Maruti Suzuki CNG Vehicle Sales Exceed Expectations

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki S_CNG Range 202015.5% CAGR increase in CNG vehicle sales in the past five years

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s pioneer of factory-fitted Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) technology for passenger vehicles, achieved highest ever sales of eco-friendly CNG-powered cars in FY 2019-20. The Company sold 106,443 factory-fitted CNG vehicles across India. Since the launch of CNG in 2010 and Smart Hybrid in 2015, the Company has cumulatively sold over one million green vehicles nationally. Read more »

Westport’s BRC To Supply Systems to Growing Egyptian Market

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Westport Fuel Systems
Gastec CNG Station (Oct 2013)

Gastec CNG Station, Nasr City

BRC, a brand of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., has been awarded a competitive tender bid by the Egyptian International Gas Technology Company (GASTEC) to supply 6,300 compressed natural gas (CNG) sequential injection fuel systems into the growing Egyptian market in 2020. Read more »

Agility Launches New and Improved ProRail™ CNG Fuel Systems

| USA: Costa Mesa CA | Source: Agility Fuel Solutions

Westport ProRail CNG Storage System 2020Agility Fuel Solutions (Agility), a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has widened its range of fuel capacity options with the introduction of the new fifth generation ProRail™ CNG fuel systems. Read more »

Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

| Global | Source: NGV Global
NGVAE GHG Emissions vehicle + fuel 40t LNG truck

Image courtesy of NGVA Europe

The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis. This is predicted to lead to a record fall in carbon emissions of almost 8%, the lowest level in a decade. Read more »

Hexagon and CIMC Enric Unite to Push Hydrogen Fuel into China and SE Asia

| Norway and China | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hexagon-CIMC Enric VentureHexagon Composites ASA has signed a term sheet for a strategic cooperation and joint venture agreement with CIMC ENRIC, a leading Chinese manufacturer of energy equipment, headquartered in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China. CIMC ENRIC is a subsidiary of China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd. (CIMC), a global leading supplier of transportation solutions headquartered in Shenzhen. The Parties will now proceed towards a final agreement. Read more »

Enagás Emprende buys into Sustainable Mobility Start-up Hygen

| Spain: Madrid and Latvia: Riga | Source: Enagás
HYGEN Team

Alex Safronov and Robert Strods, Hygen founders.

Enagás Emprende, an Enagás subsidiary, has become one of the shareholders of Hygen, a start-up technology company facilitating the supply of compressed natural gas/biomethane (CNG/bio-CNG) to vehicles. HYGEN is focusing on the G-Mobility providing original decentralized gaseous refueling solutions that can refuel vehicles everywhere. Read more »

Innogy Energo Plans BioCNG Tests at 63 Stations in Czechia

| Czechia: Prague | Source: prazskypatriot.cz

CNG station image by innogyFor the first time in Czechia, drivers of compressed natural gas (CNG) cars have the opportunity to try driving on BioCNG supplied by Innogy Energo s.r.o., currently the largest public network of CNG stations in the Czech Republic. Biomethane-enriched natural gas is an emission-pure variant of CNG, which, when burned, releases up to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions into the air than petrol or diesel, and thus meets even the strictest limits of pure mobility. Read more »

Canadian Project to Focus on Mitigation of Natural Gas Engine Emissions

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Natural Gas Futures

NaturalGasFutures-emissions schematicNatural Gas Futures, a research initiative at the University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre focusing on developing sustainable solutions for the responsible use of natural gas, has launched a new project focusing on emissions mitigation for in-use natural gas engines. research will be conducted in collaboration with FortisBC Inc., Seaspan Ferries Corporation, and Solaris Management Consultants Inc. Read more »

Finnish Refuse Tender Won with Biogas Fleet

| Sweden and Finland | Source: Scania

ScaniaP340 NG for UrbaserInclusion of natural gas powered vehicles in its fleet was the decisive factor for Kuopio Municipality in Finland to choose Urbaser as the successful refuse collection tenderer. Urbaser had the advantage of offering its services using six Scania’s biogas trucks.

“We will continue to increase the number of biogas vehicles,” says Urbaser’s Fleet Manager Harri Hietala. “Our customers are increasingly interested in reducing emissions from transport and in tenders calling for more environmentally sound alternatives. Read more »

IGU 2020 World LNG Report Notes Rise of Natural Gas Propulsion for Newbuilds

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: IGU

IGU 2020 World LNG ReportThe International Gas Union (IGU) has launched its annual LNG report for 2020. The report proposes that “As the world has entered an unprecedented era of low LNG prices, the moment could be opportune for the environment, as there is a stronger economic case for switching from more polluting fuels to natural gas.”

The comprehensive analysis highlights all the material changes in the global LNG industry in 2019. It features key global LNG industry updates, right across its value chain, demonstrating yet another strong year of growth for this crucial segment of the natural gas sector. LNG continues to enhance global energy security and increase the flexibility of access to the abundant global gas supplies. Read more »