on-Don

NEFAZ 5299-40-51 CNG buses for Rostov-on-DonNefAZ PTC, a subsidiary of KamAZ, has delivered a batch of low-floor NEFAZ buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia. The city acquired 25 low-floor large capacity buses, model NEFAZ 5299-40-51. New buses will begin to serve the city’s routes in the near future. Read more »

Bangkok Mass Transit (BMTA) Orders 489 CNG Buses

| Thailand, Nonthaburi

BMTA 489-bus contract signingScan Inter Public Company Limited, a Thailand-based company engaged in natural gas industry, says SCN-CHO Cooperation signed a trade and maintenance hire contract for 489 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) air-conditioned buses with the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) on December 27, 2017. Read more »

NGV Global Welcomes HYGEN

| Latvia, Riga

HYGEN logoHYGEN has become the latest company to join NGV Global as a Corporate Member. Based in Riga, Latvia, the company has a global aspiration to transform gas distribution grids into fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles (NGV) by bringing to market a low-cost Home Fueling Appliance. Read more »

Renfe Commences LNG Passenger Train Trials in Spain

| Spain, Madrid

Renfe Prototype LNG passenger trainThe first traction tests in Europe of a train powered by liquefied natural gas are underway in Spain. The tests, conducted on the line between Mieres and Figaredo, will analyze the potential environmental and economic advantages that natural gas can provide in rail transport using non-electrified lines. in atendance for the launch were Spain’s Minister of Development, Íñigo de la Serna, and Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Álvaro Nadal. Read more »

Tata Motors and Westport Fuel Systems Aim for Bharat Stage VI

| Canada and India

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. entered into a development and supply agreement last week with India’s Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April of 2020. Read more »

Romania’s Antares Group Completes First Vehicle Conversion to CNG

| Romania, Râmnicu Vâlcea

Romania_CNG Conversion by Antares GroupIn Râmnicu Vâlcea, the capital city of Vâlcea County, Romania, the Antares Group has successfully completed the country’s first conversion of a motor vehicle to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The success comes after a long training with specialist technicians, both in Italy and Romania. Antares Motors will now offer customers on the Romanian market the opportunity to convert their vehicles to CNG. Read more »

Clean Energy Appoints Stephen Scully Chairman of Board

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy - Stephen Scully ChairClean Energy Fuels Corp. has appointed Stephen Scully as Chairman of its board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Scully will replace Warren Mitchell, who will remain on the board. Mr. Scully, 58 years old, was founder and president of Scully Companies, a California based truck leasing and specialized contract carriage provider. Read more »

Cummins Westport ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Certified for 2018

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Westport ISX12N truck (brochure image)Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. The ISX12N also meets 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements. Read more »

IVECO Natural Power Daily Vans for Veolia

| United Kingdom, Basildon

Iveco Daily UK CNGIVECO has supplied three compressed natural gas powered Daily Natural Power vans to Veolia, the UK’s largest waste management company. The vehicles will carry specialist equipment for removing graffiti, as part of a new contract with the London Borough of Camden. Read more »