HAM Group, paunches the first LNG station in Slovenia, in Ljubljana.
The LNG mobile station is part of the cHAMeleon project, funded by the European Commission, through the Executive Agency for Innovation and Networks (INEA), to boost the implementation of the LNG refuelling infrastructure network in the European Union and promote the growth of the LNG market in the road transport sector.
Antares Motors, a member of Antares Group, has publicly announced that it has successfully completed the first conversion in Romania of a gasoline vehicle to also use CNG – compressed natural gas.
The success comes after careful preparations, including training sessions of Antares technicians with Italian specialists, both in Italy and Romania. The good news is that CNG can be adapted to both gasoline and diesel engines.
Ecological Fuel for Economical Transportation
The advantages of using CNG are remarkable:
– it is up to 2.5 times more economical than petrol;
– it prolongs engine life;
– the vehicle is running quieter;
– pollution rules are met and even more, the conversion drastically reduces fine particulate emissions.
For the first time Antares Motors will offer customers on the Romanian market the opportunity to convert the propulsion of their cars to CNG, choosing one of the most prestigious and traditional brands in Italy: BIGAS – Cavagna Group or EMMEGAS – Landi Renzo Group.
Decin, Czech Republic, December 11, 2017, – Chart is pleased to announce the successful commissioning of a fourth permanent fueling station for natural gas vehicles close to Helsinki Vantaa airport , which is now open to the public and has served its first customers.
The public station, owned and operated by indigenous gas sector expert Gasum, is further helping to develop the country’s natural gas vehicle fueling infrastructure alongside its other Chart designed and built counterparts in Helsinki Vuosaari, Turku and Jyväskylä.
Volvo Trucks’ new natural gas and biogas trucks have received Italy’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 award. It was handed over at a ceremony in connection with the Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini on November 7.
Volvo Trucks won first prize in the tractor category with the new Volvo FH LNG, which was introduced in Europe this autumn.
“With the launch of the new LNG range (…) Volvo is definitely raising the level of natural gas-powered trucks,” writes the jury in its assessment.
They will replace 4 to 5 years old diesel-powered vehicles in the Belgian firm’s fleet of 1,400 trucks and 3,000 trailers, which has grown steadily following a series of acquisitions. The company already operates 132 Stralis vehicles, including two running on compressed natural gas (CNG).
The pan-European transport and logistics specialist Jost Group has signed an innovative deal for 500 new trucks Iveco Stralis NP vehicles based on the LNG technology.
Designed to be the most sustainable long-distance heavy truck ever manufactured, the new deliveries will then run on LNG – widely regarded as the only currently available mass market alternative to diesel.
With such a deal, Jost Group clearly invests in the Future, in a sustainable way for the environment, faithful to its commitment to reduce CO2 emissions.
Taking that decision, Roland Jost opens the way to another vision of doing transport in Europe.
New trucks from Volvo running on LNG offer the same performance as diesel, but with 20-100% lower CO₂ emissions
Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro 6-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. The new trucks have the same performance, driveability and fuel consumption as Volvo’s diesel-powered models. Furthermore, the new trucks’ CO₂ emissions are 20–100 per cent lower compared with diesel, depending on choice of fuel. The new Volvo FH LNG and Volvo FM LNG are available with 420 or 460 hp for heavy regional and long-haul operations.
Country’s first LNG filling station opens at Ennshafen port in Upper Austria
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG) – an environmentally friendly fuel of the future for commercial vehicles
- Milestone for climate and environmental protection
- LNG produced in Austria from domestic natural gas
- Ideal location at Ennshafen port in Upper Austria
RAG, Ennshafen OÖ GmbH and Iveco Austria today opened Austria’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling station at Ennshafen port as part of the Zukunftsforum LNG conference. The event was attended by the Deputy Governor of Upper Austria, Michael Strugl, as well as other prominent guests from the worlds of politics and business.
RAG completed construction of Austria’s first LNG filling station in a period of just a few weeks, and it is now open to the public.
“This is a milestone in establishing LNG as an environmentally friendly fuel for goods vehicles, and RAG is making a highly important contribution to achieving Austria’s climate targets. Thanks to our filling station, LNG has finally arrived in the country,” commented Markus Mitteregger, RAG’s Chief Executive Officer, on offering a competitive, clean and affordable alternative to conventional fuels for goods transportation by road.
IVECO Stralis NP to drive across Europe from Lisbon to St. Petersburg with the „Blue Сorridor-2017: Iberia – Baltia” Rally in support of natural gas
IVECO, a pioneer in Natural Gas technologies for the transport industry, is taking part in this year’s “Blue Corridor-2017: Iberia – Baltia’ Rally with the Stralis NP, the first natural gas truck specifically designed for long-haul operations that can run on Compressed or Liquid Natural Gas. With its participation, the brand aims to support the development of natural gas, which it views as the best and the only mature alternative fuel for a sustainable transport industry.
AVTOVAZ Group has started production of a dual-fuel version of LADA Vesta CNG. For the first time in the history of the brand, the dealers will get a car with the serial compressed-gas equipment designed for the use of compressed natural gas.
LADA Vesta CNG can use both gasoline and methane as fuel. Methane is the safest, environmentally friendly and inexpensive type of fuel. Its use increases the life of the engine and reduces fuel costs by more than 3 times. In addition, this gas is effectively dispersed in the atmosphere in the event of a leak, ensuring fire safety. Let’s remind that propane-butane gas, used in the outdated systems, accumulates in the place of leakage and is explosive.
The European Union approved 10 million euros worth of funding for the ECO-GATE project, which will be managed and coordinated by GAS NATURAL FENOSA, as the leader of a consortium made up of natural gas operators, technology and service providers, end users and marketing and promotion knowledge experts in Spain, Portugal, France and Germany.
The project will involve the construction of more than 20 gas refuelling stations along the Atlantic and Mediterranean Corridors of the Spanish, French, German and Portuguese road networks.
The European Commission has approved 10 million euros worth of funding for the development of the European ECO-GATE project, a global action plan in developing mobility with CNG and LNG in Europe, headed by GAS NATURAL FENOSA through the distributor Gas Natural Madrid, who will be responsible for managing and coordinating the project.