Fuel / Technology: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

MEC Issues RFP for Fleet-Based Alternative Fuel Deployments

July 9, 2020The Kansas City Regional and Central Kansas Clean Cities Coalitions, programs of Metropolitan Energy Center, have issued a request for proposals for fleet-based alternative fuel deployments in the states of Kansas and Missouri.

via NGT News

Volkswagen Group of America welcomes first LNG-powered vehicle transport ship to US port

July 2, 2020Volkswagen Group of America  welcomed its first overseas liquid natural gas transport ship to the VWGoA port in Davisville, RI. The LNG-powered car carrier ship,  Germany on 16 June 2020 on its first voyage.

via Green Car Congress

California makes VW funds available for zero-emission freight and marine projects

July 2, 2020The California Air Resources Board has announced that the first installment of $35 million in VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding for Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects throughout California is now available via a competitive solicitation. A second solicitation offering an additional $35 million is expected to be released in mid-2022.

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Massive ‘Green’ Highway Bill Heads to House Floor

June 22, 2020After more than 24 hours of debate that included the consideration of 177 amendments, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act by a party-line vote of 35 to 25.

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Volkswagen, first voyage on world’s largest LNG-powered car carrier

June 18, 2020For the first time, Volkswagen vehicles will be transported from Europe to North and Central America on a car freighter powered by LNG.

via NGV Journal

New $22M CARB pilot to fund equitable, clean transportation options in disadvantaged communities

June 12, 2020The California Air Resources Board will provide up to $22 million in grants to address transportation needs in disadvantaged and low-income communities with clean transportation options under a new $22-million pilot project. The funding, available through the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project, will support the planning and implementation of clean transportation projects.

via Green Cr Congress

FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

June 5, 2020The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities.

via Green Car Congress

Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

May 26, 2020The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis.

via NGV Global

California Fleets: Carl Moyer Deadline Extended

May 15, 2020The application deadline for the Carl Moyer and Surplus Off-Road Opt-In for NOx programs (#PA2020-03 and #PA2020-04) is now extended to August 4 at 1 p.m. PST.

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SCS approved as verification body for California LCFS

May 14, 2020SCS Global Services, a leading global third-party verifier of environmental claims, is now approved by the California Air Resources Board as a verification body for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

via Biomass Magazine

TCEQ Funds the Texas Clean Fleet Program

May 12, 2020The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says up to $7.7 million in grants is being made available to encourage entities that operate large fleets of vehicles in Texas to replace diesel-powered vehicles with alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles.

via NGT News

Chart Industries joins LNG Marine Fuel Institute

May 8, 2020The LNG Marine Fuel Institute announced the membership of Chart Industries to a growing coalition of companies committed to LNG as the primary marine fuel in the transition to carbon-free shipping.

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Three KC LNG refueling tankers unload their payload.

New Mobile Technology Allows to Quadruple LNG Bunkering Capacity

April 29, 2020KC LNG has developed a trailer-mounted manifold that allows bunkering from up to four tank trailers (of any type) at once, quadrupling the capacity.

via NGV Journal

Aerial perspective of a port in Oman.

Sohar, first Middle Eastern port joining SEA-LNG coalition

April 23, 2020SEA-LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition created to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG, has welcomed Sohar Port and Freezone as its first Middle Eastern port member.

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Image of a Clean Energy brand CNG fueling station.

VW Settlement, Market Momentum Boost California Clean Truck Projects

April 15, 2020The producer of ACT Expo talks tailwinds and headwinds facing alternative fuel vehicle programs in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

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One of the Most Eco-Friendly Ships on the Baltic Sea Under Construction

April 14, 2020Tallink Grupp announced the construction of its newest eco-friendly LNG-powered shuttle ferry, MyStar, at the Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard in Rauma, Finland.

via NGV Journal