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HAM GROUP RENEWS ITS FLEET WITH 11 NEW LNG TRACTORS

HAM continues to expand and renew its own fleet

HAM Group has acquired 11 new Scania R 410 tractors that join our own fleet of Transportes HAM, a leading company in the road transport sector, specialized in flammable and cryogenic products, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied gases from the petroleum (LPG), fluorocarbons, sulfur and carbon dioxide, gases from the air (oxygen, argon and nitrogen), sulfur dioxide…
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Sweden’s northernmost liquefied gas filling station opens in Östersund

Gasum opens its sixth gas filling station in Östersund on 14th of November. The new station, now Sweden’s most northern, serves both heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) and passenger cars by offering environmentally friendly fuel solutions: biogas and natural gas. The new station is a crucial step in enabling long-distance transport to use gas from the south of Sweden to the north as well as answering to demand of compressed gas various vehicle segments in the region. Gasum plans to grow the Nordic gas filling station network to 50 stations by the early 2020s.

LNG OstersundThe first gas filling station for long haul transportation in Norrland is now open in Östersund, and offers liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) for Heavy Duty Vehicles. By expanding the filling station network in Sweden, Gasum is enabling gas-fuelled long-distance transport from the southern regions of the country to the north. In addition to HDVs, the station also serves passenger cars, delivery vehicles and buses with compressed gas, CNG.
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Ham Group Opens Its First LNG Station In Murcia

The Gas Station allows refueling heavy vehicles

ham lng murciaHAM Group opens its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) service station in Murcia, located on Highway N-344, km7, 30565, Las Torres de Cotilla (38.032651, -1.236596). Its location on the N-344, national road that connects Almeria with Valencia, by Jumilla and Yecla, is just 5 minutes from the A-7, also known as the Mediterranean motorway, which connects the Mediterranean coast from Algeciras to Barcelona, passing through strategic points of road transport such as Malaga, Alicante, Castellón, Tarragona …
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HAM Group and Delgo open a new LNG service station in Valencia

The Gas Station allows refueling liquefied natural gas to trucks

ham-delgo-valencia-lngHAM Group opens a new LNG service station in the Valencian Community. It is located on Calle Cid, 1 bis, 46560 Massalfassar, next to Delgo, operator of land transport of goods by road. Its location allows to quickly link with the V-21, motorway access to the city of Valencia, very busy for the transport of goods that goes to the port. In addition, it is located less than 15 minutes from the A-7, also known as the Mediterranean motorway, which connects the Mediterranean coast from Algeciras to Barcelona, passing through strategic transport points such as Malaga, Alicante, Castellón, Tarragona …
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The Future is Small Scale, Which is a Big Deal

For the September ’19 issue of LNG Industry, LIQAL’s CEO Jorg , explains how technological developments, along with an increase in distribution infrastructure, are enabling the transition from diesel to more sustainable alternatives such as LNG and bio-LNG.

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The future is small scale, which is a big deal. Diesel must go. The transport sector wants to accelerate the decarbonisation of transportation fuel and reduce dependency on oil-based fuels. Why? Because there is no future for these polluting fuels. Strict environmental regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower fuel prices are the main drivers for providing a clean alternative to diesel. LNG is an attractive ecological and economic alternative for heavy transport and is well-placed to meet new supply demands.

The challenge is to act quickly and improve the availability of fuelling infrastructure for end users like heavy-duty trucks and ships. For companies like LIQAL, one way to achieve this is to go small.

Small scale LNG is the big thing for the future according to LIQAL. The Dutch LNG technology developer has seen a tidal change in the industry and firmly believes that LNG is the next station on the road to decarbonisation.
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ŠKODA presents natural-gas-powered SCALA G-TEC at Berlin’s CNG Mobility Days 2019

ŠKODA is introducing the most eco-friendly variant of its new compact model at the CNG Mobility Days in Berlin (24/25 June 2019): the ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC. This natural-gas-powered SCALA completes the engine roster for the new compact model, adding a particularly efficient and eco-friendly variant. The 1.0 G-TEC has a peak output of 66 kW (90 PS), with three CNG tanks enabling a range of around 410 kilometres in natural-gas mode, according to preliminary data. Combined with the nine-litre petrol tank, this makes for a total range of around 630 kilometres. The new ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC will enter showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2019

SKODA SCALA G-TECChristian Strube, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development, explains: “Natural gas will play a key role in ŠKODA’s engine portfolio over the coming years in order to lower CO2 emissions. Our natural-gas engines are becoming more and more popular with our customers because of their low emissions. And anyone driving a ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC will in future also benefit from comparatively low fuel costs in many countries.”

ŠKODA is building a range of eco-friendly natural-gas models. The new ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC joins the OCTAVIA G-TEC as the second natural-gas-powered model in the ŠKODA model range. The new SCALA G-TEC is powered by a three-cylinder turbo with a 1.0-litre displacement and an output of 66 kW (90 PS). Its maximum torque of 160 Nm is transmitted via a 6-speed manual gearbox. The SCALA G-TEC is specifically designed for CNG use and complies with the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. CO2 emissions are reduced by around 25 per cent compared to running on petrol, with considerably lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions as well and no particulates.
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SEAT receives the “Energy and Sustainability” award

The Spanish Gas Association (Sedigas) recognised SEAT for its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel
Luca de Meo accepted the award at an event attended by José Domínguez Abascal, Secretary of State for Energy from the Ministry of Ecological Transition
SEAT is currently working on projects to obtain renewable gas for its vehicles

SEAT receives awardThe Spanish Gas Association (Sedigas) recognised SEAT for its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel
Luca de Meo accepted the award at an event attended by José Domínguez Abascal, Secretary of State for Energy from the Ministry of Ecological Transition
SEAT is currently working on projects to obtain renewable gas for its vehicles

Sedigas acknowledged the company’s firm commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel for sustainable mobility. At present, SEAT is the European carmaker with the broadest range of vehicles fuelled with compressed natural gas (CNG), with three models produced in the brand’s Martorell factory: the Leon, Ibiza and the Arona, the only CNG powered SUV in the world. In 2018 the company tripled its sales of CNG vehicles and announced an investment of 6 million euros to enlarge the Martorell factory capacity in order to increase the number of gas driven vehicles it produces daily from 90 to 250.
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Gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles rapidly increasing in Sweden

Monday saw the opening of Gasum’s first filling station with liquefied natural gas and biogas in Sweden. The number of filling stations is now set to greatly increase in Sweden in the coming year.

Alternatives to diesel are increasing in popularity on the fuel market as carbon dioxide emissions need to be reduced in Sweden and Europe. Several fuel companies are now investing in liquefied natural gas and biogas, thus planning to build many stations in the near future. One of them, Gasum, opened their first station in Sweden on Monday. It is their next step towards the 50 stations Gasum has planned in the Nordic countries. The new network of stations is a necessity in the transition to cleaner fuels for heavy-duty vehicles. Gasum has four filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Finland alread
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