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IVECO exhibited a Stralis NP powered with liquefied natural gas (LNG)

IVECO, the only manufacturer to offer the full range of vehicles powered by natural gas, exhibited a Stralis NP powered with liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Stralis NPOn Tuesday, June 20th, IVECO took part in the inauguration of the G7allery, an exhibition devoted to innovation that presents the best projects on sustainability applied to the world of infrastructure and transport. The G7 Transport’s opening event was promoted by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport with the call for practice “Nice to meet you G7”, which has collected over 400 best practices, seven of which were exhibited during the event.
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New Volkswagen Polo for the first time with a CNG engine

Volkswagen is presenting the completely redesigned generation of this best-selling car at a world premiere in Berlin

Polo cngWith a clear, powerful design, much greater room, more efficient engines and pioneering driver assistance systems, the new Polo is set to continue its story of success. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, explains: “The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong technology. No other car offers so much space for its size. This makes our Polo the number one compact car, and it will remain number one.”
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Rolls-Royce will Supply 15 LNG Engines for New Ferries

Rolls-Royce has signed a deal to supply 15 LNG Engines to Norwegian Ferry Company, Torghatten Nord AS.

The LNG Engines will power five Multi Maritime designed LNG ferries operating between Bergen and Stord.
LNG EnginesKjell Harloff, Rolls-Royce, Vice President, Engines – Marine said: “Since the introduction of our first marine gas engines ten years ago, Rolls-Royce has delivered more than 700 gas engines on land and at sea accumulating over 25 million running hours of operating experience. We have proved that the Bergen lean-burn, pure gas, medium-speed engine range, combined with efficient hull designs, can help customers, like Torghatten Nord, cut their ships’ emissions and fuel bills significantly.”
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BP and Rosneft agree strategic cooperation in natural gas and LNG business

Rosneft and BP have signed yesterday an agreement on strategic cooperation in natural gas and LNG and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in respect to the sale and purchase of natural gas in Europe. The documents were signed at the XXI St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

BPThe two companies agreed to develop integrated cooperation in gas and aim to jointly implement gas projects in Russia and abroad focused on gas exploration and production, LNG production, supply and marketing.

Rosneft and BP also reconfirmed their mutual interest in cooperation in European gas marketing. According to the MoU, Rosneft and BP’s wholly-owned subsidiary BP Gas Marketing Limited will enter into a long-term sales and purchase agreement for the supply of natural gas produced by Rosneft in order to ensure delivery of additional Russian gas supplies to European markets starting from 2019. This MoU is another milestone in the development of strategic cooperation between Rosneft and BP.
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Total Acquires PitPoint B.V. to accelerate its growth in Natural Gas Vehicle Fuel in Europe

Total is acquiring the Dutch company PitPoint B.V., Europe’s third-largest provider of natural gas vehicle fuel.

PitPoint B.V. is a market-leading integrated independent in alternative fuels with a network of around 100 natural gas fueling stations. The company is also involved in biogas, hydrogen and electric vehicle charging points for road and maritime transport. PitPoint B.V. has been growing strongly in several European countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
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Volkswagen introduces new CNG engine

Volkswagen has been represented in the marketplace with CNG engines since 2002.
The new three-cylinder turbocharged engine with a cubic capacity of 1.0 liter and high torque of 66 kW (90 PS) that is being shown at the Vienna Motor Symposium is bivalent: it can be run on gasoline or CNG. In gas-powered mode it works in a particularly low-emission manner—and that applies both to CO2 and NOx particulate emissions. The compact 1.0 TGI is a new engine specification for the small car class in the Volkswagen Group.
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Power from gas: The new Audi A5 Sportback g-tron

Audi is further expanding its g-tron fleet. The Audi A5 Sportback g-tron*, alongside the A3 Sportback g-tron* and the A4 Avant g-tron*, is now the third model that customers can run on a choice of climate-friendly Audi e‑gas, natural gas (CNG) or gasoline. It is available to order from early summer 2017.
Audi A5 Sportback g-tronThe A5 g-tron is powered by a 2.0 TFSI engine. It develops 125 kW (170 hp) of power and 270 Nm (199.1 lb-ft) of torque. With CO2 emissions of just 100 grams per kilometer (160.9 g/mi) (with S tronic), Audi is the first premium manufacturer to offer a gasoline engine in the B segment that achieves lower emissions than a comparable diesel engine.

The newly developed engine is based on the gasoline-powered 2.0 TFSI: Here, too, the innovative combustion process is used. It features a shortened compression stroke and a long power stroke as well as an increased compression ratio that has been specially designed for part load operation, by far the most common operating mode. The intake valves close much sooner than usual. In combination with increased pressure in the intake manifold, this reduces throttle losses during intake.
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Power from gas: The new Audi A4 Avant g-tron

Sporty and versatile: The A4 Avant g-tron* is yet another Audi vehicle offering sustainable mobility for the future.
Dealers will begin taking orders for the midsize model starting in early summer 2017.

Audi A4 Avant g-tronThe A4 Avant g-tron is simultaneously sporty, efficient and extremely economical.
The engine is based on the new 2.0 TFSI featuring an advanced, highly efficient combustion process developed by Audi.
The turbocharged power plant produces 125 kW (170 hp). Maximum torque of 270 Nm (199.1 lb-ft) is available at approx. 1,650 rpm.
The pistons and valves have been specially modified for gas operation and allow for an optimal compression ratio. An electronic controller reduces the high pressure of the compressed natural gas (CNG) flowing from the tank from as much as 200 bar to a working pressure of 5 to 10 bar in the engine. This pressure control function is performed dynamically and precisely in response to the power requested by the driver. The correct pressure is always present in the gas line and at the injector valves – low pressure for efficient driving in the lower speed range, and higher pressure for more power and torque.
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Antares Group opens the first compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling stations network in Romania and prepares for new investments

Antares Group, one of the most popular groups of companies with Romanian capital, announces the opening of the first compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling stations network in Romania, along the European transport corridors. The total investment of 5.2 million euro, will run until 2019 and benefits from a non-refundable contribution of 4.4 million euro grant from the CEF Program of the European Commission. The project is developed by Denisson Energy SRL, a member of Antares Group, and the Association of Producers and Users of Compressed Natural Gas – CNG (Romanian CNG Association).
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4 New CNG filling stations opened in Hungary

The business sector has recognized the growing potential of CNG-based traffic in Hungary
becsiBudapest, Thursday, 8. December 2016. – The ceremonial inauguration of Blue Green Way Kft.’s new CNG filling station took place at Bécsi street with a represent of Mrs. Beatrix Horváth, the responsible member of the Ministry of National Development, department of infrastructure development. At the same time, another 3 CNG filling stations of the company also commenced its operation. “We aspire to serve those who are involved in gas-fuelled transportation with four brand new CNG filling stations located at four frequented places. Our plans for the future is to open further CNG stations in other parts of the country as well” – said Krisztina Zsandarova, sales director of BGW Kft. With the opening of a total number of four CNG stations, Blue Green Way Kft. becomes one of the largest domestic CNG filling station operator in Hungary.
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