Chevron, Cummins team on renewable natural gas engine demonstration with Walmart

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Chevron USA, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, announced definitive agreements to supply fuel linked to renewable natural gas for a Walmart Inc. demonstration of Cummins’s new 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks ( earlier post ).

CoorsTek proton ceramic membranes produce hydrogen from ammonia, natural gas or biogas

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Our work shows that protonic membranes can make hydrogen from ammonia, natural gas and biogas so efficiently that hydrogen fuel cell cars will have lower carbon footprint than electric cars charged from the electricity grid. Ammonia Biomethane / RNG Hydrogen Production Materials Natural Gas

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EIA: record US natural gas demand this winter led to largest storage withdrawal in four years

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Net withdrawals of natural gas from US storage totaled 2,264 billion cubic feet (Bcf) this winter (November 2021 through March 2022). During the heating season, natural gas must be drawn from storage to meet this excess of demand over supply. Market Background Natural Gas

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EIA: Petroleum and natural gas will be the most-used fuels in the US through 2050

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In this case—which reflects only current laws and regulations—renewable energy is the fastest-growing energy source through 2050, while petroleum remains the largest share of energy consumption throughout that period, followed by natural gas.

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OMV says it will stop oil and gas production by 2050 in transformation to net-zero

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Austria-based OMV, an international, integrated oil, gas and chemicals company, announced its intention to become a net-zero (Scope 1, 2 and 3) company by no later than 2050. The share of gas will increase to more than 60%. In 2021, total natural gas sales volumes amounted to 196 TWh.

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Wärtsilä gas engines to burn 100% hydrogen

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The technology group Wärtsilä is developing the combustion process in its gas engines to enable them to burn 100% hydrogen fuel. Wärtsilä has researched hydrogen as a fuel for 20 years, and has tested its engines with blends of up to 60% hydrogen and 40% natural gas.

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Nacero awards 20-year wind power purchase agreement to NextEra for natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas

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The Penwell facility will produce Nacero Blue Gasoline made from natural gas using renewable power and carbon capture and Nacero Green Gasoline made from renewable natural gas and captured flare gas. Renewable natural gas. Beneficial use for flared natural gas.

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Cummins to introduce 15-liter natural gas engine for North America; basis for hydrogen engine under development

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will bring to market a 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks. The 15-liter natural gas engine is an important part of Cummins strategy for its path to zero emissions. Emissions Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen Natural GasCummins Inc.

Cummins completes 50% acquisition of Momentum Fuel Technologies; JV to focus on natural gas solutions

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The joint venture between Rush Enterprises and Cummins will seek to enhance production of near-zero emissions natural gas powertrains by manufacturing Cummins-branded natural gas fuel delivery systems for the commercial vehicle market in North America. The new company combines the strengths of Momentum Fuel Technologies’ compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel delivery systems and Cummins’ powertrain expertise. Engines Market Background Natural GasCummins Inc.

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Plus and Cummins to develop first autonomous natural gas trucks; deployment in 2022

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Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a leading company in self-driving truck technology, announced a new initiative with global engine manufacturer Cummins to develop the industry’s first driver-in, supervised autonomous trucks powered by natural gas.

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Werner Enterprises and Cummins partner to integrate Cummins’ 15L natural gas and hydrogen engines

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announced that Werner will begin validation and integration of Cummins’ recently announced 15-liter natural gas and 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines in its vehicles ( earlier post ). Cummins will begin integrating these new powertrains in Werner trucks in the second half of 2022, starting with the 15-liter natural gas product. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen Natural GasWerner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, and Cummins Inc.

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Snam and Baker Hughes test world’s first hydrogen blend turbine for gas networks

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Baker Hughes and Snam have successfully completed testing of the world’s first “hybrid” hydrogen turbine designed for a gas network. The test paves the way to implement adoption of hydrogen blended with natural gas in Snam’s current transmission network infrastructure.

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New VW Golf now available to order with natural gas drive

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The new VW Golf is now also available in certain markets with natural gas drive: the Golf TGI is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 96 kW / 130 PS and three natural gas fuel tanks. kg of natural gas per 100 kilometers in combination with CO 2 emissions of 117–111 g/km.

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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Anheuser-Busch is transitioning more than 180 trucks—representing approximately 30% of its dedicated fleet—to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Louis to fleets powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines. Biomethane / RNG Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas

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Aker Solutions awarded subsea gas compression contract for Jansz-Io

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Aker Solutions has been awarded a major contract from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd to provide a subsea gas compression system for the Jansz-Io field, offshore Western Australia. The scope covers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the all-electric subsea gas compression system.

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Ozinga Energy and Ingevity to field adsorbed natural gas bi-fuel pickup

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Ingevity and Ozinga Energy are partnering to begin a field demonstration of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) bi-fuel pickup trucks. Developed by Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. V8 with CNG prep kit, set up for bi-fuel (gasoline/natural gas) operation. Fuels Materials Natural Gas

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Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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This award marks the first Advanced Class Gas Turbines in the industry specifically designed and purchased as part of a comprehensive plan to sequentially transition from coal, to natural gas and finally to renewable hydrogen fuel, and creates a roadmap for the global industry to follow.

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ARPA-E to award INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines $2.2M for emissions reduction technology demonstration project

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INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines has been selected to receive more than $2.2 The program aims to reduce emissions in the oil, gas, and coal industries and promote innovation and manufacturing of new technologies to achieve climate goals. ARPA-E Emissions Engines Natural Gas

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Transform Materials plasma process converts abundant natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene

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Transform Materials has developed a novel and sustainable microwave plasma reactor process to convert natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene, thereby opening up a new pathway for green chemical manufacturing. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas

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Noble Gas Systems demonstrates latest generation of conformable tanks for high-pressure gases

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Noble Gas Systems, a startup founded to create safe, conformable, lightweight compressed gas storage and delivery systems, has demonstrated its latest generation of conformable gas tanks, which can be configured into existing vehicle architectures.

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EPA proposes new rulemaking for sharp cuts in methane emissions from oil and gas industry

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing comprehensive new regulations to reduce methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry—including, for the first time, reductions from existing sources nationwide. Emissions Market Background Natural Gas Oil Regulations

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EIA: California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

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The extended drought in California could cut the state’s summer electricity generation from hydropower nearly in half compared with normal precipitation conditions, according to an analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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European HYFLEXPOWER project to demo first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine

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The purpose of this project is to prove that hydrogen can be produced and stored from renewable electricity and then added up to 100% to the natural gas currently used with combined heat and power plants. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Power-to-Gas

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Sinopec proves 100-billion-cubic-meter natural gas reserve in Sichuan Basin

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Sinopec (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation) has proved another 34.029 billion cubic meters of natural gas at the Zhongjiang Gas Field, bringing the total known natural gas reserves in the Sichuan Basin to 106.1 The Zhongjiang Gas Field (Zhongjiang County of Deyang City) main gas reservoir has a depth of 2,000-3,000 meters and covers an area of 404.9 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in 2019, 8% higher than in 2018.

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Aramco awards $10B in contracts for vast Jafurah shale gas field development

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In late November, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) announced the start of development of the vast Jafurah unconventional gas field, the largest non-associated gas field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With an estimated 200 trillion standard cubic feet of gas in place, the Jafurah basin hosts the largest liquid-rich shale gas play in the Middle East. It will make Saudi Arabia one of the world’s largest natural gas producers.

C-Zero raises $11.5M Series A to produce clean hydrogen from natural gas via methane pyrolysis

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a pioneer in natural gas decarbonization, recently raised $11.5 The funding will accelerate the first commercial-scale deployment of C-Zero’s drop-in decarbonization technology, which will allow industrial natural gas consumers to avoid producing CO 2 in applications such as electrical generation, process heating and the production of commodity chemicals such as hydrogen and ammonia. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural GasC-Zero Inc.,

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Australia’s Jemena to supply green hydrogen to Hyundai from 2021; Green Gas project

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Jemena has committed, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Australia and Coregas, to produce and deliver hydrogen gas to Hyundai’s Macquarie Park headquarters from early 2021. Jemena’s Managing Director, Frank Tudor, said the deal will make hydrogen gas generated from solar and wind power available to the vehicle industry. Jemena is an $11.5-billion company that owns and manages some of Australia’s most significant gas and electricity assets.

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BASF partners with China BlueChemical and Wuhuan Engineering to develop new technology for use of CO2-rich marine gas

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BASF has signed a joint development agreement with China BlueChemical Limited Company, a leading natural gas producer, and the chemical engineering company Wuhuan Engineering Co., to promote low-carbon development and utilization of marine gas resources. In the Dongfang Industrial Park of Hainan Province, China BlueChemical extracts large quantities of such offshore natural gas (marine gas) from gas fields in the South China Sea.

PG&E launches comprehensive study on hydrogen’s feasibility within gas pipelines; H2?

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is launching the US’ most comprehensive end-to-end hydrogen study and demonstration facility, which will examine the future potential of the zero-carbon fuel hydrogen as a renewable energy source for not only PG&E customers but the entire global natural gas industry. is a large-scale project that will blend hydrogen and natural gas in a stand-alone transmission pipeline system.

Trade associations: renewable natural gas accounted for 64% of on-road NGV fuel use in 2021

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The trade associations Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) announced that 64% of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in the US in calendar year 2021 was renewable natural gas (RNG). NGVAmerica and RNG Coalition report that in 2021 a total of 610 million gallons (GGE) of natural gas were used as motor fuel.

Omnitek Engineering receives EURO VI-E certification for 13-liter natural gas engine

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has received EURO VI-E certification for its OT13 heavy-duty natural gas engine. Emissions Engines Natural Gas RegulationsOmnitek Engineering Corp.

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KIT team produces synthetic natural gas from waste wood; used in natural gas vehicles

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Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have successfully produced renewable methane from a biomass-based synthesis gas mixture in their pilot plant for methanation using a new honeycomb catalyst. The quality of this synthetic natural gas (SNG) is comparable to that of fossil natural gas and can be used as fuel in cogeneration and heating plants as well as in cars or trucks. Biogas facilities produce renewable gas mainly by fermenting biological waste.

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ARPA-E awarding $33M to 10 projects for natural gas pipeline retrofitting: REPAIR

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REPAIR teams will develop natural gas transmission pipeline retrofitting technology to rehabilitate existing cast iron and bare steel pipes by creating new, robust pipes inside of old ones. Natural gas is a crucial energy source for 75 million American households and businesses. REPAIR teams will develop technology that enables gas utilities to update their distribution systems at low cost and continue to reliably service commercial and residential gas delivery needs nationwide.

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EIA: US, Qatar and Russia provided almost 70% of liquefied natural gas received in Europe in 2021

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In 2021, a large share of Europe’s supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) originated in the United States, Qatar, and Russia. Natural gas supply constraints in Europe and the low storage inventories of the past year contributed to recent increases in US LNG exports to Europe.

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Study finds total greenhouse gas footprint of blue hydrogen “quite high” due to fugitive methane

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“Blue” hydrogen—produced through steam methane reforming (SMR) of natural gas or coal gasification, but with CO 2 capture and storage—is being described as having low or zero carbon emissions.

New study confirms extensive gas leaks in the North Sea; recommends stricter guidelines for handling of abandoned wells

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Researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel have found that considerable quantities of the greenhouse gas methane escape uncontrolled into the water from abandoned oil and gas wells in the North Sea. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas Oil Ports and Marine

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Cummins introduces new heavy-duty natural gas powertrain: ISX12N + Endurant HD N

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announced that the ISX12N+Endurant HD N powertrain from its Integrated power portfolio is now available for heavy-duty customers, delivering a fully integrated natural gas powertrain. Cummins Inc. and Cummins Westport Inc.

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Volkswagen adds third tank to Polo and Golf natural gas models; new TGI engine for Golf

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Volkswagen has equipped its natural gas models of the Polo TGI and Golf TGI with a third natural gas tank made of specially coated, high-strength steel. liters and extends the natural gas storage to 91.5 kg natural gas over 100 kilometers, and CO 2 emissions of just 98–95 g/km. An even better CO 2 balance can be achieved by fueling with biomethane or e-gas. Furthermore, natural gas generally combusts with less emissions than gasoline or diesel.

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Nacero selects Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for gas-to-gasoline unit; reducing lifecycle carbon footprint up to 50%

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Nacero has licensed Topsoe TIGAS (Topsoe Improved Gasoline Synthesis) technology for its multi-billion USD natural-gas-to-gasoline facility in Penwell, Texas to produce 100,000 barrels per day of gasoline component ready for blending into US commercial grades. Fuels Natural Gas

Swedish bus operator orders 8 electric, 42 natural gas Solaris buses

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Solaris has signed a contract for the supply of 50 zero-emission and low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB: eight electric buses and 42 natural-gas-fueled units. This Swedish town located at the Gulf of Bothnia will receive 24 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), 16 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 CNG and 8 Solaris Urbino 12 buses with an electric drive. The buses running on compressed natural gas meet the Euro 6 norm.

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Landi Renzo USA awarded $600K from South Coast AQMD & SoCalGas for near-zero natural-gas Ford 7.3L engine

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California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) Clean Fuel Funds and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) have awarded a combined $600,000 ($300,000 each) to Landi Renzo USA for Landi Renzo’s 7.3L Emissions Engines Natural Gas

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DOE awards $35M to 12 ARPA-E projects to reduce methane emissions; 5 on natural gas engines

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $35 million in funding for twelve projects focused on developing technologies to reduce methane emissions in the oil, gas, and coal industries. Natural Gas Engines. MAHLE Powertrain aims to develop a complete aftertreatment package system for existing lean- and ultra-lean burn natural gas (NG) engines used for power generation. methane destruction efficiency for the highly variable gas sent to flares.

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EIA: natural gas-fired reciprocating engines are being deployed more to balance renewables

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Other includes landfill gas, biomass, and other gas. The recent increase in natural gas or dual-fuel capable reciprocating internal combustion engine units has been driven in part by advancements in engine technology that increase operational flexibility and by changes in natural gas markets that have generally provided ample supply and relatively stable fuel prices, EIA said. MW natural gas-fired engines for a total plant capacity of 225 MW.

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