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    NGVAmerica Newsletter 3/11/2012
    CENEX, the UK's first Center of Excellence for low carbon vehicle technologies, has just released the results of the year-long trial running biomethane in Coca-Cola trucks. The study concludes that the Iveco Stralis biomethane trucks reduced carbon emissions by 50.3 percent (well-to-wheels) compared to equivalent diesel Stralis vehicles. This reduction was achieved using a temporary filling station. A more efficient permanent station is being installed at the Coca Cola depot, which will raise the saving to 60.7 percent. Additionally, operating the vehicles on biomethane reduced the fuel costs by 12.8 percent. Following what has been hailed a very successful trial, Coca Cola has invested in a fleet of 14 new CNG-powered Iveco Stralis vehicles (in addition to the CNG station, which is due to be fully operational in June. "Our primary reason for selecting compressed biomethane is that it has the lowest carbon intensity of all commercially available alternative fuels, allowing us to benefit from the best possible well- to-wheel saving," says Darren O'Donnell, logistics asset manager at Coca Cola.

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    Re: Test in UK Shows Major GHG Reduction form Biomethane Trucks

    Good to see. Again I think CNG is being overthought by all parties involved. It has been well documented that it is the most enviromentally friendly fossil fuel and it is abundant. Need to see more studies or more so ACTION in implementing this system


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      March 16 2017 - The Gipuzkoan company Transordizia wants to become a more environmentally efficient company through a fleet totally propelled by LNG. To this end, it has relied on IVECO and its New Stralis NP, the first heavy vehicle designed for long distances capable of achieving the same power as its diesel equivalent. It has acquired five trucks of the New Stralis NP (Natural Power), with 15 additional units to be deployed later this year.

      The new vehicles of Transordizia are propelled by an IVECO Cursor 9 Euro VI natural gas engine of 8.7 liters that offers a power of 400 horses and a maximum pair of 1,700 Nm. This model is also the first gas truck with automatic transmission of 12 speeds, thanks to the Eurotronic transmission, which guarantees a lower fuel consumption and greater comfort in driving. Larger capacity fuel tanks increase the range with the entirely LNG version, which reaches a record distance of 1,500 km.

      In July of last year, Transordizia became the first European company to cross the continent with an LNG-powered vehicle, an IVECO Stralis, refueling only at LNG stations in Madrid, Olaberria (Guipúzcoa) and Antwerp (Belgium).


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        Bioenergy Insight Oct 8, 2019 - Paris to receive 409 new biogas buses

        Two French organizations, the French Public Transport Central Purchasing Office and Ile-de-France Mobilités, have ordered 409 biogas buses for the city of Paris. The Urbanway Natural Power buses were ordered from IVECO Bus and will operate in the inner and outer suburbs of the Paris metropolitan area.

        The 12m (40ft) biogas-powered vehicles will be delivered between 2020 and 2021 and will be equipped with air conditioning, CCTV, USB ports and under-seat LED lighting. Each bus will have a range of 400km (250mi).



        • #5
          IVECO press release 23 Jan 2020

          Unveiled during a press conference at Lidl's logistics centre in Somaglia, the new IVECO Stralis NP 460 HP CNG will be powered by biomethane, a renewable and sustainable fuel both in terms of the levels of CO2 emitted by the vehicle and of life cycle emissions, which are significantly lower compared to other types of fuel.

          The true alternative that is already a reality today is biomethane, which enables the almost total abatement of CO2 emissions, creating a virtuous circle of economical and eco-friendly self-sufficiency; in fact, it is a shining example of circular economy. "The road to achieving the same conditions in terms of load capacity level, range, refilling times and infrastructures remains long, therefore we feel that the only current solution that is both readily available and economically sustainable is biomethane, in all forms, be it CNG or LNG,” Alessandro Oitana, Medium & Heavy Business Line Manager at IVECO stated.



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            David Rowlands for LNG Industry 07 Jan 2020 - Nicholls Transport implements new LNG IVECO fleet

            IVECO has announced that Nicholls Transport, together with Gasrec, has opened an LNG refuelling station in Kent, UK, which will be used to support an initial order for 10 Stralis NP 460 6x2 tractor units from local dealer Haynes Trucks.

            Sascha Kaehne, IVECO’s UK & Ireland Business Director, added: “IVECO has delivered more than 35 000 natural gas-powered vehicles into service around the world, so we have a lot of confidence in this technology."

            “The location of their refuelling facility is also strategically very important, serving as a gateway for freight traffic between London and continental Europe.”

            James Westcott, Chief Commercial Officer of Gasrec, said: “We have installed a mobile LNG station which we use to seed new locations where we want to get LNG into an area quickly. It’s capable of supporting as many as 30 gas vehicles from a single location."

            IVECO claims that it designed the Stralis NP to be the most sustainable heavy truck for 44 t operation. It is the only three-axle tractor unit on the market to run purely on LNG. It is mounted with gas tanks on both sides of the chassis, offering Nicholls a projected range of between 610 to 640 km, dependent on terrain and payload. The new Stralis NPs are powered by IVECO’s proven 12.9 litre Cursor 13 NP engine, which delivers up to 460 hp.

            IVECO claims the new Stralis NPs are expected to cover up to 175 000 km/yr when being double-shifted, and are planned to remain in service for a minimum of five years.

            Furthermore, the absence of complex after-treatment systems associated with diesel vehicles means the Stralis NP requires no EGR, SCR, diesel particulate filter (DPF) or AdBlue – adding significantly to its low-maintenance advantages.




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              Bella Weetch for LNG Industry 23 Nov 2020 -

              Air Liquide has announced the construction of its first two biomethane production units in collaboration with its local partner Dentro il Sole (DIS). These two units will be built in Truccazzano (Milan) and Fontanella (Bergamo) in Italy.

              The two units will also be complemented by one filling station for the supply of bio-LNG and bio-CNG to local transport companies. Open 24 hr/d, seven days a week, the station will be able to refuel up to 100 trucks per day. Air Liquide and DIS partnered with local agricultural operators to produce biomethane for the transport sector.

              Air Liquide has developed skills along the entire value chain of biomethane: production from organic and agricultural waste, purification, liquefaction, storage, transport and distribution. The company today has more than 80 stations distributing bio-NGV across Europe and 20 biomethane production units worldwide.




              • #8
                Will Owen for LNG Industry 12 Feb 2021 - Gregory Distribution installs its first Bio-LNG refueling station.

                Last year, the company began a trial to test the suitability of Bio-LNG to replace diesel in its fleet of more than 1000 trucks – initially running seven Volvo FH LNG 6x2 tractor units as part of its operations in Bristol and Magor.

                The success of that trial has now seen the company make the next move, installing an LNG refueling station – owned and operated by Gasrec – at its Cullompton depot, to fuel a further order of 13 Volvo FH LNGs.

                Gasrec delivered the skid-mounted facility – used as a temporary solution for fleets exploring the option of Bio-LNG – straight from frozen food distribution business Reed Boardall, which has recently upgraded to a permanent on-site LNG station.

                Commenting on the infrastructure, James Westcott, Chief Commercial Officer of Gasrec, explains: “We have installed a pumped mobile refueling station which we use to seed new locations where we want to get Bio-LNG into an area quickly. The plan is to get a more permanent refueling station at Cullompton, but the fast-moving nature of this industry requires a flexible approach.

                Founded in the South West in 1919, Gregory Distribution is one of the largest privately owned transport companies in the UK.




                • #9
                  Lydia Woellwarth for LNG Industry 26 Feb 2021 - OLT is about to offer a new service: small scale LNG service.

                  LNG as a fuel plays a fundamental role for the energy transition that will lead to zero emission fuels by 2050, such as hydrogen. In 2020, the growth of the small scale LNG market recorded an increase of 26% in Italy, despite the pandemic that impacted on all markets.

                  Considering only the LNG gas stations in Italy, the country has gone from six distributors in 2016 to 94 at the end of 2020 (+1466% in four years), confirming Italy as first in Europe for the number of LNG gas stations available.

                  LNG was received from the US, Algeria, Norway, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, Qatar, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Peru and Cameroon, as well as cargoes from other European terminals with volumes always increasing. For example, in 2017, 989 billion m3 of natural gas were imported, 1.186 billion m3 in 2018, and in 2019 OLT reached the maximum authorized capacity of the terminal of 3.75 billion m3. The high utilization rate trend is also confirmed for 2020 and 2021.



                  • #10
                    Will Owen for LNG Industry 27 Jan 2021 - Reed Boardall installs bio-LNG refueling station

                    The opening of the bio-LNG refueling station is a major step in Reed Boardall’s strategy to transition its 220-strong fleet away from diesel. The FH LNGs offer a range of 470 - 480 miles per tank, comfortably enough for return journeys around north and central England without needing to stop and refuel. The next step is for a further station to be installed in Scotland later in the year to support a planned order for a further 40 new Volvo FH LNG tractor units. The LNG trucks use small amounts of diesel to initiate ignition of the air-fuel mixture. This approach enables the Volvo G13C engine to deliver the same 460 hp and 2300 Nm of torque as its diesel-only counterpart.

                    The new station at Boroughbridge – located just off the A1 and available to third parties by arrangement – was designed by Dutch LNG expert LIQAL. Owned and operated by Gasrec, the fully scalable, skid-mounted station has been designed by LIQAL and installed at the firm’s Boroughbridge headquarters to fuel an initial fleet of 30 Volvo FH LNG 6x2 tractor units. The compact, prefabricated system requires limited construction time on site and supplies the same fuelling consistency and reliability as a fully-fledged LNG fuelling station.

                    LIQAL’s Business Development Manager Joost Jansen, said: “We’re very excited to be taking our first steps into the UK market and delighted that Gasrec, the UK market leader in LNG transport fuel, acknowledges the benefits of our station design and integrated project approach.”