Ener-Core License to Dresser-Rand

July 1, 2016 in Companies, Distributed Power by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pact Allows Siemens Unit to Manufacture the Power Oxidizer

Ener-Core, Inc. has taken its relationship with Dresser-Rand to a new level, signing a licensing agreement allowing Dresser-Rand (which is a unit of Siemens Power and Gas) to manufacture Ener-Core’s Power Oxidizers. Power Oxidizer technology allows up to 4 megawatts of electricity to be produced on-site using waste and low-quality gases, “from a wide variety of industries,” as fuel.

Florida East Coast Railway Runs LNG

June 29, 2016 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Approval in Hand to Operate Jacksonville-Miami
As Affiliate New Fortress Has a Miami LNG Facility

The Florida East Coast Railway has begun full-system, revenue-service trials of liquefied natural gas fuel, running an LNG-diesel duel fuel train between Jacksonville and Miami for the first time on June 8, according to a published report.

Russian Railways & Gazprom for LNG Rail

June 27, 2016 in Companies, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agreement Covers Infrastructure, Includes Manufacturers

Russia’s Gazprom has publicized an agreement with Russian Railways and rolling stock manufacturers to boost the use of natural gas in railway and motor transportation. The organizations are promoting the increased use of natural gas for “mitigating environmental impacts, facilitating NGV market growth, increasing domestic gas consumption, and fostering the national machine building industry.”

Conrad Shipyard Forms LNG Unit

June 27, 2016 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Continued Development of LNG Fuel Market Is ‘of Critical Importance’

Louisiana’s Conrad Shipyard has formed a new business unit focused on liquefied natural gas projects. The new business unit will be led by Conrad VP Brett Wolbrink.

GE and Technip Sign MoU on Digital LNG

June 15, 2016 in Companies, LNG, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Goal Is ‘Digital Solutions for the LNG Industry’
Based on GE’s Cloud-Based Predix Operating System

GE and Paris-based Technip have signed a memorandum of understanding “for a joint project to explore areas to co-develop digital solutions for the LNG industry, with a particular focus on the design-and-build phase of new liquefied natural gas projects.”

LNG America Plans Hubs-and-Spokes

June 15, 2016 in Companies, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Watch for an Increased International Emphasis Too

Houston-based LNG America continues to position itself as a supplier of liquefied natural gas to diverse high horsepower markets, now emphasizing a hub-and-spoke system of supply and product delivery.

Enagás & Barcelona for LNG in the Med

June 9, 2016 in Companies, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Port and Utility Move to Set Up New Logistics Services in Mediterranean 

Spain’s Enagás and the Port of Barcelona have agreed to set up new logistics services for liquefied natural gas as marine fuel. “The agreement involves initiatives to be developed jointly to convert the Port of Barcelona into an LNG distribution hub in the Mediterranean,” states an Enagás release.

ABS, Partners Target LNG Bulk Carriers

June 9, 2016 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LNG-Fueled Vessels Are to Go Big with ‘Project Forward,’
Wärtsilä Says Its 31DF Is Likely to Power the New Breed

ABS and partners are re-doubling their efforts to bring liquefied natural gas fuel to a large and challenging marine market – the long-range bulk carrier. ABS is teamed with Arista Shipping, Deltamarin, GTT and now Wärtsilä for “Project Forward” for the design and eventual deployment of LNG-powered vessels with membrane fuel tanks.

Certarus Buys CanGas for CNG

May 16, 2016 in CNG, Companies, E&P Operations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

30 Trailers, Plus Compression and Flare Gas Capture Gear
As Company Buys Out Its Largest Western Canada Competitor

Canadian CNG provider Certarus said this morning that it acquired CanGas Solutions from Trinidad Drilling on May 5. “Cangas was one of the original market leaders in CNG and Certarus’ largest CNG competitor in Western Canada,” states a release.

VTG & Brunsbüttel for LNG Transfer

April 28, 2016 in Companies, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Truck-to-Railcar Operations Supports ‘Rolling Pipeline’ Concept,
Port Is “The Most Suitable Location for an LNG Import Terminal’

Germany’s VTG Aktiengesellschaft and Brunsbüttel Ports are talking up the successful truck-to-railcar transfer of LNG – and citing the operation as proof that the clean fuel can be imported and used to support regional industrial operations. Brunsbüttel is at the mouth of the Elbe River, northwest of Hamburg.

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