Energy and Utility Leaders Discuss Viability of RNG at Montreal Summit

| Canada: Montreal QC | Source: GRDF

Canada_Logos_communique Energir GRDF GRTgaz and SoCalGasÉnergir (Canada), SoCalGas (United States), and French companies GRDF and GRTgaz shared their visions for viable solutions to combat climate change. The presentation took place at the Movin’On Summit in Montreal last week and brought together leaders from each of the energy and utility companies. The 2019 theme of “Solutions for a Multimodal Ecosystem” covered topics such as decarbonisation and air quality, society and urban transport, innovative technologies, freight transport and the circular economy. Read more »

CMA CGM Group Highlights Progress with LNG as Marine Fuel on WE-Day

| France: Paris | Source: CMA CGM
CMA CGM Containership Design with Emissions

Image: CMA CGM (from 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report)

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5), the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, reiterated its firm commitment to the environment. The Group is further accelerating its actions in 2019 to protect the environment and is firmly committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint. By 2022, CMA CGM will have taken delivery of 20 vessels powered by LNG. Read more »

Scania Euro V1 Natural Gas Tractors now Operating in Mexico

| Mexico: Querétaro | Source: Scania

Scania R410 A6X2NA in MexicoScania, a leading Swedish company in sustainable transport, has introduced the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered tractors to Mexico that conform to the Euro VI emissions standard. Scania is committed to natural gas as a fuel for cleaner trucking solutions and all Mexicans will benefit from these heavy duty vehicles that reduce particulate matter (PM10) emissions by up to 99%. Read more »

Volvo Says TNO Tests Prove Suitability of LNG as Truck Fuel

| The Netherlands | Source: Volvo Trucks

Volvo FH LNG refuellingThe Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), an organisation independent of government and commercial influence, has completed tests of the Volvo FH LNG truck. TNO has found that under representative conditions for long-distance transport in the Netherlands CO2 emissions from the exhaust of the Volvo FH LNG truck are almost 20% lower than those of TNO-tested Euro 6 diesel trucks. The saving is considerable, especially when deployed on the highway, namely a 23% reduction in CO2. Read more »

Trio of LNG Shipping Designs Celebrated at Nor-Shipping 2019

| United Kingdom: London | Source: LR and SCF

HHI VLCC Eco-tanker designThree major celebrations have taken place at Nor-Shipping 2019 in Oslo this week, related to LNG-fuelled marine transportation. Two of the world’s leading large ship builders, SHI and HHI, have been presented with approvals in principle (AiP) for VLCC designs in separate ceremonies by LR, and Gagarin Prospect, an LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tanker owned and operated by Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has won the Next Generation Ship Award 2019. Read more »

Austrian Motorists Enticed with CNG Offer

| Austria: Vienna | Source: OMV

OMV - Porsche agreementInternational energy company OMV and Volkswagen AG subsidiary Porsche Holding GmbH have commenced an initiative to promote Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel for mobility. At a joint press conference at the OMV headquarters in Vienna, Hans Peter Schützinger, CEO of Porsche Holding Salzburg and Rainer Seele, OMV Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, discussed the significance of this fuel and offered a special deal for those considering a CNG vehicle. Read more »

Liquefied Biogas Supply Secured for Gothenburg Bunkers

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: Swedegas

LBG is bunkered at Port of Gothenburg (Photo: Bo Håkansson)

Bunkering liquefied biogas (LBG) at the Port of Gothenburg has become significantly easier for the shipping sector thanks to a new agreement between FordonsGas and Swedegas. The agreement secures access to this renewable natural fuel, a move that has been sought by both shipping companies and their customers. Read more »

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains to Start in Frankfurt in 2022

| France: Saint-Ouen and Germany: Höchst | Source: Alstom and Industriepark Höchst

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterRMV, the public transport network of the Frankfurt metropolitan area in Germany, through its subsidiary fahma (Vehicle Management Region Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH) recently issued a tender throughout Europe for 27 fuel cell trains. The tender has been awarded to French engineering company Alstom, manufacturer of hydrogen-fuelled trains. Read more »

Rebro Transport Adopts LNG for LHV Combinations in Northern Europe

| The Netherlands: Rucphen | Source: PitPoint B.V.

Rebro chooses Volvo FH LNG Trucks (2)Rebro Transport Service, from Rucphen in the southern Netherlands, has started using two Volvo LNG trucks. As one of the first transport companies in the Netherlands to focus on transport with an LHV combination, the company is determined to makes its transport service more sustainable through utilising Liquefied Natural Gas fuelled vehicles. Read more »

Blue Corridor Viability Researched in Brazil’s State of São Paulo

| Brazil: São Paulo | Source: FAPESP

The substitution of diesel oil by liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy duty transportation in outstate São Paulo in Brazil would make possible a significant reduction of fuel costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as other pollutants. This is the picture presented in a study by the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), in which four scenarios were analyzed. Read more »