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

Green Car Congress

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 technology can also be applied to power-to-gas systems.

2018 113

SoCalGas to offer renewable natural gas at its fueling stations for the first time

Green Car Congress

Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) will soon begin using renewable natural gas for the first time at the 25 utility-owned natural gas vehicle fueling stations across its service territory, as well as at six fueling stations in the San Diego area.

2018 110

New SoCalGas truck loan program for fleets interested in switching from diesel to near-zero natural gas trucks

Green Car Congress

Southern California Gas Co. The program allows qualified fleet owners the opportunity to try out the latest in heavy-duty natural gas truck technology by test-driving a 12L near-zero truck. CWI natural gas engines have met the 2010 EPA standard for particulate matter (0.01

2018 110

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

Green Car Congress

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

2018 115

SEAT introducing first natural-gas-fueled SUV at Paris show: Arona TGI

Green Car Congress

The CNG variant of the Arona features the same systems as those included in the 1.0-liter TSI gasoline version, but integrates components that allow it to run on compressed natural gas. The SUV has a gas tank capacity of 14.3 Emissions Engines Natural Gas

2018 107

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

Green Car Congress

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 88

Food Express takes delivery of first 11 of 46 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks

Green Car Congress

Southern California Gas Co. FXI) announced the addition of 11 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks to the FXI fleet. Replacing 55 diesel trucks with new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks is the equivalent of taking more than 3,100 passenger cars off the road.

2018 99

Scania launches new 13-liter natural gas engine

Green Car Congress

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

US DOE and California partner to support $11M in advanced natural gas engine research

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), California Energy Commission, and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) have teamed up to launch new research focused on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engines and vehicles. Demonstrate the benefits of reactivity controlled compression ignition using natural gas in combination with a higher-cetane pilot fuel. Expanding natural gas engine and vehicle availability.

2018 79

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

Green Car Reports

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

2017 63

UC Riverside study confirms low NOx emissions performance of Cummins Westport ISX12N natural gas engine

Green Car Congress

announced that an independent study on the Cummins Westport ISX12N 400 hp natural gas engine demonstrated that the engine meets and exceeds California Air Resources Board’s (“CARB”) optional Low NO x standard of 0.02 In general, they concluded that it is expected that natural gas vehicles could play a significant role in achieving the NO x inventory goals given the near-zero-emission factors demonstrated. Emissions Engines Natural GasCummins Westport Inc.

2018 72

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

Green Car Congress

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 74

Italgas switching 2,500-vehicle company fleet to FCA natural gas vehicles

Green Car Congress

Italgas is the most important natural gas distributor in Italy and the third largest in Europe. FCA is a leader in the natural gas vehicle market in Europe with about 45% share. Europe Natural Gas

2017 78

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

Green Car Reports

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?

2017 57

Greyrock, NREL study determines reduction in GHG and criteria pollutant emissions from using synthetic fuels produced from flare gas

Green Car Congress

A “well-to-wheel” life cycle assessment (LCA) by a team from synthetic fuels producer Greyrock ( earlier post ), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has determined the potential reduction of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutant emissions from the use of synthetic fuels directly converted from flare gas. A Greyrock Flare Gas-to-Fuels conversion process at an Ohio oil well was used as the base case for this LCA.

2018 88

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

Green Car Congress

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 93

In addition to 48V hybrid, VW presents new EA 288 Evo diesel 12V mild hybrid & TGI Evo natural gas engines

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen showcased three new drive systems at the Vienna Motor Symposium: the new 48 V mild hybrid system that will debut on the eighth-generation Golf in 2019 ( earlier post ); new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants; and an advanced natural gas engine.

2018 102

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

Green Car Congress

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 83

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

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Congress

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 88

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2016 120

NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

Green Car Reports

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

Tax 81

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 125

Scania testing engines running on untreated biogas and landfill gas

Green Car Congress

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.

2018 108

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

Green Car Congress

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 145

Opinion: Have Natural Gas Prices Bottomed?

Green Car Congress

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.

2015 94

Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

Green Car Reports

Those options are represented by two competing projects: a large natural-gas power plant, and an offshore wind farm. emissions natural gas renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandThe smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil fuels, or to switch to renewable energy.

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

Green Car Congress

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 83

Mercedes-Benz introducing B200 Natural Gas Drive

Green Car Congress

B200 Natural Gas Drive. Mercedes-Benz will stage the debut of the new B 200 Natural Gas Drive member of the B-Class family at the upcoming Paris Motor Show (27 September to 14 October 2012). In natural gas mode, consumption of the 115 kW (156 hp) B 200 Natural Gas Drive is 4.2

2012 116

GE and SCE unveil first battery-gas turbine hybrid system

Green Car Congress

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

Hybrid-electric powertrain for road sweepers; natural gas genset

Green Car Congress

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 110

Shell producing base oil from natural gas for motor oils

Green Car Congress

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 123

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2017 63

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2013 139

Trump backs 25-cent gas-tax boost for road repairs and infrastructure (maybe)

Green Car Reports

The federal gas tax, which was supposed to pay for repairs and expansion to roads maintained or funded by the national government, now does nothing of the kind. federal gas tax a quarter of a century ago in 1993, to the 18.5-cents-per-gallon level it remains at today. road Politics Infrastructure bridges repairs Gas Tax highways Donald Trump

2018 63

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

2017 62

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2017 66

Honda Civic Hybrid, Natural-Gas Models Eliminated After 2015

Green Car Reports

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.

2015 72

Audi opens power-to-gas facility in Werlte/Emsland; e-gas from water, green electricity and CO2

Green Car Congress

Audi’s e-gas plant. Audi has opened its e-gas plant in Werlte, making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers. Components of the e-gas plant. Customers can order a quota of e-gas when they purchase the car. Click to enlarge.

2013 125

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

Green Car Congress

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 83

Surprise Natural Gas Drawdown Signals Higher Prices Ahead

Green Car Congress

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