KIT spin-off producing synthetic natural gas from green hydrogen and CO2 from sewage sludge

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Chemical reactor company INERATEC , a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Spanish company GAS NATURAL FENOSA have built a plant in Spain that produces synthetic natural gas from CO 2 and renewable hydrogen. Fuels Natural Gas Power Generation Power-to-Gas

2018 90

German power-to-gas facility opens green methanation plant; €28M STORE&GO project

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A methanation plant expansion to the existing power-to-gas (PtG) facility in Falkenhagen, Germany has officially opened as part of the international €28-million (US$33.5-million) STORE&GO research project. Hydrogen Production Natural Gas Power-to-Gas Wind

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Scenario study suggests increased vehicle electrification in Europe increases demand for gas in power sector; limited ability for power-to-gas

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A study published by the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) has explored the possible impact of increased electrification of road transportation and domestic heating and cooking on the energy system (electricity and gas), as well as on CO 2 emissions and on GDP. The net effect depends on the countries’ specific policies and current energy mix, with demand for gas increasing in BE, FR and DE, remaining constant in AT and slightly decreasing in NL.

2018 76

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.

2017 78

UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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UPS plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks. UPS is a catalyst for wide scale adoption of natural gas vehicles. Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas

2018 85

Scania testing engines running on untreated biogas and landfill gas

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In collaboration with Linköping-based energy recovery specialists Tekniska verken, Scania Engines is currently testing one of its engines using raw gas, biogas that is untreated—i.e., The engine is a Scania 16-liter V8, made for low-pressure compressed natural gas for power generation.

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Audi introduces new A4 Avant g-tron; Audi e-gas offered as standard

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Audi has introduced the natural-gas-fueled A4 Avant g-tron; dealers in Europe will begin taking orders for the midsize model starting in early summer 2017. With this deal, Audi is reducing the CO 2 emissions of the g-tron fleet when running on gas by 80%. Audi e-gas.

2017 90

Power-to-gas trial to inject hydrogen into Australia’s gas grid; A$5M award to AquaHydrex

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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced a trial for a new type of electrolyzer which could see excess renewable energy stored in the gas grid and used to decarbonize Australia’s gas supply. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

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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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

2017 60

Swansea study finds 30% of the UK’s natural gas could be replaced by hydrogen without major changes

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30% of the natural gas fueling UK homes and businesses could be replaced by hydrogen without requiring any changes to the nation’s boilers and ovens, a study by Swansea University researchers has shown. The difference between the two percentages—30% hydrogen enrichment and a potential 18% drop in carbon emissions—arises from the fact that hydrogen-enrichment lowers the calorific content of the fuel, necessitating a higher volume of gas for a given energy output.

2018 65

Argonne and NGO Energy Vision case studies demonstrate success of renewable natural gas as transport fuel

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Atlas’s subsidiary ReFuel Energy Partners uses that R-CNG to power its 30 natural gas powered refuse trucks. Atlas is committed to converting its entire refuse fleet to natural gas as older diesel vehicles retire. Biomethane Natural Gas

2018 85

Total to take 25% share in Clean Energy; two to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks

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have entered into a broad strategic agreement to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks. Clean Energy, with support from Total, also plans to launch an innovative leasing program that is intended to place thousands of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks on the road and fueling at Clean Energy stations. Natural gas can become the fuel of choice. Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure Natural GasFrance-based energy major Total SA and Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

2018 69

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

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GE and SCE unveil first battery-gas turbine hybrid system

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GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) unveiled the first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California: the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT). Batteries Hybrids Natural Gas Power Generation

2017 78

Audi expanding e-gas capacity through partnership with Viessmann; power-to-gas with biological methanation of CO2 and H2

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Audi is expanding capacities for the production of sustainably produced e-gas. Audi e-gas is currently produced using two process steps: electrolysis and methanation. We are writing the next chapter of the Audi e-gas story here. Fuels Natural Gas Power-to-Gas

2016 78

Navigant forecasts transportation demand for hydrogen to accelerate Power-to-Gas growth

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Navigant Research forecasts that the transportation segment, with hydrogen demand as a catalyst, will jump-start power-to-gas (P2G) demand and further drive down electrolyzer and other infrastructure costs. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Power-to-Gas

2017 85

NSF launches $20M engineering research center aimed at converting natural gas into transportation fuels: CISTAR

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms in the fields of living cell-based therapies, personalized heart tissue, point-of-care health systems and fuel derived from shale gas.

2017 85

DOE awarding $12M for early-stage research for natural gas engines and off-road fluid power systems

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $12 million to support early-stage research for natural gas engines and off-road fluid power systems. Of this, $4 million goes to three new cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines and $3 million goes to support two new cost-shared research projects for advancing fluid power systems for off-road vehicles. Engines Heavy-duty Natural Gas

2018 73

FPT Industrial unveils new Cursor 13 natural gas heavy-duty engine

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The Cursor 13 Natural Gas is the most powerful 100% natural gas engine available on the on-road segment market today, and is the first purely NG engine on the market specially developed for long-haul missions. Biomethane Emissions Engines Heavy-duty Natural Gas

2017 78

Cummins Westport receives 2018 emissions certifications for ultra-low NOx ISX12N natural gas engine

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CWI) received certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. The ISX12N also meets 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements. Based on the ISX12 G, first introduced in 2013, the ISX12N natural gas engine will be available with ratings from 320 to 400 hp and up to 1,450 lb-ft (1,966 N·m) of peak torque. Engines Heavy-duty Natural Gas

2018 65

Opinion: Have Natural Gas Prices Bottomed?

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Last Friday we finally got confirmation of where all the natural gas supply has been coming from as Cabot (COG) reported its earnings. Just like Chesapeake (CHK), they reduced natural gas output, but on a much grander scale. Natural Gas Opinionby Leonard Brecken of Oilprice.com.

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DOE awards $1.2M to Colorado State Energy Institute team to study ultra-low emissions, high-efficiency natural gas engines

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Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to look at making natural gas engines as efficient as diesel engines in the same class. Specifically, the researchers will develop medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines that are as efficient as traditional diesel engines often used in long-haul 18-wheeler trucks, garbage trucks and delivery trucks. Emissions Engines Natural Gas

2018 65

Surprise Natural Gas Drawdown Signals Higher Prices Ahead

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The US electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected. Natural Gas Power Generation

2016 78

Cummins Westport receives 2018 emissions certifications for L9N and B6.7N low NOx natural gas engines

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natural gas engines. Both engines meet California ARB optional Low NO x standards, as well as 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements, making them some of the cleanest engines available today for truck and bus customers. G natural gas engines, the 2018 L9N and B6.7N All CWI engines offer customers the choice of using compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or renewable natural gas (RNG) as a fuel. Cummins Westport Inc.

2017 69

When fueling stations shut down for your natural-gas car: one reader's experience

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That's just what happened to Duncan Chalmers of Seattle, who can no longer conveniently get natural gas to fill up his 2008. natural gas alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle Civic GX Honda Civic Natural GasLet's say you buy the greenest car you can, one that uses a different kind of fuel, and drive it happily for several years. What happens when the supply of your fuel suddenly ends, and you can no longer fill up your car?

Eight energy majors commit to reduce methane emissions within natural gas industry

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BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall committed to reduce further methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world. The energy companies also agreed to encourage others across the natural gas value chain—from production to the final consumer—to do the same. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas

2017 65

Gen 2 Audi A5 Sportback available as bivalent g-tron; Audi e-gas, natural gas or gasoline

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In a new departure, the A5 Sportback is also available as a bivalent g-tron, which customers can run on either Audi e-gas ( earlier post ), natural gas or gasoline. The tanks for the gas fuel in the A5 Sportback g-tron are located beneath the rearward structure. Audi e-gas.

2016 78

UPS to invest $100M more in compressed natural gas, CNG vehicles and related infrastructure

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UPS plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The use of natural gas reduces greenhouse gas emissions six to 11 percent, according to the US Department of Energy.

2016 109

WVU, NETL partner with Pitt, Shell to develop process to transform stranded natural gas into marketable products

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Researchers at West Virginia University will lead a team that will investigate ways to convert stranded gas resources into value-added liquid products that could reduce the United States’ demand for crude oil by up to 20%. The technologies developed in this project will utilize shale gas as feedstock to produce aromatics, C 2 -C 4 olefins and hydrogen, which are key chemical intermediates for polymers and specialty chemicals. Catalysts Fuels Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Natural Gas

2017 60

NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

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Critics of electric cars often use the argument that, because electric-car drivers don't pay gas taxes, they don't contribute their fair share of road-maintenance costs. But state gas-tax revenue don't necessarily go toward funding infrastructure, or at least not all of it. Infrastructure Gas Tax transportation policy New Jersey

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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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Volkswagen introduces new Coasting 2.0 micro hybrid system and new natural gas engine at Vienna Motor Symposium

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At the 38 th Vienna Motor Symposium Volkswagen is introducing a new, more fuel-efficient “Coasting - Engine off” micro hybrid system—which shuts off the engine completely—as well as a new, compact three-cylinder natural gas engine for the Polo.

2017 97

Out of gas (tank)

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We got the gas tank out. Apparently, did not get all gas out of tank. Stu and David came over today. Make progress. No smoking at our house for a while please. Postponed trying to disconnect transmission from cv joint due to one lousy stinking bolt/screw (see previous post). Instead we're going to disconnect axle from wheel, lift the engine and then try to disconnect transmission from axle. For photos see: [link]. link].

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Audi e-gas plant qualified to participate in balancing market to stabilize grid

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The Audi e-gas plant in the city of Werlte in Lower Saxony ( earlier post ) produces CO 2 neutral-fuel (synthetic methane from water, renewable electricity and CO 2 ); it now also contributes toward stabilizing the public power grid. Biomethane Power-to-Gas Smart Grid Vehicle Manufacturers

2015 110

Shell producing base oil from natural gas for motor oils

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Shell announced the production of the first clear base oil—the main component of motor oils—made from natural gas using its gas-to-liquids (GTL) PurePlus Technology. Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Lubricating Oils

2014 101

Ascend Energy and Atrex Energy demo tubular SOFC electric ATV, fueled by natural gas

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idea Solutions Design, and JB Mechanical to integrate and install a commercial 1000 Watt Atrex Energy fuel cell power generator fueled with compressed natural gas in an all-electric Polaris Ranger ATV. Fuel Cells Hybrids Natural Gas

2017 85

“Project Volt Gas Volt” proposes long-term financing plan to support widespread implementation of power-to-gas systems

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Project Volt Gas Volt is based on a long-term financing plan and the use of existing technologies for the large-scale conversion of surplus renewable electricity to methane, with subsequent reuse. Gas produced by the VGV system would be bought on this basis.

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Hybrid-electric powertrain for road sweepers; natural gas genset

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The concept is based on a natural gas-driven engine, which provides power to the electric motors. Instead of a diesel engine with a hydraulic pump, a small natural gas engine with a power generator now acts as the drive source. Hybrids Natural Gas

2015 85

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative to invest $1B over 10 years in low-emissions tech

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The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) will invest $1 billion over the next ten years to develop and to accelerate the commercial deployment of innovative low-emissions technologies. Led by the heads of ten oil and gas companies that aim to lead the industry response to climate change, OGCI member companies—BP, CNPC, Eni, Pemex, Reliance Industries, Repsol, Royal Dutch Shell, Saudi Aramco, Statoil and Total—together represent one fifth of the world’s oil and gas production.

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