currently supplies one-fourth of the energy needed to efficiently run the
world's homes, businesses, industries, power plants and vehicles. Over the next
20 years, consumption of natural gas is expected to grow by 50
Chive Fuels are
one of the leading companies supplying LNG for commercial usage and to an
increasing number of commercial vehicle fleets around the country.
LNG is composed
primarily of methane (typically, at least 90%). When natural gas is cooled to a
temperature of approximately -160°C at atmospheric pressure it condenses to
a liquid called Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The liquefaction process removes
oxygen, carbon dioxide, sulphur compounds, and water. LNG is odorless,
colorless, non-corrosive, and non-toxic.
Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG)
are also able to supply CNG, via LNG, via a process called LCNG. To read about
the benefits of this process click here.
recognised as an excellent fuel when used to generate electricity, heat homes
and fuel industrial facilities, the true ability of natural gas as a
transportation fuel is only now being exploited. World-wide there are now over
3.8 million natural gas vehicles.
believe that there will have to be a mix of the cleanest fuels to improve air
quality, for example alternatives such as hybrids, natural gas, biofuels, and
hydrogen. As a hydrogen rich - low carbon fuel, natural gas is the most
practical and cost-effective way to reduce road transport emissions in the
commercial vehicle sector.
Fuel Cells & Biodiesel
supports the notion of the "hydrogen economy", however there are many barriers
to be overcome before that potential can be realised. Dramatic progress in the
development of fuel cells, storage devices, and distribution systems is
especially critical. Commercialisation of fuel cells is anticipated to be some
25 years away, and low carbon vehicle technologies need to be advanced in the
interim. Biodiesel is a logical contender for sustainable transport fuel - the
limitation being the amount of land required to grow the energy crops.