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 »

Hunts Point First to Offer RNG in New York City

| USA: Hunts Point NY | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Hunts Point NYHunts Point, located on a peninsula in the South Bronx of New York City, is home to the first gas filling station in New York City to exclusively offer renewable natural gas (RNG) for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. The station is owned and operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. Read more »

CNG Trolley for Port Huron Tours

| USA: Port Huron MI | Source: Blue Water Area Transit

Blue Water Area Transit CNG TrolleyBlue Water Area Transit, the passenger services provider for the city of Port Huron and surrounds, has introduced a unique Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered trolley this summer. It was designed and manufactured by Home Town Trolley Company of Crandon, Wisconsin, and is fully accessible for elderly and disabled passengers. 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 »

U.S. DOT’s New HD CNG Fuel System Inspection Labelling Rule Matches NGVAmerica Guidance

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-NGVamericaNHTSA Reforms to Match Previously-Updated Industry Recommendations and Improved Safety Guidance

NGVAmerica, the national trade association for natural gas use in transportation, has applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for updating its heavy-duty natural gas vehicle fuel system tank inspection labelling requirement to match recommended guidance the NGVA previously developed after a lengthy and collaborative review. Read more »

AMP Americas Defines Direction After ampCNG Sale

| USA: Chicago IL | Source: Amp Americas

Fair Oaks Farms IndianaMarking the closure of the sale of its 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas (ANG) for $41 million, AMP Americas says it will continue to own and operate its landmark Indiana biogas operations through its Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF) business unit. The company will also continue to invest heavily in dairy RNG projects and plans to break ground on two additional dairy biogas operations later this year. Read more »

North American RNG Fuel Potential Attracts Bright Biomethane

| The Netherlands:  | Source: Bright Biomethane

Bright Biomethane biogas upgrading installation in SwedenBright Biomethane, a Dutch company involved with biogas upgrading activities, has opened its first North American office in response to growing business and increasing demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) solutions in North America. RNG can be used as natural gas substitute for compression to CNG or liquefaction to LNG as fuel for natural gas vehicles (NGV), or for direct grid injection. Read more »

ABS to Class First LNG/Diesel/Battery Vessel for Harvey Gulf

| USA: New Orleans LA | Source: ABS

Harvey EnergyAmerican Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been selected to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a battery/converter system by Harvey Gulf International Marine. The Harvey Energy will become the first ABS-classed dual-fuel (LNG/marine diesel) and battery vessel and the first U.S. flagged OSV equipped with a battery/converter system. Significant emissions reduction is expected to be achieved. Read more »

Central Florida’s LYNX Contracts up to 75 CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA: St. Cloud MN | Source: New Flyer

Florida LYNXCentral Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) has issued a new contract for up to 75 compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior® sixty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer of America, Inc. (New Flyer), with a firm order for 25 buses and options to purchase up to an additional 50 buses. Read more »

Cummins Westport Appoints Gordon Exel as President

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Cumins Westport

CWI logoCummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has appointed Gordon Exel of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. as President of CWI effective July 8, 2019. Gordon previously held the position of President of CWI in 2014. Bart van Aerle, current CWI President, will be returning to a senior leadership position at Westport Fuel Systems. Read more »