LNG Marine Fuel Reduces Emissions and Energy Cost – Canadian Report

| Canada, Ottawa ON

CNGVA Marine LNG East Coast ReportThe Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) says major economic benefits and emissions reductions can occur by expanding the use of natural gas as a marine fuel on Canada’s Great Lakes and East Coast. This finding is discussed in its newly released report: Liquefied Natural Gas: A Marine Fuel for Canada’s Great Lakes and East Coast. Read more »

CNGVA Applauds New Federal Funding Commitments for Alt-Fuel Infrastructure and Innovation

| Canada, Ottawa

CNGVA_TrucksThe Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) sees good news for Canada’s natural gas vehicle sector arising out of the 2016 federal budget, announced March 22, which outlines an ambitious agenda aimed at transforming Canada’s economy. Focused on delivering key commitments from the fall election, CNGVA says it sees a number of opportunities for “Canada’s medium and heavy duty vehicle sector to continue to move toward low cost transportation and emissions reductions with the government’s $62.5 million (USD 48 million) pledge to fund electric and alternative fuel infrastructure along with various other infrastructure commitments in Budget 2016”, said CNGVA Executive Director, Bruce Winchester. Read more »

CNGVA Appoints New Executive Director

| Canada, Ottawa

CNGVA_Logo1The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) has appointed Bruce Winchester as Executive Director of CNGVA, effective immediately. Prior to joining the CNGVA, Mr. Winchester served in a variety of posts in the not for profit and government sectors. “I am very pleased to welcome Bruce to the CNGVA,” said Doug Stout, Chair of the CNGVA Board of Directors. “Bruce’s extensive government and public policy experience will be invaluable as we work to expand the use of natural gas in Canada as a clean, affordable, and safe transportation fuel.” Read more »

Canada – US Regulators to Cooperate on Natural Gas Fuel for Transportation

| Canada, Ottawa
Looking north at the U.S. Houlton border crossing customs office

Looking north at the U.S. Houlton border crossing customs office (Image: ezbordercrossing.com)

The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) and the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) fully support a new plan that will see greater cooperation between Canada and the United States on the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel. Read more »

NGV Global Elects New Officers

NGV GlobalNGV Global, the international association for natural gas vehicles and associated technologies, held its General Assembly for NGV Global Members and a meeting of Members of the Board in Long Beach, California as a precursor to NGV Global 2014 conference and exhibition, held this year in co-location with ACT Expo 2014. New officers have been elected. Read more »

Canadian Workshops to Focus on Medium and HD NGVs

| Canada, Ottawa | Source: CNGVA

EBI-fleet CNG Highway TractorSix natural gas fleet workshops will be held across Canada during February 2014 with a focus on medium- and heavy-duty factory-built natural gas vehicles. The half-day workshops are supported by Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels program.  These workshops aim to give fleets much needed information on operating compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles including project implementation information as well as details regarding economic and environmental benefits. Read more »

Canada’s Natural Gas for Transportation Roadmap Launched

| Canada, Ottawa | Source: CNGVA

In Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, industry and government representatives met December 9 to launch the implementation of a roadmap that will guide market development for natural gas as a transportation fuel in Canada. Facilitated by Natural Resources Canada, the kick-off meeting included representatives of Canada’s trucking, oil and gas, manufacturing, and transportation industries. The meeting was welcomed by the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) as a major step forward for the Natural Gas Use in the Canadian Transportation Sector – Deployment Roadmap initiative developed by all stakeholder groups. Read more »

CNGVA President Appointed to Canada’s National Advisory Council

| Canada

Alicia Milner, president of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA), was recently appointed to serve on Canada’s National Advisory Council on Energy Efficiency (NACEE). NACEE is composed of representatives from government, academia, and the private sector. Milner says the move signals the federal government’s growing interest and engagement with respect to natural gas as a transportation fuel. NACEE members provide strategic assessment and counsel regarding the federal government’s approach to meeting energy-related policy objectives. Having CNGVA engaged will ensure more balanced input on transportation energy use as only electric and petroleum-based fuel options are currently represented. The CNGVA’s Technical Advisor, Dr. Alex Lawson (also NGV Global’s Technical Chair), also serves on NACEE as an emissions expert.

CNGVA Restructures Board – Expands Capabilities

| Canada | Source: CNGVA

The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicles Alliance (CNGVA) has recently been joined by new members Shell Canada and Peterbilt Canada; both will allocate representatives to CNGVA’s Board of Directors. At the same time CNGVA has expanded capacity to serve its members, by restructuring the Board, engaging a summer Communications Intern, and signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CGA (Canadian Gas Association) focused on leveraging existing resources to the benefit of both associations. Read more »