CNG Stations RFP issued by Kansas City RCC

| USA: Kansas City MO | Source: Metropolitan Energy Center

MEC logoKansas City Regional Clean Cities, a program of Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC), has re-issued an RFP for the Installation of CNG Fueling Stations in Kansas/Missouri that you may be interested in responding to. Attached is the RFP (and T & C), with submittal information. The deadline for submitting proposals to Metropolitan Energy Center is December 20, 2019, at 2:00pm CST. Read more »

Gasum Expands Nordic Operations by Acquiring Two Linde AG Businesses

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum

Gasum Turku LNGEnergy company Gasum is acquiring AGA’s Clean Energy business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business from Linde AG. The acquisition will enhance the development of the Nordic gas market and create a platform for Gasum to provide a broader offering to meet the increasing demand for low-emission energy solutions from customers in industry, maritime and road transport. Read more »

Gasum Surveys HDV Companies, Finds Environment Focus Here to Stay

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum
Volvo FH LNG

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

​​​​​​​A recent survey analyzed how environmental issues are viewed by Finnish and Swedish heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) fleet owners. According to the results, customers’ environmental expectations have increased in both Finland and Sweden, and 82% of fleet owners in both countries agree that an environment-focused mindset is a permanent phenomenon and not a passing trend. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) are low-emission fuel alternatives for road transport that are also cost effective. Read more »

Omnitek Engineering Enters Strategic Agreement for 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Vista CA | Source: Omnitek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with G.ON Global Investments SRL, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Romania. G.ON Global was established by one of the original founders of Bucharest-based G.ON SRL, an Omnitek Engineering customer who engaged Omnitek in 2018 to develop a more than 400 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for Class 8 truck and bus applications. Read more »

Air Liquide Harnesses Norwegian Biogas for Transport Sector

| France: Paris | Source: Air Liquide

Biogas refueling 2019 SkagerakAir Liquide has acquired a majority equity in Norwegian company Skagerak Naturgass AS – a subsidiary of Skagerak Energi, which belongs to Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft. Skagerak Naturgass AS operates a distribution network delivering natural gas to industry, and 100% biomethane to the Norwegian transport sector through 4 bio-NGV (Natural Gas for Vehicle) stations installed in the Oslo region. Read more »

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 »