Exclusive Agreement for Adsorbent Tanks Announced Today,
Natural Gas for NGVs in Type I Aluminum Tanks at Just 650 psi,
Both Firms Are Mounting Exhibits at ACT Expo 2017 Next Week
Adsorbent natural gas technology developer Cenergy Solutions reported today an exclusive agreement with Catalina Composites to manufacture ANG fuel cylinders using for natural gas vehicles.
“Catalina Composites has already manufactured and tested several sizes of these new low-pressure ANG cylinders making them FMVSS certified and DOT-compliant,” Cenergy says.
ANG technology allows for natural gas to be stored at lower pressure than it is in conventional CNG/compressed natural gas fuel cylinders.
Cenergy has installed one of the new ANG cylinders on a Nissan truck that was shown at the Altfuel Expo in Mexico City earlier this month. The ANG tank has a working pressure of just 650 psi and can be filled at home or at a business with a new, certified Cenergy compressor (approved for use, the company says) in the U.S. and Canada.
“Cenergy Solutions has made major breakthroughs with adsorbent natural/biogas storage that will not only help the world with its energy needs but will also help to capture and store natural and biogas throughout the world,” Cenergy COO/CTO Gary Fanger says in this morning’s announcement.
An Enabling Technology NGVs
“This is the technology that will keep methane from escaping into our atmosphere and allow it to be put to good use in gasoline and diesel vehicles,” he said.
“The joint development agreement with Catalina Cylinders has been very fruitful allowing us to design, manufacture and test new high tech ANG tanks that are now ready for sale to approved NGV upfitters.”
Catalina will provide a lightweight aluminum Type I (no wrap) cylinder for the Cenergy application, Fanger told F&F.
Catalina Type IIIs Unveiled at ACT Expo 2016
Catalina Composites manufactures aluminum Type I and composite Type III (carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum) CNG cylinders at a dedicated 107,000-square-foot facility in Garden Grove, Calif. The firm unveiled its Type IIIs at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo last year in Long Beach, Calif. (F&F, May 9).
Cenergy and Catalina are both exhibiting at ACT Expo 2017, which also takes place May 1-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The ACT Expo 2017 exhibition hall is open May 2-3.
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Source: Cenergy Solutions with Fleets & Fuels follow-up