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Ingevity unveils low-pressure adsorbed natural gas fueling station in support of its ANG bi-fuel vehicle technology

Ingevity has completed the construction of a low-pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) fueling station at its global headquarters and technical center in North Charleston, S.C. The fueling station will supply natural gas to ANG bi-fuel vehicles outfitted with storage cylinders containing Ingevity’s Nuchar FuelSorb activated carbon monoliths.

ANG technology is made possible by Ingevity’s activated carbon which reduces the storage pressure of natural gas without sacrificing the volume of gas stored through a process known as adsorption. Ingevity has produced and sold activated carbon for more than a century, including more than 40 years in the automotive market capturing gasoline vapor emissions on vehicle-based systems.

Low-pressure ANG allows for a paradigm shift in the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and enables safe, economic fueling using the existing on-site natural gas infrastructure at work and at home. Our commitment to ANG technology reinforces Ingevity’s vision to purify, protect and enhance the world around us by harnessing the efficient and environmentally friendly properties of natural gas.

—Michael Wilson, president and CEO at Ingevity

The new fueling station houses one appliance that is suitable for multi-vehicle fleet use and another appliance that simulates an at-home residential fueling solution. Both appliances will slow-fill natural gas to a targeted 900 psi, refilling the ANG cylinders within several hours.

Comments

Engineer-Poet

"several hours".  Not unlike a plug-in hybrid, though presumably you get considerably more range per dollar of storage system.  It would be nice to know how much.

gryf

Ingevity partners with ANGV. The ANGV Plug-in Hybrid Adsorbed Natural Gas Vehicle (PHANGV) has a range of 80 miles in an F-150 or 4GGE, weighs 270 lbs (123 kg) in a 2x2 cylinder package. Reference: https://www.angpinc.com/phangv/.

Engineer-Poet

I read that.  If memory serves, 57 pounds per GGE.  That's a LOT of weight.  How does it compare to straight CNG?

If we're comparing straight CO2 emissions per VMT, methanol fuel made from biomass is going to beat both ANG and CNG.

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