New Fraunhofer membrane technology enables co-transport of hydrogen and natural gas

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have developed a membrane technology for the energy-efficient and economic separation of hydrogen from natural gas. The HYPOS project partners are pursuing the idea, among other approaches, of transporting hydrogen along with natural gas.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.,

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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Snam and Hera to collaborate on green hydrogen development; power-to-gas

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The accord involves several areas of action, starting from the collaboration on power-to-gas technology. Finally, the Letter of Intent provides for a possible joint experimentation of injecting a mixture of natural gas and hydrogen into a portion of Hera’s distribution network in Emilia-Romagna, similar to what Snam has already done on its own transmission network. At the heart of this experimentation is the gas network of Modena. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas

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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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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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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Los Alamos-led study finds how to improve natural gas production in shale; hydrocarbon transport within nanopores

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The most challenging issue facing the shale energy industry is the very low hydrocarbon recovery rates: less than 10% for oil and 20% for gas. Most of US natural gas is hidden deep within shale reservoirs. Market Background Natural Gas

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Rolls-Royce supplying two mtu gas engines for first LNG-hybrid tugboat

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Rolls-Royce is supplying two mtu 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines to Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard for the construction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tug. This is the first LNG-hybrid tug to be powered by mtu gas engines.

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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Equinor Energy & Mitsubishi Heavy to collaborate on low-carbon technology to reduce carbon footprint of oil & gas operations

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The non-exclusive cooperation agreement will see both companies develop and use technology to reduce the carbon footprint of oil & gas operations. MHI has also further developed its advanced-class gas turbines to be capable of utilizing hydrogen, currently at 30%, and ultimately 100%. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Emissions Hydrogen Market Background Natural Gas Oil

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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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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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GECF: more than a quarter of 2050 natural gas supply untapped

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Yet-to-find (YTF) resources will contribute to around 30% of the total production of natural gas worldwide by 2050, according to Yury Sentyurin, the Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). According to Sentyurin, around 80% of the natural gas production by mid-century will stem from new projects, highlighting the importance of continued investment in upstream. Senturin made his remarks during the 25 th Oil & Gas of Turkmenistan Conference.

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DOE awards $25M to improve natural gas operations

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Department of Energy (DOE) selected 16 projects to receive nearly $25 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects to advance natural gas infrastructure technology development. These projects aim to develop tools, methods, and technologies to enhance cost-effectively the safety and efficiency of the US’ natural gas production, gathering, storage, and transmission infrastructure. Predictive Self-Healing Seals for Gas Transmission. Gas to Carbon Fiber Crystals (G2-CFX).

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Mercedes-AMG, Garrett developing 48V electric exhaust gas turbocharger

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An electric exhaust gas turbocharger, which in future will be used for the first time in a series production model, is already in the final stages of development. This electronically-controlled electric motor drives the compressor wheel before this accepts the exhaust gas flow.

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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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Los Angeles-Long Beach Port trucking company replacing entire diesel truck fleet with near-zero emissions natural gas trucks, RNG

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TTSI) is replacing its entire diesel trucking fleet with near-zero emission natural gas trucks, which it plans to fuel with carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG). The announcement was made in conjunction with the non-profit Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) to raise awareness of the importance of natural and renewable gas trucking to help improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions the Los Angeles region, especially at the LA and Long Beach ports.

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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BNEF, Snam, IGU report finds global gas industry set to resume growth post-pandemic; low-carbon technologies for long-term growth

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After growing by more than 2% in 2019, global gas use is set to fall by around 4% in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic reduces energy consumption across the global economies. A particular growth opportunity exists in liquefied natural gas. Low-carbon gas.

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Lloyd’s Register awards an Approval in Principle to EXMAR ammonia-fueled gas carrier

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded an Approval in Principle to EXMAR for its ammonia (NH 3 )-fueled 40,000 m 3 Midsize Gas Carrier, a significant milestone for the progression of alternative fuels in shipping. Testing continues on both dual-fuel and spark-ignited gas engines.

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IHS Markit: oil price collapse will change trajectory of North American gas supply

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The trajectory of North American gas supply is set to change radically as a result of the fall in oil prices that has occurred due to COVID-19 and the breakdown in production cooperation between OPEC and Russia, according to IHS Markit. Prior to the global pandemic, languishing North America gas demand and near-full storage was already pushing gas supply and prices to near-record lows in 2020. Bcf/d of gas. Market Background Natural Gas Oil

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Cummins Westport B6.7N natural gas engine receives near zero emissions certifications; full NG engine portfolio now certified near zero

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natural gas engine. also meets 2021 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements. natural gas engine is available with ratings from 200 to 240 hp and up to 560 lb-ft. Emissions Engines Natural GasCummins Westport Inc.

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C2CNT process converts flue gas from natural gas power plant into carbon nanotubes

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On 26 July, the first flue gas from the natural gas power plant, the Shepard Energy Center in Calgary, Canada, was directly transformed by the C2CNT process ( earlier post ) into carbon nanotubes. Carbon dioxide is absorbed like a sponge in a liquid alkali carbonate electrolyte, and is absorbed by bubbling either flue gas or air (without the need for pre-concentration of the carbon dioxide).

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EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets.

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Renewable natural gas flowing into SoCalGas pipelines from Calgren dairy digester pipeline cluster

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Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and biogas producer Calgren Dairy Fuels announced that renewable natural gas produced at Calgren’s dairy digester facility in Pixley, California is being injected into SoCalGas pipelines. The project marks the first time that carbon-negative renewable natural gas produced from cow manure has been injected directly into SoCalGas’ natural gas system. Biomethane Natural Gas

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HyPER project using sorbent-enhanced steam reforming for low-carbon production of H2 from natural gas

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An international collaboration led by Cranfield University will examine the potential for the low-carbon production of hydrogen from natural gas. MW th pilot plant at Cranfield University to test the innovative hydrogen production technology that substantially reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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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. While the current facility feeds pure hydrogen (“WindGas”) directly into the gas grid, the new methanation plant provides for the generation of “green” methane. Moreover, it provides for unrestricted use of the natural gas infrastructure, including for transport and storage.

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DOE to award up to $88M for oil and natural gas recovery research

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy announced up to $88 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects enhancing technologies for oil and natural gas recovery under two separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), proved reserves of US crude oil and natural gas reached record highs in 2017, topping previous records at 39.2 natural gas production (32.7

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Clean Energy Fuels delivered 143M gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas in 2019, up 30% year-on-year

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp delivered 143 million gallons of Redeem Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) last year as robust sales of the carbon-neutral transportation fuel continued in 2019, closing out the year with significant deals throughout North America. Biomethane Fleets Natural Gas

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SoCalGas to test technology that separates hydrogen from natural gas when the two are blended in pipelines

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With clean hydrogen gaining recognition worldwide as a carbon-free fuel capable of making a significant contribution to addressing climate change, Southern California Gas Co. One electron equals one proton, equals half a hydrogen gas molecule.

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New Golf Variant TGI natural gas model now available to order; three tanks, more CNG range

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The new Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks. Golf Variant 1,5 TGI fuel consumption natural gas CNG in kg/100 km: urban 4.7 No need to compromise on space: Golf Variant TGI1 with space-saving natural gas tanks as integrated underfloor solution ›. Third natural gas tank for additional range of 80 kilometres ›. Volkswagen has added the Golf Variant TGI to its lineup of newly enhanced natural gas vehicles, including the Polo TGI and Golf TGI.

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Renewable natural gas from food waste offers negative carbon intensity as LCFS pathway: -80 gCO2e/MJ

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Once the methane concentration of the biogas falls below 22%, the purged biogas (lean gas) is diverted to a boiler as auxiliary fuel and combined with pipeline natural gas and tail gas from the biogas upgrading treatment system. The gas-fueled boiler is used to generate heat, which maintains optimal temperature in the digester and heats up the percolate.

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UPS to add more than 6,000 natural gas trucks 2020-2022; $450M investment

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UPS plans to purchase more than 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks beginning in 2020 and running through 2022. The new vehicles will be equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems provided under an exclusive agreement with Agility Fuel Solutions, a business of Hexagon Composites. Since 2016, Agility Fuel Solutions has provided natural gas fuel storage and delivery systems to more than 1,700 UPS trucks. UPS Natural Gas Package Van.

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