Scania launches new 13-liter natural gas engine

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liters) natural gas engine, based on Scania’s well-proven inline 6-cylinder, 13-liter engine. FPT Industrial also recently introduced its newest and most powerful natural engine, the 13-liter Cursor 13 Natural Gas, specially developed for long-haul missions.

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HYREADY collaboration supports introduction of power-to-gas H2 into natural gas infrastructure

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electrolysis powered by renewable electricity) to natural gas supports the decarbonization of the natural gas system and integration of sustainable energy sources. However, the properties of hydrogen differ significantly from those of natural gas, and its introduction into the gas infrastructure may negatively impact public safety, the integrity of the gas system and the performance of end-use equipment. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas Power-to-Gas

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WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Researchers at West Virginia University have characterized pump-to-wheels methane emissions from heavy-duty (HD) natural-gas-fueled vehicles and the compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations that serve them.

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BP follows other gas-station brands, adds electric-car charging

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oil plug-in cars BP Charging station charging infrastructure Charging Networks gas station fossil fuelsMajor oil companies are beginning to take the threat of electric cars seriously, and the latest evidence comes from British Petroleum. BP has begun discussions with electric-vehicle makers to partner on a network of charging stations. The move comes as many European countries announce plans to ban the sale of fossil-fuel powered cars in coming.

Audi to introduce natural gas A3 Sportback g-tron at year’s end; CO2-neutral e-gas

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Audi will introduce the compact A3 Sportback g-tron—which can be powered by the CO 2 -neutral Audi e-gas, synthetic methane generated from eco-electricity in the Audi e-gas project ( earlier post )—at the end of the year. e-gas. Audi A3 Sportback g-tron.

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Truckers Slowly Warm To Cold Liquified Natural Gas

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When it comes to lower-emission alternatives to diesel in long-haul trucks, natural gas has some positives. But the extra cost of natural-gas powered vehicles has largely kept fleet operators away. emissions Trucks heavy duty natural gas fleet semisIn addition to being cleaner burning, the fuel is in abundant supply, and doesn't come with any severe range or performance shortfalls. DON'T MISS.

Oklahoma claim: first state with natural-gas fueling on highways

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But Oklahoma may be the only state that can claim a comprehensive network of natural-gas. emissions Infrastructure natural gas CNG natural gas vehicle OklahomaSeveral states have made concerted efforts to create adequate charging infrastructure for electric cars. And California now boasts a handful of hydrogen fueling stations, making it the only state with any public infrastructure that supports fuel-cell vehicles.

Volvo Trucks introduces new monofuel natural gas version of FE

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Volvo Trucks is expanding its model range in Europe with a new version of the Volvo FE running entirely on natural gas. Methane gas is odorless when combusted and it contains very low levels of harmful particles. Engines Heavy-duty Natural Gas Volvo FE CNG. Click to enlarge.

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More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

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emissions natural gas renewable energy solar clean energy wind energyRenewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy sources are expected to account for 8 percent of U.S. electricity-generation capacity in 2017, according to the Department of Energy, and solar energy is responsible for most of.

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Audi A5 Sportback g-tron: first drive of natural-gas luxury sport sedan

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Germany natural gas CNG NGV alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicleAudi’s vision of future mobility primarily centers around an array of long-range electric cars scheduled to debut in the coming years under the "e-tron" badge. These are intended to be Tesla killers, as they’re often called in Germany. But there’s another kind of tron with a “made in Germany” label as well, and.

Nikola One 2000-hp natural gas-electric semi truck announced

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Trucks natural gas plug-in cars Commercial vehicle semisWhat will Elon Musk think of this? There is now a second company named after inventor Nikola Tesla—and it too plans to build electric vehicles. Unlike Tesla Motors, though, the first products of the newly-revealed Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company won't be a sports car or a luxury sedan. DON'T MISS: Recovered Energy And.

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2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

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Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. natural gas alternative fuel vehicles propaneNow, those fleet buyers will get another choice--one that happens to be the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. The 2016 Ford F-150 will be offered with a gaseous-fuel prep package, allowing it.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. The partnership between FCA, IVECO and ENGIE has been formalized by a long-term Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of cooperating together to offer all stakeholders (public and private) complete solutions for alternative fuels based on natural gas. Europe LNG Natural Gas

Gas stations aren't a model for electric-car charging: ChargePoint CEO

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For more than a century, motorists have been accustomed to gas stations, which provide places to stop and fill up a car with fuel, in recent years with larger and larger convenience stores attached. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Charging station charging infrastructure gas station ChargePoint Network

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Wind, Natural Gas, Solar Provide More U.S. Power, Replacing Coal

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natural gas electric utilities plug-in cars solar clean energy energy wind energyOne of the advantages of electric cars is that they get cleaner as the emissions associated with generating the electricity to power them decrease. And the good news for electric-car drivers is that the grids that supply their electricity have been getting cleaner--and will likely continue to do so this year and into the future. Coal's share of.

Leak At Natural-Gas Field Now One-Quarter Of All CA Methane Emissions

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But then bad things happen--and a leak at a single natural-gas well shows how much damage can be done to air quality by. emissions California natural gas California Air Resources Board CARB electric utilities MethaneFor half a century, California has been at the forefront of reducing emissions and cleaning up air pollution. And the state has made breathtaking progress since the days of early-Seventies technicolor photochemical smog alerts.

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Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

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And the natural-gas industry hopes certain provisions in the House's long-term transportation bill will survive the reconciliation process. Green NGV congress incentives natural gas natural gas vehicle transportation policyAs another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill.

Cummins Westport begins production of ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine; first commercially available near zero NOx MidRange engine

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CWI) announced that orders are being processed and production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NO x natural gas engine ( earlier post ) has commenced. g/bhp-hr and also meet the 2017 EPA greenhouse gas (GHG) emission requirements. CWI natural gas engines have met the 2010 EPA standard for particulate matter (0.01 The start of production of the ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine offers a game-changing solution for the reduction of urban tailpipe and engine related emissions.

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Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G midrange natural gas engine now in full production

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liter midrange, factory-built natural gas engine is now fully available as a production engine for shuttle bus, medium duty truck, and vocational applications in North America. An engine of this size is a natural addition to CWI’s portfolio of natural gas engines.

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Mack Trucks Updates Its Natural-Gas Powered Semi Tractors

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Natural gas still hasn''t really caught on as a fuel for private passenger vehicles, but it''s slowly finding more success in commercial applications. The selection of natural-gas commercial vehicles is much larger, and using the fuel in fleets makes more sense from an environmental-impact standpoint than it does for individual cars. Trucks Green CNG Commercial vehicle NGV natural gas semis

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq comes in two versions: a nationally distributed hybrid-electric version, and an all-electric model that will be sold mostly in California and a handful of other states. There'll also be a plug-in hybrid version coming for 2018. We liked the Ioniq Hybrid when we first drove it at the launch event in February, and now we've. Fuel Economy

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A Gas Pump Is The 'Germiest Thing' You Touch: Did You Know?

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While owners of electric cars may not want to touch a gas pump because of what comes out of it, there may be a reason for everyone else to be concerned too. Objects that are regularly handled by a lot of people tend to gather germs, and gas pumps are handled by many, many people on a daily basis. Gasoline health gas station pumping gas

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Honda Civic Hybrid, Natural-Gas Models Eliminated After 2015

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But two members of today's Civic lineup won't survive into the new generation: the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Honda Civic Natural Gas. Green CNG Civic GX Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Honda Civic Natural Gas natural gas plug-in carsHonda surprised the industry when it pulled the wraps off a brand-new tenth generation of its Civic compact at April's New York Auto Show.

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Armored Natural-Gas Plug-In Hybrid Truck To Hit The Roads

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Trucks Plug-In Hybrids natural gas NGV Commercial vehicle Armored Cars natural gas vehicleHave you ever thought about the carbon footprint of your money? Everything we use has to be transported from place to place, including the cash in our wallets. And the big, hulking diesel armored trucks that move money around are hardly the most fuel-efficient vehicles. DON'T MISS: Armored Electric Chinese Police Patrol Car Is. Words Fail Us.

Siemens reports successful full load tests of additively manufactured CM247 gas turbine blades

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Siemens has achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. The tests were conducted at the Siemens testing facility in the industrial gas turbine factory in Lincoln, UK.

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Indiana too slaps electric cars with $150 fee for not using gas

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Politics taxes Gas Tax registration plug-in cars Indiana state lawsIndiana may soon follow Michigan in implementing fees for electric cars, with the stated goal of helping to pay for road repairs. Michigan is now adding fees for electric cars, as well as plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars, because they don't burn enough gasoline to generate the same state tax revenue as other vehicles. Similar reasoning.

CR&R Environmental begins using carbon-neutral renewable natural gas in fleet

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Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental announced that renewable natural gas from CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California is now being used to fuel CR&R’s waste-hauling trucks. The trucks are being fueled from special storage trailers while SoCalGas completes a 1.4-mile pipeline that will bring the carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system.

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Gas, Electricity, Hydrogen: How Many Cars Can 'Fuel' And What Will It Cost?

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Gas stations are ubiquitous across the world, many with diesel pumps as well, to fuel the more than 1 billion vehicles now roaming the surface of our planet. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell government subsidy charging infrastructure gas station Tesla SuperchargerAs regulators get increasingly serious about reducing carbon emissions from transportation, we'll see competing sites for refueling or recharging zero-emission vehicles emerge--the first.

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UTRC and ANGP unveil first low-pressure conformable natural gas tank design

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Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. ANGP), a pioneer in the commercialization of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicle technology, and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp., ARPA-E Natural Gas Vehicle Systems

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RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars

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Natural gas vehicles were first promoted starting in about 2000 as a way to reduce reliance on imported oil and cut tailpipe emissions. Their promise appeared to grow near the height of the global financial crisis, when gas prices hovered around $4 per gallon across much of the United States. natural gas LPG alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle

Oregon To Test Nation's First Per-Mile Road Fee In Lieu Of Gas Taxes

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That''s because road maintenance is heavily reliant on revenue from gas taxes, and that revenue is shrinking as cars use less fuel--and those that run on grid electricity use none. Green Gas Tax Infrastructure Oregon plug-in cars state laws taxes As cars get more efficient, their owners spend less money on fuel. That''s good for their wallets and for the environment, but not so good for the nation''s infrastructure.

Study: natural gas heavy-duty trucking fleet could benefit economy, but has mixed environmental effects

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The recent shale-driven emergence of natural gas as an abundant, inexpensive fuel in the US has raised the possibility of a “ momentous shift ” in the level of natural gas used in transportation. for natural gas to break even in carbon intensity.

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Cal Energy awards GTI $1M grant to demo production-intent version of CWI 6.7L medium-duty natural gas engine with HD-OBD

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The California Energy Commission awarded the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) a $1-million grant to demonstrate a production-intent advanced version of the Cummins Westport Inc. G natural gas engine. The Energy Commission earlier funded CWI to develop a 6.7-liter stoichiometric spark ignited (SI) natural gas engine now referred to as the ISB6.7 diesel engines and wanting to convert their fleet to natural gas. Emissions Engines Natural Gas Regulations

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UPS to spend $90 million more on natural-gas vehicles, fueling stations

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Natural gas has not proven popular for vehicles bought by individual consumers, but some fleet operators continue to find it an attractive alternative to gasoline and diesel. That's because the lack of public fueling infrastructure proves a major drawback for natural-gas passenger cars, but fleets can circumvent that by operating their own. natural gas CNG NGV fleet sales alternative fuel vehicles fleet natural gas vehicle LNG

Even California imposes new fee on electric cars in lieu of gas taxes

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California Gas Tax state laws transportation policyLast week, the California state legislature approved a $52 billion transportation-funding package. Unlike the practice in previous years, this one is to be used only for improvements to the transportation infrastructure, to begin cutting into an estimated $ 130 billion backlog of repairs and expansions. As a result of the new bill, owners of.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cars In Germany: Getting Worse, Actually

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emissions Germany greenhouse gas Fuel Economy carbon dioxideGermany is one of several countries with aggressive plans to curb transportation-related carbon emissions. Over the past few years, its large domestic car industry has worked to improve fuel efficiency--and even launched several plug-in electric models. But a recent study claims the transportation sector in Germany is the only one that hasn't, in.

Report: Natural gas could replace coal

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As researchers continue to look into ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, natural gas has emerged as a potentially prominent player. According to a major new interim report from MIT, natural gas has a leading role to play in reducing harmful emissions primarily by replacing old, inefficient coal plants with highly efficient combined cycle gas generation.

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Huge investment in natural gas fuels

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The Chesapeake Energy Corporation is to pour $1.0billion into a venture capital fund over the next 10 years aimed at investing in companies and technologies that will replace the use of petrol and diesel with natural gas and natural gas-to-liquids fuels. Currently the second largest producer of natural gas,Chesapeakeis the most active driller of new [.].

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

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But driving the most recent generation provides a nice case study of the improvement in gas mileage over three decades of updates to the core product that helped build Mercedes into the powerhouse it is. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers.

Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

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New natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars through aftermarket conversions offered by specialty firms. In Europe, though, the German luxury maker Audi remains committed to natural-gas powertrains. Geneva Motor Show natural gas CNG Geneva Auto Show alternative fuel vehicles