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ANGP Promotes Adsorbed Nat’l Gas August 3, 2015 in Companies, New Products, NGVs, Tec

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  • ANGP Promotes Adsorbed Nat’l Gas August 3, 2015 in Companies, New Products, NGVs, Tec


    August 3, 2015 in Companies, New Products, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch | No Comments
    ANGP Claims to Have Overcome the Technical Obstacles to ANG
    And with Low Pressure Has Market Psychology on Its Side
    Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. says it’s making steady progress and expects to commercialize its adsorbed natural gas storage and delivery system for natural gas vehicles, possibly by year-end. ANG holds the promise of reducing the cost of storing natural gas on a vehicle with activated carbon vessels working at far lower pressure than today’s compressed natural gas systems.

    “Low pressure is the future of natural gas vehicles,” ANGP says. The Califon, N.J.-based firm has named MWV Specialty Chemicals, Worthington Industries, Aspen Compressor and Midwest Energy Solutions as members of a “world-class coalition” that will make ANG a commercial reality. Read more

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    Matthew Mercure for NGTNews May 15, 2020 - Ingevity Acquires ANGP Assets, John’s Island, SC

    Since 2013, Ingevity has worked with ANGP to advance adsorbed natural gas (ANG) bi-fuel vehicle technology made possible by Ingevity’s decade in the automotive gasoline evaporative emissions control market. The unique performance characteristics of Ingevity’s activated carbon Nuchar FuelSorb monoliths reduce the onboard storage pressure of natural gas and enable its use as a transportation fuel.

    Under the direction of ANGP’s chief executive officer, Bob Bonelli, the company developed an approach to fueling bi-fuel natural gas vehicles and assembled a coalition of development partners focused on bringing the technology to market. Recently, SoCalGas (of Sempra Energy) in California, Atlanta Gas & Light in Georgia, as well as Illinois-based Ozinga Energy, have implemented pilot programs for light-duty trucks to demonstrate ANG technology’s cost efficiencies and greenhouse gas reductions through the use of clean-burning natural gas.


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      Hi all, Ingevity is implementing a pilot program of their Absorbed Natural Gas system in Pennsylvania and utilizing AFIG funding to coordinate a statewide project. More information on the system and grant application can be found here: Has anyone here had any experience with ANG they can share?


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        Welcome to CNGchat, Caroline!

        We have not had much discussion here on absorbed natural gas, but it is of interest to many, no doubt. My sense is that the ANG systems typically provide stellar fuel densities at low pressures, but as you go up the pressure curve toward 3600 psi the benefit is mostly lost. If we could all drive around with 900 psi tanks then this would certainly reduce tank & vehicle costs to some degree, but the resulting range would be less too. And somehow we would need to have dispensers for ANG pressures at public stations, with a solid method to ensure the low-pressure tanks don't inadvertently get filled to 3600 psi. It would be good to learn more of how the ANG industry is addressing these challenges.


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          Thanks John, I appreciate the feedback. Finding a solution to the dispensing challenge you've described might help generate more interest in the grant application, and there could be funding for it in the application.


          • #6
            Is there an ANSI, NGV or other standard for fill receptacles on ANG vehicles to ensure they only mate with the correct dispensers?


            • #7
              john you are making this way to hard. use the same dispenser. 3600 to 900 will make for great fill times with that much differential. and having a new standard will just cost money look at the problems 3000 and 3600 caused.sometimes I think some people in the oil industry want it to fail all we need is to install a 3600 inlet 900 discharge regulator.than a tee with a 1000lb relief valve to vent if the regulator fails on the fill port the car.and presto no need for new infrastructure and millions of government grants and other waste the problem is most people seem to over complicate things than other people say that is too hard and will cost too much. than it never happens. me I am looking forward to being able to cram a 100000000 cf in to a 16 oz pop bottle at 6 oz pressure