ACT Research Notes Upsurge in Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales

| USA: Columbus IN | Source: ACT Research
Momentum 120DGE Tailgate

Momentum 120DGE Tailgate refuse vehicle

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by North American commercial vehicle market analyser ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017. Read more »

Cummins To Acquire Canadian Fuel Cell Systems Provider Hydrogenics

| USA: Columbus IN and Canada: Mississauga ON | Source: Cummins Inc.
Hydrogenics image: fuel cell HD trucks

Hydrogenics image: fuel cell HD trucks

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, all the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian fuel cell systems provider Hydrogenics Corporation, other than shares already owned by The Hydrogen Company. In October 2018, Cummins joined with other industry partners to research how hydrogen fuel cells can power commercial vehicle applications, recognizing that this technology is likely to play a role in the broad portfolio of power solutions Cummins will provide to its customers in the future. Read more »

Lombardy Issues Tender to Expand LNG Refuelling Network

| Italy: Milan | Source: Regione Lombardia
Lombardy: Green planet against blue sky and clean nature

Image: Regione Lombardia

Italy’s Lombardy Region has published a tender for the development of a regional network of vehicle refuelling stations supplying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The invitation to tender arises from a council resolution passed last December that approved a Department of Economic Development proposal to support LNG for road transportation. Read more »

Bulgarian Municipality Issues Tender for 8 CNG Buses

| Bulgaria: Gabrovo | Source: Gabrovo Municipality

MAN CNG bus of Gabrovo municipality fleetIn the Bulgarian municipality of Gabrovo, Municipal Passenger Transport Company Ltd has issued a tender document for the supply of eight low floor buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The value of the acquisition is estimated at 3.47 million levs (USD 2 million/ EUR 1.79 million), excluding VAT. Read more »

Landi Renzo in Exclusive Partnership with Ford India for Aspire CNG

| Italy: Cavriago RE | Source: Landi Renzo

Ford Aspire CNG (India)Landi Renzo and Krishna Landi Renzo, the Indian joint venture of the Landi Renzo Group, a global leader natural gas components and systems for the motor vehicles sector, announce to have signed an agreement of exclusive partnership with Ford India. The agreement provides that Landi Renzo will manufacture and install its solutions for the methane gas version of the new Ford Aspire. Read more »

Hexagon Sharpens Focus on Hydrogen and CNG Opportunities

| Norway: Ålesund and Germany: Kassel | Source: Hexagon Composites

Hexagon Purus image cylinders X-storeThe strong momentum towards global zero-emission economies is stimulating demand for Hexagon’s clean mobility and storage solutions. To focus its pursuit of the growing market opportunities for renewable fuel solutions, Hexagon has launched Hexagon Purus, a dedicated business division for its group-wide Hydrogen activities and CNG Light-Duty Vehicle activities. Read more »

Agility Fuel Solutions Extends Long-Term Agreement with New Flyer

| USA: Costa Mesa CA | Source: Hexagon Composites

New Flyer Xcelsior bus for DART

New Flyer Xcelsior CNG bus for DART

Hexagon Composites’ wholly-owned subsidiary Agility Fuel Solutions has signed an exclusive long-term agreement with New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc. (collectively, New Flyer) for the supply of compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders for transit buses. Read more »

ECO-GATE Introduces “ECO-G” as Unifying Brand for Natural Gas Mobility

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Naturgy

ECO-G (image by GASNAM)ECO-GATE (European COrridors for natural GAs Transport Efficiency), a European Consortium co-financed by the European Union and led by NEDGIA (Naturgy group’s gas distributor), has introduced the ECO-G brand, designed as the unique name to rename natural gas for vehicles. Read more »

NGVAmerica Leads Massive Call on Congress to Reinstate Alt-fuels Tax Credit

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Nearly 700 users, retailers, customers, fleet managers, utilities and producers of clean alternative transportation fuels joined Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) to call on Congress to act on a reinstatement of the Alternative Fuels Tax Credit (AFTC), which would offer $.50 per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) on certain transportation fuels. Read more »

Nordsol Migrating BioLNG to Mainstream with Shell Ventures Support

| Netherlands: Bunnik | Source: Nordsol

Nordsol BioLNG Process (diagram)Nordsol, a Dutch BioLNG production and technology company, has brought Shell Ventures on as strategic investor to support its mission to significantly reduce the fuel industry’s carbon footprint. Together they plan to enable the transition to cleaner energy by raising the profile of BioLNG from alternative fuel to mainstream. Read more »