Italian cryogenic technology provider Vanzetti Engineering s.r.l., during its presentation at the First National Conference on LNG for Transports in Italy and Med Sea on April 11th, spoke of LCNG developments and highlighted progress to date toward developing a country-wide LCNG network. While details are not yet publicly available, Vanzetti referred to new projects underway – the installation of yet another LCNG station and the building of Italy’s first LNG refuelling station. Read more »
Italy’s natural gas refuelling network continues to expand with the opening last week of Italy’s fourth public Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuelling station. The station has been designed to upgrade to LNG refuelling. Constructed by Vanzetti Engineering S.r.l., the station is located in Tortona (AL) in the Piedmont region, very close to the A21 motorway. It is 70 km south of Milan. Read more »
In Fuzhou, the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian Province, plans are underway to build 60 liquefied-compressed natural gas (L-CNG) filling stations, radiating out to cover the Fuzhou area to meet the fuelling requirements of city buses, taxis and municipal fleets. 37 stations are expected to be completed in 2012, of which 12 will be built on high volume highways, for which 180,000 m3 has been allocated. Read more »
At the NGV Conference-Summit in Texas in late October, eight companies were honored with the 2011 NGV Achievement Award for their efforts in advancing the development of NGVs in the United States. This is the 19th year that NGVAmerica and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) have presented the awards. The 2011 award winners are: Read more »
Rete S.p.A. and Vanzetti Engineering S.r.l. have officially opened the first public L‐CNG refuelling station in Poirino municipality, Turin, on the 22nd September. Vanzetti says the station represents a step forward in the development of a widespread Italian network of LCNG stations, which do not need pipeline gas. The LCNG facility is situated at the Rete S.p.A.-owned multi-fuel station operated by TotalErg (a merger of TOTAL Italia and ERG Petroli). Read more »
Norway’s Bergen-based gas technology company Liquiline has entered into a second contract with E.ON, one of the world’s largest private energy companies, for the delivery of a new type of LCNG gas filling station for cars and taxis in Stockholm, Sweden. The new contract, signed with E.ON Biofor Sverige AB, calls for the design, delivery and commissioning of the LCNG station before handing over to E.ON for operation. As with the first contract, Liquiline will also this time deliver an “LCNG solution”, i.e. a station where the gas is supplied and stored in liquefied form and then converted to compressed natural gas (CNG) at a pressure of about 300 bar before being delivered to cars and taxis.
Development in Italy of a liquified natural gas (LNG) distribution network is taking another step with the addition of a second public L-CNG (liquefied-to-compressed natural gas) station for the refueling of natural gas vehicles, to be located in Poirino (TO) – Strada Statale 29. The station is due to be opened in September. Read more »
North American natural gas for fuel provider Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement to acquire Wyoming Northstar Incorporated and affiliates (Northstar) for an aggregate purchase price of approximately USD 10.9 million in cash. Northstar is a supplier of LNG/LCNG (liquefied to compressed natural gas) fueling system technologies in the United States, including the manufacturer of one of only two weights-and-measures certified LNG dispensers. It has provided LNG station design, construction, operations and maintenance for major clients, and has worked closely with Clean Energy for several years. Read more »
Vanzetti Engineering S.r.l. has completed construction of Italy’s first public Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuelling station. The station has been built at Villafalletto (Cuneo), about 50km south of Vanzetti’s base in Moretta, in the country’s north-west region. Featuring made-in-Italy technology, it has a capacity of 600 Nm3/h and is set to refuel up to 500 Kg/h. It operates independent of any pipeline supply. Read more »
The City of Commerce, California, has opened what is described as a critical link supporting LNG and CNG fuelling infrastructure along a busy thoroughfare and in an industrialized region of Eastern Los Angeles County. The station is located at the intersection of Interstates 5 and 710 and at the entrance to two of the largest intermodal rail yards in the nation. Prime location and 24/7 public access will allow the station to play a key role in the continued development of the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor (ICTC)–the most successful planned clean fuel corridor in the United States. Read more »
Chuncheon based natural gas vehicle (NGV) systems solutions provider NGVI, Inc., last quarter completed the Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGSC) certification process for production of cryogenic LNG tanks for vehicles. NGVI’s vehicle conversion subsidiary, NGVS, became only the third company in Korea to receive the KGS AC416 license and is engaged in an on-going examination and testing process of its pilot facilities and LNG tank products. Read more »
The NGV industry wasted no time at the beginning of this year, getting down to business in the first week in Zurich, Switzerland for a preliminary meeting on the establishment of ISO standards for natural gas fuelling stations for vehicles (including CNG and LNG). The meeting was the continuation of a process initiated by the IANGV, which submitted a New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) to ISO in 2008. After a successful ISO ballot of member nations last year, the ISO Technical Management Board (TMB) approved the Preliminary Meeting, a precursor to final approval of a full project, which is expected at the next TMB meeting this March. Hosted by the Swiss Gas and Water Industry Association, SVGW, the meeting was attended by representatives from as far afield as Argentina, Thailand and Australia.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has opened what is reputed to be the world’s largest natural gas truck fueling station, on a 2.9-acre site adjacent to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The new public access station, configured to fuel trucks on a 24/7 basis, features two 25,000-gallon liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks, six LNG dispensers, and two compressed natural gas (CNG) dispensers. In its press release Clean Energy states the facility has been specifically designed to support the goals of the San Pedro Bay Ports’ Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) and Clean Truck programs.