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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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Gas Networks Ireland and Clean Ireland Recycling break ground on new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) re-fuelling station

Gas Networks IrelandGas 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

Volvo Car Launches New V90 Bifuel Station Wagon

VolvoWestport 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.
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Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 CNG ecoFLEX Most Environmentally Friendly Van Fourth Time in a Row

Opel Zafira Tourer 1.6 CNG ecoFLEXA real winner: After 2013, 2014 and 2015, now again rated number one by independent institute Ökotrend

Rüsselsheim.  It’s an outstanding start to the new year for Opel: the Zafira Tourer 1.6 CNG ecoFLEX is again the most environmentally friendly van. For the fourth consecutive time, the environmental institute Ökotrend and the trade magazine Auto Test have named the natural-gas model their “Auto Test Winner in Green” in its segment. The versatile, compact seven-seater wins its class with the low-emission and ultra-economical 1.6 CNG ecoFLEX turbo engine under its hood. CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) gives particularly clean combustion in the innovative Opel four-cylinder engine. Continue reading

Gasrec report ‘Driving change to low emission transport’ urges government action now

GasrecLondon, United Kingdom (16 December 2015) – Gasrec has this morning published a report, ‘Driving change to low emission transport’, which strongly urges the government to cease ignoring the extraordinary environmental and health benefits of natural gas powered vehicles and introduces a series of low cost measures that would encourage the growth of this proven, low emission transport solution. Continue reading

Antares Group opens the first compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station in Romania and prepares for new investments

Antares GroupBUCHAREST, December 3, 2015 – Antares Group, one of the most popular groups of companies with Romanian capital, announces the opening of the first compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station in Romania. The total investment was 3.2 million euro, a sum that includes the purchase of a property strategically located in Ramnicu Valcea near the E81 European route, close to a natural gas pipeline, the purchase of 20 buses, that are filled with GNC and the construction of the CNG filling station itself. Continue reading