Do gas trucks reduce emissions? YES says NGVA Europe

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe
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Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

The paper Do gas trucks reduce emissions? recently published by T&E (Transport & Environment) has provided NGVA Europe the opportunity to rectify some aspects and complement with educational elements and details about gas in transport. T&E’s conclusions are mainly based on a set of emissions measurement campaigns run by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). However, while reports from TNO are scientifically well proven, NGVA Europe notes the conclusions drawn by T&E are misaligned with the measurements reported. Read more »

NGVA Europe Publishes 2019 Natural Gas Vehicle Catalogue

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA Europe 2019 Vehicle catalogue coverNGVA Europe has released its 2019 Natural Gas Vehicle Catalogue which includes comparable data and a comprehensive overview about 68 vehicles available on the European market. This comprises 23 passenger cars, 11 light commercial vehicles, 13 trucks and 21 buses for both private use and business. Read more »

Russian Trio to Cooperate on Developing an LNG Fleet

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom Neft

LNG Bunkering in Port, RussiaGazprom Neft, Gazprom gas-engine fuel, and the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have concluded a tripartite cooperation and strategic partnership agreement on developing an LNG fleet and related infrastructure. The memorandum was signed during this year’s Eastern Economic Forum by Gazpromneft Marine Bunker Acting CEO Alexei Medvedev, Gazprom gas-engine fuel Director General Oleg Melekhin, and USC President Alexey Rakhmanov. Read more »

Solaris Sells 40 Urbino CNG Buses to Sweden’s Vy Buss

| Poland: Owińska | Source: Solaris SA

Solaris Urbino 18 CNGSolaris has signed a contract for the supply low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB. This Swedish carrier has decided to buy 40 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-fuelled vehicles: 24 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG and 16 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 CNG. These buses will take up operations in Gävle, the capital of Gävleborg County. Read more »

Ireland’s First Public CNG Station Launched

| Ireland: Cork | Source: Gas Networks Ireland

GNI Circle K first public CNG station at Dublin Port facilityGas Networks Ireland (GNI) and Circle K, have launched Ireland’s first publicly-accessible, fast-fill CNG station at Circle K’s Dublin Port premises. The project is co-financed by Gas Networks Ireland and the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility as part of Gas Network Ireland’s Causeway Project. Read more »

Egypt Plans Major Drive for Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Ministry of Petroleum

Egypt_Gastec image 2019Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek Al-Mulla, on August 21st witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the oil sector and the National Service Projects Agency to add the activities of supplying and transferring cars to bi-fuel operation (gasoline/natural gas) in the stations of the National Company for Petroleum Products and Distribution belonging to the Authority. Read more »

Maruti Suzuki Offers India’s Only MPV with Factory-Fitted CNG

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga CNGMaruti Suzuki India has followed up the November 2018 launch of its Next Gen Ertiga urban MPV by announcing the launch of the new factory-fitted CNG-powered Next Gen Ertiga. The factory-fitted CNG option will be available for customers in VXI variant, offering impressive mileage of 26.20 km/kg thereby minimizing the cost per kilometer. Read more »

Ballard Power Systems Buys B.C.’s First Fleet of FCEVs

| Canada: Burnaby BC | Source: Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Purchases Toyota MiraisBallard Power Systems, a global fuel cell pioneer celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, has arranged for several Ballard employees to purchase B.C.’s first fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). Ballard employees are expected to purchase the Toyota Mirai zero-emission FCEVs powered by hydrogen in 2019, with initial vehicle deliveries set for immediate handover. Read more »

Datrans Chooses Volvo FH LNG Tractors for 24-hour Transportation

| The Netherlands: Wanssum | Source: Volvo Trucks

FH LNG tractors for transport company datransDatrans Netherlands from Wanssum, a village in the Dutch province of Limburg, has added two Volvo FH 420 LNG 4×2 tractors to its fleet. The transport company wants to make a contribution to cleaner transport. The decisive factor in choosing to invest in Volvo LNG trucks now is the fact that no Maut (truck toll) has to be paid in Germany. 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 »