Alternative to diesel wins engineering award
14 January 2016
Oil & Gas Australia December/ January Edition, page 18
INTELLIGAS/Mine Energy Solutions has been recognised for its innovation in gas for commercial vehicles at the 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers - Australasia (SAE-A) mobility engineering excellence awards held in November.
The company was the recipient of a gold award for its work on High Density Compressed Natural Gas (HDCNG) for heavy commercial vehicle applications.
In a November announcement, Gas Energy Australia said the award recognises the highest levels of innovation and engineering excellence in Australia within the automotive industry.
The use of HDCNG, which provides an alternative to diesel for heavy vehicle application, impressed the judges with the sustainability benefits the system will provide, Gas Energy Australia said.
HDCNG technology along with innovative engine management units enable heavy vehicles powered by natural gas to achieve similar power, torque and fuel consumption outcomes as 100 per cent diesel fuelled engines.
Gas Energy Australia chief executive John Griffiths congratulated IntelliGas/Mine Energy Solutions on receiving the award.
"Natural gas is an abundant, Australian fuel that is well positioned to improve our country's energy security, environment and public health as a viable alternative to imported diesel, and I congratulate the team at Intelligas/MES on this award recognises," Mr Griffiths said.
IntelliGas, an Australian owned company specialising in the application of compressed natural gas fuel solutions for mobile and stationary energy systems, conducted field trials of a dual fuel mine truck at Morayfield Queensland in May that attracted more than 150 government and industry representatives from the mining and gas industries over 10 demonstration days.
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