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. Underground gas storage is used to store the gas for use during periods when reduced availability of renewables results in the battery storage being drained. Engines Hydrogen Power-to-Gas Power-to-Liquid

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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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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.

2020 118

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

2020 115

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.

We Drove @Chevron Out Of Staples Center, Now Let’s Drive Them Out Of Business Before They Kill Your Kids For Profit. No #JustTransition For Their Mercenary White Nationalist Workforce

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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. ANGP) and Ingevity, the ANG system is made possible by the performance of Ingevity’s Nuchar activated carbon that significantly lowers the natural gas storage pressure, reduces the system’s complexity and captures the environmental benefits and cost savings of natural gas when used as a transportation fuel.

2020 103

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.

2020 86

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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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. This transition will start in 2025, when the turbines will be commercially guaranteed capable of using a mix of 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas fuel. MHPS gas turbines have more than 3.5

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

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A consortium comprising Engie Solutions, Siemens Gas and Power, Centrax, Arttic, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and four European universities is implementing the HYFLEXPOWER project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation (Grant Agreement 884229). For this an existing Siemens SGT-400 industrial gas turbine will be upgraded to convert stored hydrogen into electricity and thermal energy.

2020 102

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

2020 96

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

2020 83

@MayorOfLA Is Ready! Garcetti Comes Out Gunning For Gas – Scattergood, Haynes & Harbor Power Plants To Stop Shoving Pollution Down Citizens Throats, Calls For Shutdown Of Aliso Canyon. #MerchantsOfDoubt In Fossil Fuel Industry Argue For More Climate Destruction

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Only two days earlier I had been at a meeting to plan our response and action if Garcetti were to choose to repower the plants to burn more gas for the next 30-40 years. But then on Monday afternoon word started to stream through that the Mayor was embracing the Green New Deal for Los Angeles and would announce there would be no gas repower. Especially since the Scattergood plant it serves will no longer be using gas.

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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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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.

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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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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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.

2020 88

Will cheaper gas slow Tesla's surge?

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One good reason to buy an electric car is to save money on fuel, so will low gas prices slow down Tesla sales? In a recent Barron's article, two Wall Street analysts said they believe electric-car adoption is now largely decoupled from gas prices. While some customers may be turned away by cheap gas, "the overall Wall Street, it seems, says "no."

2020 76

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.

2020 136

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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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.

2019 111

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.

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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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.

2019 111

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.

2020 119

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).

2019 113

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

2019 91

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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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.

2018 88

Chevron partners with Clean Energy On Adopt-A-Port initiative to supply renewable natural gas for port trucks

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Chevron is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleaner, carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to reduce emissions. Truck operators and their import and export customers will help local communities by reducing smog-forming NO x emissions by 98% compared to diesel trucks while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

2020 78

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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NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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Ammonia-fueled Ammonia Gas Carrier (AFAGC). In particular, a significant reduction in CO 2 emissions is expected to be achieved by replacing coal and natural gas as the main fuels for power generation.

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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.

2019 84

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.

2019 78

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 Near-Zero natural gas engine development program, which covers Class 4-7 vehicles. The Ford base engine will offer fleets a Near-Zero Natural Gas engine for the F-450, F-550, F-650, F-750, F-53, F-59, and E-450 applications.

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

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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. Today, it published a Request for Offer (RFO), and expects to complete gas purchase agreements in the near future. California provides incentive funding to help trucking fleets transition to renewable natural gas.

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New IACMI collaboration to develop advanced carbon fiber for hydrogen, natural gas storage tanks; $2.7M DOE award

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million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and validate technology that will reduce the cost of manufacturing high-performance carbon fiber by 25% to make composite natural gas or hydrogen fuel tanks to power cars and trucks. Validating the use of low-cost, high-strength carbon fiber for compressed hydrogen and natural gas storage tanks will help expand technology choices for ground transportation.

2020 74

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. Mercedes-AMG is moving ahead with electrification through innovative developments while also benefiting from motorsport know-how.

2020 101

GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) from wood wastes

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GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled “ Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes ”. The gasification technology provides an additional option for addressing the woody biomass waste in California while providing a clean renewable energy source that can further help the state meet its greenhouse gas objectives. These companies are world experts in gasification, gas clean-up, and conversion technologies. Biomass Gasification Natural Gas

2019 93

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.

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