May 29, 2012. NGVA Europe announced that two more of its members have applied for seats on the association’s Board of Directors: Westport and Swagelok. Together with GNVert, Bohlen & Doyen, Linde and Gasrec they will have to be officially confirmed by the next annual General Meeting (to be held at NGV2012 Bologna/Italy, June 19th) to join NGVA Europe’s governing body.
Westport Innovations Inc. is a leading developer of environmental technologies that enable vehicles to operate on clean-burning alternative fuels. Swagelok Company is a leading fluid system manufacturer with global resources dedicated to serving its customers.
According to NGVA Europe’s newsletter the strongly growing support by manufacturers of NGVs, engines & filling stations and the increased backing by major gas suppliers is a clear signal by the industry to policy makers, indicating natural gas and biomethane will play a major role in the future fuel mix. In particular, the engagement of these two North American companies shows the great potential not only of the North American gas vehicle market, but also illustrates that NGV sales figures are expected to rise increasingly in Europe.