Off-Road Natural Gas Vehicle Funding Solicited in California

| USA, Sacramento CA

CEC logoIn an endeavour to reduce transportation emissions in California’s most severely polluted regions – the San Joaquin Valley and the South Coast Air Basin, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released a $4 million grant funding solicitation July 11 for the research and development of natural gas engines for medium and heavy-duty off-road vehicles (ORVs) supporting the agricultural, construction, industrial, port and cargo sectors. Read more »

Teck Pilots LNG for Mine Haul Trucks

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Teck pilots LNGTeck Resources Limited, a Canadian diversified resource company, is piloting the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel source in six haul trucks at its Fording River steelmaking coal operation in southeast British Columbia – marking a reported first use of LNG as a haul truck fuel at a Canadian mine site. Supported by energy supplier FortisBC, Teck has upgraded the Fording River Operations truck maintenance shop, provided engine conversion kits, installed fuelling facilities and implemented a comprehensive safety program in advance of the pilot. Read more »

APG Dual-Fuel Technology Headed for Oklahoma Mines

| USA, Lynnfield MA

American Power Group, Inc. (APG), a U.S. company manufacturing dual-fuel technology for natural gas applications, has been selected by Oklahoma-based Go Freedom Fuel, Inc. (Go Freedom) to provide APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel Systems in conjunction with a Go Freedom Pilot Program focusing on the quarries and mines of Northeast Oklahoma. Read more »

GFS Adds Caterpillar 793D Mine Truck to Dual-Fuel Offerings

| USA. Weston FL

Caterpillar 793D - avail with GFS DF systemGFS Corp, U.S. designer and manufacturer of proprietary solutions that enable high horsepower, heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on a combination of natural gas and diesel fuel, has released a new system designed for the Caterpillar 793D mine haul truck. The first of these systems have been installed at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming, known for its coal deposits. Read more »

Industry “Game Changer” Brings CNG to Mining Sector

| Australia, Morayfield

Intelligas technology fitted to Caterpillar mine truckThe trial of a new prototype high density compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system in Australia is attracting the attention of the mining industry, government and others, as a Caterpillar 789C goes through it’s paces in Queensland. Achieving up to 90% fuel displacement, the heavy duty mine truck is demonstrating the benefits of using cleaner, cheaper natural gas. Read more »

Arch Coal Chooses More GFS LNG Conversions for Komatsu Haulers

| USA, Weston FL

Komatsu 930E Haul TruckArch Coal’s Black Thunder Mine, located in Wright, Wyoming, has ordered 10 EVO-MT 9300 LNG Conversion Systems for installation on Komatsu 930E haul trucks. The order, placed with GFS Corp., follows adoption of GFS LNG systems in 2014 and is part of Arch Coal’s ongoing program to assess the benefits of using liquid natural gas (LNG) in their mining operations. The EVO-MT® Systems will be configured for use with either Cummins or MTU engines. Read more »

LNG for HHP Applications a Bright Light in Chart Q3 Report

| USA, Cleveland OH

Chart LNG refuelling stationChart Industries, Inc., an independent global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment used in the production, storage and end-use of hydrocarbon and industrial gases, has reported a slowdown in sales for Q3 2014. The North American market however, indicates a positive future for LNG where LNG is being entertained by several sectors of the natural gas for transportation industry. Read more »

Small-Scale LNG Solutions for Australasia

| Australia, West Perth WA

Clough Limited (Clough) and GE Oil and Gas Australia (GE) have signed a teaming agreement to identify and deliver Small-Scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel solutions for clients located in Australasia. The agreement will bring together leaders in LNG technology and EPC capability to develop small LNG network solutions for domestic applications including remote power, industrial use and transportation fuel (road, mine, locomotive and marine). Read more »

Arch Coal Converts More Haul Trucks to LNG

| USA, Weston FL

Komatsu 930E Haul TruckU.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. has placed an order with GFS Corp (GFS) for EVO-MT™ 9300 NG+D™ Conversion Systems for installation on Komatsu 930E haul trucks operating at the coal miner’s Black Thunder Mine in Campbell County, Wyoming. As a part of an ongoing evaluation program, GFS Corp will be converting nearly a quarter of Arch Coal’s Komatsu 930E haul truck fleet to an LNG operation using the EVO-MT 9300 System. Read more »

GFS Corp Appoints Peruvian Distributor for LNG Mine Truck Conversion Systems

| USA and Peru

GFS Mine Haul Truck (generic image)GFS Corp (GFS), maker of the EVO-MT™ Systems that allows large mine haul trucks to operate on a combination of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel fuel, has appointed FNX Technologies (FNX) as its Master Distributor in Peru. FNX will be the exclusive distributor. Read more »