CNG adventurer Rainer Zietlow has completed the first leg of a two-part world expedition driving a VW Caddy Maxi EcoFuel that will utilise as far as practicable a network of CNG fueling stations to reach journey’s end in Alaska. Setting off from Portugal in October Zietlow and his intrepid team travelled the ‘Eurasia Highway’ to Vladivostok before embarking on a ferry to Japan to end this section. Zietlow detoured briefly to Donghae, Korea in time for ANGVA 2009, where he hand-delivered a certificate from NGVA Europe to ANGVA Executive Director Mr Lee Giok Seng. Read more »
ANGVA 2011: The 4th Natural Gas for Vehicles Conference & Exhibition for Asia-Pacific – 18-20 October 2011
At the conclusion of the ANGVA 2009 conference and exhibition in Donghae, Korea the Asia-Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Association (ANGVA) announced that the next ANGVA conference will be held in China. The event, which will be jointly organised by ANGVA and China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), is to be held at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing. Sitting in the heart of Olympic Green, CNCC is right next to the Bird Nest (China National Stadium) and the Water Cube (National Aquatics Center) and enjoys unparalleled easy access. Read more »
Natural gas industry stands at the threshold of an energy revolution
Korea’s national vision of ‘Low Carbon, Green Growth’ and associated countermeasures against the ongoing climate, environmental and resource crisis, has been clearly expressed on the opening days of the ANGVA 2009 Conference and Exhibition. The venue, the proud City of Donghae, is alive with fluttering flags and beds of flowers, smiling faces and other signs of welcome – all conveying the generous hospitality that has greeted dignataries, delegates and visitors to the conference and exhibition.
“Amid the global economic crisis, we are facing various environmental issues such as climate change and securing natural resources. This is also the time when low carbon, green growth policy is needed,” Environment Minister Lee Maan-ee said at the opening ceremony, which was also included addresses by ANGVA President, Dr Chitrapongse Kwangsukstith.
Keynote addresses have been presented by Rich Kolodziej (President, IANGV), Kazunobu Onogawa ((Director, UNCRD), Kang-Soo Choo (CEO, Kogas) and Jong-Soo Yoon (General Manager, GE). Each pointed to the growing capacity, development and opportunity for natural gas powered transportation. Read more »
The ANGVA Green Highways Project 2009 torch and flag relay began its long awaited journey to Donghae, Korea from Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, 5th September 2009, with a total of 74 stakeholders from the Indonesian government and CNG-NGV private sector taking part in the launch event. The Green Highways Project is a Biennial event held in conjunction with ANGVA’s series of conferences and exhibitions. For the year 2009, ANGVA’s 3rd Conference and Exhibition will be held in Donghae and the Green Highways Project will consist of 2 convoys of vehicles journeying along the routes of Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China to Korea and Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China to Korea. The convoys will be handing over an ANGVA Green Highways Project torch and flag to each country’s contingent as they move from border to border. Read more »
Strong government support a critical element for successful NGV implementation
The ANGVA-endorsed 2nd Annual CNG-NGV Asia Pacific Forum, held at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia on 3-5th August 2009, was well attended by people from various sector of the local NGV industry as well as overseas. Eight exhibitors were also present. An ANGVA Roundtable Session on ‘Successful Government to Private Enterprise Partnership in Pushing NGV Programmes’ was facilitated by ANGVA Executive Director, Mr Lee Giok Seng. The ANGVA report says discussion focused on the need of strong government support as one critical factor in implementing a successful NGV programme. Read more »
ANGVA’s 3rd Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Donghae City, Korea, has been boosted by the advent of a ‘Green Highways’ project and a new communications partner.
ANGVA Green Highways 2009 (Participation Invited)
ANGVA has developed two green highway routes leading to Donghae City in time for ANGVA 2009, 27th-29thOct ’09. The objectives are to create awareness and promote NGV, ANGVA, and NGV Infrastructure and to promote harmonisation of Standards and Code of Practices along the routes.