ACT News 2017

LNG

‘Cool’ HHP Summit in Marine LNG Hotspot

August 15, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, ports, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Jacksonville Emerging as North America’s Marine LNG Capital

The 2017 Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit is gathering steam as organizers have released the Expo Hall floorplan and a list of key speakers.
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Clean Energy Fuels: Mid-Year Roundup

August 3, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs, refuse, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Transit and Refuse and Trucking and the Post Office:
A Rundown of Natural Gas Vehicle Fueling Progress,
Meanwhile Second Quarter Volumes Up But Revenue Down

Transit agencies in Texas and California are among the standouts as Clean Energy Fuels issued a mid-year rundown of recent contracts in the natural gas vehicle fueling business. updated August 4
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Disney Orders a Third LNG Cruise Ship

July 21, 2017 in Fleet Order, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three Instead of Two by Meyer Werft in Germany

Disney Cruise Line has added a third to its order for new cruise ships to be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, according to a Meyer Werft announcement.
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HHP Summit JaxPort: Registration Is Open

July 17, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, industrial, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Bird Registration Has Opened for HHPs 2017:
Natural Gas Fuel for High Horsepower Applications

Like the idea of running large, powerful engines on natural gas instead of diesel? Of all but eliminating the heavy pollution from ships? Driving the engines on frack spreads and oil production rigs on the gas that’s right there, rather than trucking in dirtier diesel?

LNG-fueled locomotives?

Mine trucks?
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Kenworth for Super Low-NOx Trucks

July 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, CNG, LNG, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cummins Westport’s 8.9-Liter ISL G Engine
Available for T680, T880 and T880S Trucks

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship tractor and its T880 and T880S vocational vehicles are available for order with the super low-NOx, ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine by Cummins Westport.
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Exxon with Eagle and Crowley for LNG

June 28, 2017 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pact ‘Will Support Growth,’ Exxon Says,
‘For LNG as a Marine Fuel in North America’
Crowley Shares Glimpse of Developmental LNG ATB

ExxonMobil, Eagle LNG and Crowley have signed a liquefied natural gas collaboration, Exxon said Wednesday, pledging to “support growth for LNG as a marine fuel in North America.” updated June 29
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Shell Steps It Up in Marine LNG Sector

June 26, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Gets the First of 15 LNG Inland Waterways Barges for Europe
As New Cardissa Participates in Historic Singapore Operation

Shell Trading Rotterdam has received the first of 15 powered barges for transporting petroleum products on European inland waterways service, that the barges “will predominantly run on liquefied natural gas.” Shell has a time-charter agreement with operator Plouvier Transport.
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Wärtsilä LNG Engines for Four More Tankers

June 26, 2017 in Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sweden’s Erik Thun Is Adding to Dual Fuel Tanker Fleet:
Four LNG-Diesel Ships Built by Netherland’s Ferus Smit
Powered by 34DF Engines with LNGPac Fuel Supply Units

Wärtsilä is providing engines, propellers, and fuel supply systems for four new liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel-powered vessels for Thun Tankers, a unit of Lidköping, Sweden-based based Erik Thun AB and member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
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Gaz Métro LNG at the Port of Montreal

June 9, 2017 in LNG, Marine, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Groupe Desgagnés Vessels Spur Availability
Of Gaz Métro Fuel via Montreal Port Authority

The Gaz Métro utility and the Montreal Port Authority are making liquefied natural gas available as a marine fuel. Gaz Métro will deliver LNG using shore-to-ship equipment at multiple Port of Montreal shoreside locations.
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Harvey Freedom: LNG at Work for Shell

June 6, 2017 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the Fourth LNG Vessel from Harvey Gulf

Harvey Gulf International Marine has taken delivery of its fourth liquefied natural gas fueled OSV/offshore supply vessel, Harvey Freedom, which it will operate in support of Shell’s oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico under a five-year contract.
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Titan LNG FlexFueler Bunkering Barge

June 2, 2017 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Final Investment Decision’ for Europe’s First Such Vessel
As Multi-Truck Shore-to-Ship Bunkering Is Accomplished

Netherlands-based Titan LNG says it’s made the FID/final investment decision to build the FlexFueler1, described as the first bunkering pontoon, or non-powered barge, for liquefied natural gas in Europe. Titan says it will take advantage of financial support from the of the Province of North-Holland.
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Rolls-Royce All-Gas for Five New Ferries

June 2, 2017 in Electric Drive, HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fifteen Engines for Five New Torghatten Nord Vessels,
MAN Cryo Is to Furnish FGSS/Fuel Gas Supply Systems

Rolls-Royce has publicized a pact to supply 15 of its dedicated-natural gas C26:33 series Bergen engines to power five new ferries for Tromsø, Norway-based Torghatten Nord. updated June 6
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Cryopeak Brings LNG Fuel to Off-Grid Users

May 29, 2017 in Companies, LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Canadian Miner JDS Silver Is a Remote LNG Customer

Richmond, B.C.-based Cryopeak, which was founded in 2012 and describes itself as a customer-centric company, is gaining attention for maintaining a modest operation in liquefied natural gas supply while larger scale, export-oriented projects by far larger companies falter.
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Pasha Taps Keppel for New LNG Ships

May 12, 2017 in Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two New Dual Fuel Vessels with Options for Two More

Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii said yesterday that it’s selected Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, to build two new liquefied natural gas-fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels.
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Caterpillar Test Bed for Marine LNG

May 12, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘First of Its Kind’ Unit for Engines in Kiel, Germany

Caterpillar Marine is talking up a “First of Its Kind” testbed for liquefied natural gas-fueled engines, now in place at its facility in Kiel, Germany. The LNG preparation unit includes an LNG tank and a gas preparation unit, both in 40-foot container size. Both were developed and provided by Marine Service GmbH, of Hamburg, Cat says.
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NGVAmerica Seeking a New President

May 8, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Biomethane, CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clean Energy’s Mitchell Pratt is the New Association Chair
As Matt Godlewski Is Leaving to Work for Ford in Michigan

The NGVAmerica executive committee met at ACT Expo last week following the April 27 announcement by Matt Godlewski that he is stepping down as association president. AGA/American Gas Association policy VP Kathryn Clay has been named interim executive director. An early task: name a new permanent chief – and a new NGVAmerica chair.
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Renewable Natural Gas: What’s the Fuss?

May 8, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Biomethane, CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Q&A with Tyler Henn, VP and General Manager, Clean Energy Renewables

Please tell us a little bit about renewable natural gas and why it’s getting so much attention. Renewable natural gas, or RNG, is biogenic methane that is naturally generated during the decomposition process of organic waste such as food and other waste from sources like dairy farms and landfills.
We capture and purify it, then put it back into the pipeline for our customers under the brand name Redeem. And what makes it so exciting for us and our customers, is that it’s the cleanest transportation fuel available, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70% today over diesel.

New Clean Energy Renewables boss Tyler Henn with TTSI’s super low-NOx Freightliner Cascadia at ACT Expo 2017.

There’s been a lot of discussion about matching RNG with some of the new technologies here. Can you talk about that? Absolutely. Not only is RNG already the cleanest fuel around, but the studies we’re seeing when you combine it with the new Cummins Westport Low-NOx engine are simply astounding.
UC Riverside has tested the technology and found emissions to be .002 g/bhp-hr, 90% below the CARB standard, and 99.8% cleaner than a 2010 diesel truck. And we’re already seeing industry leaders like FedEx, LA Metro, Republic Services and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus transitioning their fleets to the technology.

Obviously electric trucks have caught some of the attention lately, Where do you see RNG fitting in? First I think the market recognizes that it will be quite a while, maybe 10-15 years, until electric trucking comes to the heavy-duty trucking sector. Second, and this is lost on a lot of people, electric vehicles aren’t as green as some claim.
In fact, when you account for the emissions created from producing the electricity that runs those cars, which often comes from coal-burning power plants, our RNG combined with these new engines provides cleaner emissions than electric, based on a well-to-wheels comparison. With electric, people always talk about tailpipe emissions but they choose to ignore the upstream emissions of making that electricity. You can’t have it both ways.


The market for RNG certainly has been growing. Is the industry prepared for the growth? Absolutely, and I expect it to continue. We’ve seen our volumes grow from 20 million GGEs in 2014 to approximately 60 million GGEs in 2016, almost a 200% increase, so we’re certainly enjoying the benefits.
And the industry is prepared to grow along with it. Here in California I know that CARB commissioned a study and validated that there are substantial sources of RNG right here in California.

So you see the RNG industry here in California expanding? The entire RNG industry across the nation is expanding, but especially here in California. If you were here Monday you know that a study by the RNG Coalition was released stating the industry could create up to 130,000 new high-paying jobs, and add $14 billion to California’s economy. So I think the growth will be a benefit to all of us.

This interview submitted by Clean Energy Fuels appeared
in the ‘Powered by Fleets & Fuels’ ShowTimes daily magazine
at ACT Expo 2017 in Long Beach, Calif.

ACT Expo 2018 – the next Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo – has been scheduled for April 30-May 3, 2018 – again at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.


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