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Clean Energy LNG for Ryder for Toyota

November 21, 2017 in LNG, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Station in Kentucky to Support 20-Truck Fleet

Clean Energy said at Fleets & Fuels presstime that it’s secured a four-year contract from Ryder System to provide liquefied natural gas fuel for a fleet of 20 trucks “that move goods for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., Toyota’s largest manufacturing facility in North America located in Georgetown, Ky.”
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UPS Ups the Alt Fuels Ante – Again

November 20, 2017 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, delivery vehicles, investments, LNG, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ten Million Gallons Annually of RNG from Big Ox Energy
As Well as 1.5 Gallons Annually for Five Years from Amp

UPS is disclosing this morning a landmark agreement for 10 million equivalent gallons per year of RNG/renewable natural gas from Big Ox Energy. “This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company,” says a release.

The agreement with Big Ox runs through 2024.
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HHP: Florida Railroad Shows Off LNG Ops

November 17, 2017 in Dual Fuel, event, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Exclusive’ Tour in Connection with the HHP Summit

The Florida East Coast Railway gave High Horsepower (HHP) Summit participants a look at its liquefied natural gas operations in Jacksonville, Fla. last week. The “exclusive tour,” FECR says, included participants not only from rail but from the marine, mining, E&P/energy exploration and production and power generation HHP sectors.
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Tote Taps MAN for LNG Conversions

November 14, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Alaska-Trade Ships Each to Have Four Engines Converted

Tote took the occasion of last week’s High Horsepower (HHP) Summit in Florida to detail its plans to convert the engines of its two Alaska cargo ships to liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation.
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HHP: Biggest Box Ships: LNG-Fueled

November 8, 2017 in Dual Fuel, HHP, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GTT Is Designing Membrane LNG Tanks for Nine Vessels

The Marseille, France-based CMA CGM Group said yesterday that nine new container ships to be built in China will be powered by liquefied natural gas.
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HHP: Cat Offers 785C Mine Truck on LNG

November 7, 2017 in Dual Fuel, HHP, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Mining, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Retrofit Kit Uses DGB/Dynamic Gas Blending

Caterpillar is getting ready to offer its DGB/dynamic gas blending retrofit kit for the Cat 785C mine haul truck, allowing the vehicle to run on a mix of liquefied natural gas and diesel fuel, “lowering fuel cost and maintaining diesel power and transient performance.”
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HHP: Harvey & Shell for LNG Cruise Ships

November 7, 2017 in HHP, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Bunker Barge Operated by Quality LNG Transport
For Shell Marine Customers in Florida & the Caribbean,
4,000-Cubic Meter ATB to Be Built by VT Halter Marine

Shell plans to support liquefied natural gas-fueled cruise ships on Florida’s Atlantic Coast and the Caribbean with a new bunker vessel to be built by Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport, LLC. Q-LNG is owned 70% by Harvey Gulf International Marine CEO Shane Guidry and 30% by Harvey Gulf International Marine. updated November 8
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HHP: GFS for Terex 4400 Truck on LNG

November 6, 2017 in Dual Fuel, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Mining, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

An Initial Six Vehicles to Be Converted at a Mine in India

Florida’s GFS Corp says it’s designing an Evo-MT LNG-diesel dual fuel system for the “Terex unit Rig 4400 model haul truck,” and that six such vehicles will be converted for liquefied natural gas operation at a mine in India.

GFS Corp’s Evo-MT system on a Komatsu 9300 mine haul truck



“The first six trucks are scheduled to begin operating on LNG in early 2018 and the project is slated to expand in the near future to over fifty trucks,” GFS says.

The company describes its Evo-MT for mine trucks as “an integrated system consisting of onboard fuel storage and vaporization in addition to controls and safety systems that allow the truck to operate on a combination of LNG and diesel fuel, or NG+D operation.”

Enough LNG for a 12-Hour Shift

The Evo-MT 4400 system will provide 259 usable U.S. gallons of onboard LNG storage, GFS says, enough to complete a 12-hour shift.

GFS Corp currently offers retrofit systems for Caterpillar 777B, C and D, 785B, C and D, 793B, C and D trucks and 992G and K wheel loaders, as well as Komatsu 830DC, AC and 930E trucks.

Cummins QSK60

“To date,” GFS says, “the various Evo-MT Systems have successfully logged well over 400,000 hours in actual mining operations in environments with temperatures ranging from -40 degrees F to above 100 degrees F.”

According to one internet source, the Terex 4400 is powered by a Cummins QSK60 engine.

HHP Summit 2017 in Jacksonville Right Now

Want to know more about natural gas for mine trucks and other fuel-thirsty applications? The sixth Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit gets underway today, and runs through November 9 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

The HHP Summit series is organized and hosted by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Santa Monica, Calif.-based Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

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Source: GFS Corp with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

HHP: Natural Gas at Seaports and Beyond

November 3, 2017 in CNG, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, Publications, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GNA Report on the Eve of HHP Summit in Florida

A new report authored by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates and released by the California Energy Commission assesses the feasibility, issues, and potential benefits associated with expanded use of natural gas in California high horsepower (HHP) seaport applications.

The sixth edition of GNA’s Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit takes place this coming week: November 6-9 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla.


Click image or here for the full GNA/CEC report (registration required).

The HHP Summit 2017 exposition will be open this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, November 7-8.

Strong Societal Benefits

The new report, The Feasibility, Issues, and Benefits of Expanded Use of Natural Gas at Seaports and Other High Horsepower Applications by GNA senior VP Jon Leonard finds that using natural gas in HHP seaport applications can provide strong societal benefits, especially in high-impact sectors like marine vessels and locomotives. The use of natural gas can significantly reduce key harmful air pollutants, thereby improving ambient air quality.

“By switching to natural gas,” states a report summary, “HHP end users have opportunity to simultaneously comply with challenging regulatory requirements, while potentially reducing life-cycle costs.

RNG? Even Better

“Moreover, if these fleets can gain affordable access to growing volumes of RNG [renewable natural gas] in California, they will be able to realize deep reductions of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions.”

The GNA report for CEC report focuses on of natural gas in California’s three major ports: Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland, facilities that “act as the anchors of California’s world-class goods movement system.

“To date,” GNA notes, “actual use of natural gas to power HHP vehicles, vessels and equipment at these and other North American ports has essentially been limited to proof-of-concept tests and a few early market commercial deployments. In addition, low oil prices over the last several years have inhibited further growth of demonstrations and deployments.

If the Price of Petroleum Rises…

“However, the predicted return of higher oil prices, combined with recent phasing-in of stricter emission regulations, has stimulated new interest in switching to clean-burning natural gas engines.

LNG/liquefied natural gas fuel systems are receiving the most interest for these large HHP applications, but CNG/compressed natural gas fuel systems may also play a role, the report notes. “Gradually, RNG can be phased in to displace fossil-based natural gas, to sharply reduce GHG emissions and maximize the climate change benefits.”

As summarized in the report, there are important technical, policy, institutional, and economic challenges that must be addressed before California can realize the major benefits of using natural gas in seaport HHP applications. Recommendations are provided for actions that can be helpful to enable fuel switching in marine and locomotive applications serving California seaports.

Click here for the full GNA-CEC California seaports
HHP report (registration required)

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Source: GNA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

HHP: Gothenburg Makes LNG History

November 3, 2017 in HHP, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Breakthrough’ Bunkering of LNG-Powered Tankers
Means LNG Has Arrived at the Port, ‘And Is Set to Stay’

“Liquefied natural gas has arrived at the Port of Gothenburg and is set to stay,” Port management said last week. An LNG-powered oil and chemical tanker was bunkered with LNG while taking on cargo late in October. Earlier in the month, the Swedish port saw its first quayside LNG bunkering, ship-to-ship – “two very important milestones for LNG bunkering in just a few weeks,” states a release.

Anthony Veder’s bunker vessel Coralius bunkering Terntank’s Ternsund quayside at the Port of Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden.



The ships taking on LNG fuel at the port were Terntank’s Wärtsilä-powered Ternsund and Tern Ocean.

“In the interim, five ships bunkered whilst they were at anchor just outside the port,” states a Port release.

Skangas LNG via Veder

Fuel was provided by Skangas via the bunker and distribution vessel Coralius, which is operated by Anthony Veder.

“Even five to ten years ago the idea of ships running on liquefied natural gas would have almost been regarded as science fiction,” Gothenburg Port Authority operations manager Dan-Erik Andersson said in the Port’s bunkering announcement. “Now we have had seven LNG-bunkerings here in less than a month.

HHP Summit in Florida This Coming Week

“It would be no exaggeration to describe this as a major breakthrough,” Andersson said.

Similar breakthrough in North America? Inevitable. Come learn all about it, from high-level policy decisions to the natural gas engines that are displacing diesel now at the sixth Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit November 6-9 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

The HHP Summit series is organized and hosted by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Santa Monica, Calif.-based Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Full Roster of GNA Contacts for HHP Summit 2017


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Source: Port of Gothenburg with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Iveco Notches Order for 500 LNG Trucks

October 24, 2017 in Companies, Europe, Fleet Order, LNG, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order for Its NGVs by Pan-European Jost Group
Is ‘Largest Deal for Its Stralis NP Vehicles to Date’

Europe’s Jost Group has ordered 500 liquefied natural gas-fueled Stralis NP (Natural Power) trucks manufactured by the Iveco unit of multinational CNH Industrial NV.
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Cryonorm Turnkey Gear for Liqvis LNG

September 29, 2017 in Infrastructure, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Public-Access Stations in Germany to Feature
‘Fully Shop Pre-Fabricated & Transportable Design’

Cryonorm Systems has an order for two new public-access liquefied natural gas fueling stations from Liqvis Germany, a subsidiary of Uniper.
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Flogas for First LNG Bunkering in Britain

September 4, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Flogas & Associated British Ports at Immingham:
‘A Significant and Unprecedented Step Forward’

Flogas and Associated British Ports are celebrating the UK’s first bunkering with liquefied natural gas, as the 361-foot cement carrier Ireland, operated by Norway’s KGJ Cement, was fueled at the Port of Immingham on August 16.
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Tote Alaska LNG: Conversion Timeline

August 28, 2017 in Dual Fuel, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of Two Ships to Go into Dry Dock in December,
Conversion of the Pair to Be Completed in Early 2021

Tote Maritime plans to convert its two Orca-class containerships connecting Tacoma, Wash. and Alaska to liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation, starting at the end of this year and concluding in early 2021. Because of the need for the vessels to remain in service – they account for a large percentage of Alaska’s freight traffic – the company has opted to work on each ship in two stages.
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Tote LNG Progress: Jaxport and Hawaii

August 25, 2017 in Companies, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Jacksonville Barge Bunkering Closer as LNG Plant Approved
And Tote Orders Four LNG-Ready Ships for New Hawaii Service

Tote Maritime has extended its congratulations to Jax LNG, noting that the joint venture between Pivotal LNG and NorthStar Midstream has received an LoA/letter of acceptance from the U.S. Coast Guard to operate a new waterfront liquefied natural gas plant and terminal at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Chart-GFW Fueler for LNG Quarry Trucks

August 23, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Mining, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicle Developed with Ground Force Worldwide
Can Handle LNG and Diesel: As Such Is a First-Ever

Chart Industries and Idaho-based Ground Force Worldwide are talking up a new fuel delivery vehicle capable of providing operators with both liquefied natural gas and diesel fuel. The truck marks GFW’s first venture into LNG fueling.
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Shell Bolsters LNG: New Bunker Vessel

August 18, 2017 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Smaller Ship to Be Built in Romania
Will Join Cardissa in Rotterdam Area

Shell has disclosed plans for a second liquefied natural gas bunker vessel to be based in Rotterdam, at the same time confirming that its pioneering Cardissa LNG bunker vessel has arrived at the Netherlands port.
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