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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
The 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.
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).
The business sector has recognized the growing potential of CNG-based traffic in Hungary
Budapest, 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.
Scania now introduces the opportunity to combine its 9-litre gas engine with the automated transmission system, Scania Opticruise. This gives more customers the opportunity to choose compressed and liquefied gas solutions, for example in long-haulage transport.
By the spring of 2018, residents in Mellerud, Strömstad, Bengtsfors and Åmål will be able to refuel biogas locally. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has decided to allocate nearly SEK 8.9 million (0.92 million euro) to BRC Sweden to support the company’s investment in building four biogas filling stations.
Gas Networks Ireland has begun work on a major network of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations. This week sees construction work begin on a fast-fill CNG re-fuelling station at the Clean Ireland Recycling premises at Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon, Co. Clare. With a build completed within twelve weeks, the Shannon site will be the first of three to be developed by the network operator in 2016 and is part of the company business strategy to further develop a market for natural gas as a transport fuel. Continue reading
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (“Westport”), a premier global company for
the engineering, manufacturing and supply of alternative fuel systems and components, announced that
Volvo Car will launch the BiFuel version of its new V90 station wagon. This vehicle is based on the same engine
technology as the Volvo V60 sports wagon which recently won second place in the Best Environmental Car in Sweden –
company car category.