Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. CEO Bob Bonelli to address the 2017 AGA Operations Conference on the Company’s PHANGV™ Concept.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHESTER, New Jersey, April 17, 2017 – Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) recently introduced its new hybrid vehicle concept the PHANGV™ or the plug-in hybrid adsorbed natural gas vehicle. ANGP’s on-board, low-pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) technology is the basis of this concept, which enables an automotive original equipment manufacturer to offer a simple fuel option that redefines hybrid vehicles. The PHANGV™ provides a vehicle owner with the convenience and affordability of private (at home) refueling, environmentally friendly emissions and low cost of entry.

ANGP has been traveling the world to spread the word about the PHANGV™. The company’s CEO, Bob Bonelli, recently presented the concept in Detroit on March 2, 2017, at the ITB Group Energy Storage Conference, and then again on March 23, 2017, in Rotterdam at the NGV Global Conference.

Bonelli’s next stop is to address the American Gas Association (AGA) Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, May 2- 5, 2017. Bonelli’s presentation will be on May 4.

“Plug-in electric hybrid vehicles currently have many challenges related to their battery storage packs. These packs are heavy, have minimal range per unit of weight, depreciating performance and require significant taxpayer subsidies to attract the consumer,” said Bonelli. “ANGP, with our manufacturing coalition of major corporations, redesigned the bi-fuel hybrid based on our industry-leading ANG technology and conformable Type IV storage system. On a comparable vehicle platform, our PHANGV™ fuel storage system weighs less, lasts the life of the vehicle, provides twice the range on the alternative fuel, will not experience degradation in storage capacity over time, does not require a second drive system and does not ask the taxpayer to support the business,” added Bonelli.

Joining ANGP on the exhibition floor will be the company’s coalition member Ingevity. Ingevity developed and manufactures the activated carbon monoliths that are the core of ANGP’s storage system.

For more information about the AGA Operations & Biennial Exhibition visit:
https://www.aga.org/events-at-aga/2017/2017-aga-operations-conference-exhibition.

About ANGP
Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) designs, develops and manufactures on-board low pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage technology, and related products, for all classes of motor vehicles. The unique ANGP business model of working through a coalition of major corporations, each with specific competencies and global infrastructure, assures the market of the best combination of science, technology and manufacturing.  ANGP has one main objective: to be the leading motor vehicle ANG technology company, providing products that are disruptive, enabling and manufactured to the highest standards of safety, performance and reliability. For more about ANGP, please visit www.angpinc.com

About Ingevity
Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance
Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, printing inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit www.ingevity.com.

For more information, contact:
ANGP
Matt Bonelli, Vice President
908-200-2403
mattbonelli@angpinc.com

Schulman is sizing up natural gas market - Crain's Cleveland Business

"A. Schulman thinks it has found a way to corner part of the automotive market by developing crucial components for cars of the future.

The Fairlawn-based plastics company is starting a major initiative, in partnership with New Jersey's Adsorbed Natural Gas Products (ANGP), to develop natural gas fueling systems that will be easier, safer and less stressful for consumers to use."

For the full article in Crain's Cleveland Business, click here.

A. Schulman Joins Coalition to Advance Low-Pressure ANG Technology for Motor Vehicles

A. Schulman, Inc. (SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, masterbatches, powders and resins, today announced that A. Schulman Inc. and Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) have reached an agreement whereby A. Schulman will join the coalition with ANGP to develop and produce the world's first commercially viable conformable Type IV adsorbent-based low pressure natural gas (ANG) storage tank for motor vehicles.

Find the full press release here:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-schulman-joins-coalition-to-advance-low-pressure-ang-technology-for-motor-vehicles-300410068.html

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. Is Issued U.S. Patent for Sorbent Based Low Pressure Gaseous Delivery System for Natural Gas Vehicles

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CHESTER, New Jersey, October 12, 2016 – Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) announced today it has received from the United State Patent and Trademark Office a Notice of Allowance for its Sorbent Based Low Pressure Gaseous Delivery System, which ANGP refers to as its Fuel Extraction Pressurization System (FEPS™). The formal issuance of the patent is expected over the next 8 to 12 weeks.

The patent covers the embodiment of the ANGP FEPS™ in an isolation circuit designed to operate only when the gaseous storage tank on a vehicle drops below a specified pressure.  This embodiment allows for increased energy efficiency of the ANGP adsorbed natural gas (ANG) based storage system in conjunction with the vehicle’s fuel injection and electrical systems.

ANGP’s isolation circuit triggered FEPS™ is best suited for high horse power applications requiring energy density flow at pressures in excess of 100 psi.  ANGP’s low pressure storage systems designed for light duty vehicles no longer require the use of the FEPS™ due to the high release rate of natural gas from the ANGP system technology.

“Issuance of this patent is more recognition of the continuing leadership in the commercialization of low pressure ANG technology for motor vehicles by ANGP and our coalition of major corporations,” said Bob Bonelli, co-founder and CEO of ANGP.

About ANGP
Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) designs, develops and manufactures on-board low pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage technology, and related products, for all classes of motor vehicles. The unique ANGP business model of working through a coalition of major corporations, each with specific competencies and global infrastructure, assures the market of the best combination of science, technology and manufacturing.  ANGP has one main objective: to be the leading motor vehicle ANG technology company, providing products that are disruptive, enabling and manufactured to the highest standards of safety, performance and reliability. For more about ANGP, please visit http://www.angpinc.com.

For more information, contact:
ANGP
Matt Bonelli, Vice President
908-200-2403
mattbonelli@angpinc.com

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. Receives 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for Gas Storage for Natural Gas Vehicles

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CHESTER, New Jersey, August 25, 2016 – Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) announced today it has received the 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for Gas Storage for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs).

The esteemed global marketing and consulting company concluded after a complex due diligence process:
“ANGP’s low-pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) tank for fueling motor vehicles is an optimized blend of sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and optimized performance. This enables a more rapid adoption of NGVs, which are privately fueled by fleets and individuals. The ANG system focuses on the automobile industry and is targeted toward fleet owners, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), infrastructure providers for refueling, and retrofitters that convert existing petroleum-based vehicles, enabling them to run both bi-fuel and dedicated NG. Because of its strong overall performance, ANGP is recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 New Product Innovation Award.” 

Frost & Sullivan, with 45 offices on six continents and more than 50 years of experience partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community, grants this award as part of its recognition of industry participants clearly demonstrating “best practices” in their field.

“This is a high honor for ANGP and recognition of our years of focus to commercialize low pressure adsorbed natural gas storage technology for motor vehicles,” said Bob Bonelli, co-founder and CEO of ANGP. Mr. Bonelli added, “This award is shared with the corporations with which we work, including, Ingevity Corporation, United Technologies Research Center, Aspen Compressor and Worthington Industries.”

Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst, Arpita Mukherjee is quoted, “Frost & Sullivan firmly believes that the on-board, low-pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage system developed by ANGP and its technology partners is an innovative, game-changing solution in the light duty vehicles’ (LDVs) fueling market. The significant economic benefits of ANGP’s low pressure natural gas storage system will certainly boost the global natural gas (NG) vehicles market while also strengthening the North American NG export industry."

A copy of the full report is available on request.

 

About ANGP
Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) designs, develops and manufactures on-board low pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage technology, and related products, for all classes of motor vehicles. The unique ANGP business model of working through a coalition of major corporations, each with specific competencies and global infrastructure, assures the market of the best combination of science, technology and manufacturing.  ANGP has one main objective: to be the leading motor vehicle ANG technology company, providing products that are disruptive, enabling and manufactured to the highest standards of safety, performance and reliability. For more about ANGP, please visit www.angpinc.com

For more information, contact:
ANGP
Matt Bonelli, Vice President
908-200-2403
mattbonelli@angpinc.com

 

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 45 offices on six continents. 

For more information, please visit http://www.frost.com.

Hartford Business Journal: UTRC conformable fuel tank could boost natural gas vehicles

Hartford Business Journal reviews ANGP and UTRC collaboration on ANG technology.

"UTRC's conformable tank design is ideal for lower-pressure adsorbed natural gas, enabling thinner tank walls and lower material costs, which ANGP hopes will lead to mass-market acceptance of its adsorbed natural gas storage technology for vehicles."

Read the full story here on HartfordBusiness.com

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. Commercializes the First ANSI NGV2 Compliant On-Board Low Pressure ANG Technology Storage System for Light-duty Vehicles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chester, NJ May 3, 2016 – Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) announced today that it has successfully installed the industry’s first ANSI NGV2 compliant adsorbed natural gas (ANG) active storage system. The system, which ANGP calls its first generation (GEN 1) ANG System, is comprised of six activated carbon monolith-filled seamless aluminum cylinders, fully ANSI NGV2 compliant for an operating pressure of 900 psig, and ANGP’s low-pressure fuel management system. The first system was successfully installed on ANGP’s 2014 Ford F-150 pick-up truck equipped with Ford’s CNG/LPG-ready 3.7 liter V6 bi-fuel engine for gasoline or natural gas operation. 

“Today we have met the challenge of producing a fully ANSI NGV2-compliant low-pressure ANG storage system for motor vehicles,” said Bob Bonelli, co-founder and CEO of ANGP. “Our GEN 1 system proves that low-pressure storage for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) is not only a possibility, but a commercial reality complying with the most demanding standards in the industry.”

Bonelli added, “Low pressure ANG technology has been the subject of credible research over the past three decades. It took the past four years of dedicated effort by ANGP and our manufacturing coalition of major corporations (Ingevity Corporation, Worthington Industries and Aspen Compressor), to develop a commercially viable ANG fuel system successfully passing the many strict tests comprising the ANSI NGV2 process.”

The ANGP GEN 1 ANG system includes several industry firsts:

  • ANSI NGV2 compliance, conducted by tank manufacturer Worthington Industries, which allows for over-the-road use of the vehicle; 
  • Seamless monolith-filled cylinders, containing Ingevity Corporation’s Nuchar® Fuelsorb™ activated carbon monoliths, developed and produced for ANGP. Worthington Industries and Ingevity Corporation worked closely to achieve the seamless closure of the ANGP ANG cylinder around the monoliths; and,
  • ANGP’s patent pending fuel extraction and pressurization system (FEPS™), which engages as tank pressure drops below 125 psig to ensure consistent fuel as the tank approaches empty. The FEPS™ is equipped with miniature compressor technology from Aspen Compressor, LLC.

This first production system is configured on the floor of the cargo box of the F-150. This system configuration allows for the full length and width of the cargo box to be utilized by installing a floor above the cylinders (ANGP’s truck is equipped with a clear floor above the system to allow for visual inspection of the configuration). Alternative configurations, that can be achieved by working with up-fitting companies and OEMs, include horizontal stacking in the front of the cargo box (similar to current CNG configurations) or “sunk” into a well below the cargo box of the truck to allow maximum depth to be utilized while leaving the length and width of the cargo box available for use.

“While we are extremely proud of this great milestone in NGV technology; the industry; and our company, we remain on schedule for the early 2017 release of our second generation (GEN 2) system - the ANGP conformable tank,” Bonelli said. 

He added, “Our GEN 2 system will be developed through ANGP’s exclusive license with United Technologies Research Center to use its innovative Type IV conformable tank design. GEN 2 can be configured for optimal space utilization and will enable commercially viable application in the broad light duty vehicle market, including passenger cars and SUVs.”

About ANGP
Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) designs, develops and manufactures on-board low pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage technology, and related products, for all classes of motor vehicles.  The unique ANGP business model of working through a coalition of major corporations, each with specific competencies and global infrastructure, assures the market of the best combination of science, technology and manufacturing.  ANGP has one main objective: to be the leading motor vehicle ANG technology company, providing products that are disruptive, enabling and manufactured to the highest standards of safety, performance and reliability. For more about ANGP please visit www.angpinc.com.

For more information, contact:
ANGP
Matt Bonelli, Vice President
908-200-2403
mattbonelli@angpinc.com
www.angpinc.com

United Technologies Research Center and Adsorbed Natural Gas Products unveil world’s first low-pressure conformable natural gas tank design at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland, March 1, 2016 – Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP), a pioneer in the commercialization of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicle technology, and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today unveiled a full-scale mockup of UTRC’s breakthrough conformable fuel tank for ANG vehicles. UTRC and ANGP held the unveiling at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit.

The tank, which is the first of its kind in the world, was showcased in the bed of ANGP’s ANG-powered Ford F-150 pickup, and was on display at Booth 807 during the Summit’s three-day Technology Showcase. UTRC developed its unique tank concept under ARPA-E’s Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy (MOVE) program. ANGP holds an exclusive license to UTRC’s design for a conformable, non-metal composite tank containing activated carbon adsorbents at pressures up to 1,000 psi. 

“ANGP’s fully integrated ANG system is truly a game-changer in the use of clean-burning, abundant natural gas as a transportation fuel. It combines lower operating pressures, a cost-effective high capacity adsorbent, a groundbreaking conformable tank design, and miniature rotary compressor technology in a total system solution,” said Bob Bonelli, ANGP co-founder and chief executive officer. “The lower pressure of ANG differentiates it from compressed natural gas (CNG) by allowing tank walls to be thinner and fuel dispensers to use smaller, less expensive compressors that consume far less energy.” 

He added, “Fleet operators soon will be able to reap the economic benefits of low-pressure fueling through the use of ANGP’s on-board storage system.”

“UTRC began developing its conformable tank in 2012, creating prototypes for CNG applications that typically operate in the 3,200-3,600 psi pressure range,” explained Dr. David Parekh, corporate vice president, Research, and director, UTRC. “As we looked for ways to commercialize this novel technology, we welcomed the opportunity to partner with ANGP as our exclusive licensee to bring our design to the U.S. market for low-pressure automotive applications. The flat tank mockup displayed at ARPA-E, which is only eight inches in height, fits nicely in the pickup bed. It can store 30 percent more natural gas than an array of conventional gas cylinders in the same space envelope.”

To commercialize the tank, ANGP has assembled a team of leading technology providers: (1) UTRC, designer of the conformable tank; (2) Ingevity Corporation, which produces an activated carbon adsorbent in monolith form (Nuchar® FuelSorb™) that is highly effective in capturing and releasing natural gas constituents; and (3) Aspen Compressor, developer of an innovative natural gas fuel pump. The coalition also includes other companies that specialize in the design and installation of natural gas fueling stations and conversions of vehicles to natural gas. 

“ANGP will introduce the first fully integrated ANG system for natural gas vehicles to the U.S. market in 2016,” Bonelli reported. “Initially, our systems will use seamless aluminum cylinders made by Worthington Industries while the UTRC design undergoes development and certification to NGV-2 standards for release in 2017. The incorporation of UTRC’s conformable Type IV tank into the system paves the way for lightweight, space-saving storage solutions ultimately needed for a mass-market product.”

About UTRC

As the innovation hub of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) supports the development of new technologies and capabilities across the company and collaborates with external research organizations, universities and government agencies globally to push the boundaries of science and technology. UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with additional operations at its affiliate in Berkeley, California. UTRC subsidiaries also carry out research and development work in Shanghai, China; Rome, Italy; and Cork, Ireland.  UTC, based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. Find out what it means to Be Curious at www.utrc.utc.com.

About ANGP

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) designs, develops and manufactures on-board low pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage technology, and related products, for all classes of motor vehicles.  The unique ANGP business model of working through a coalition of major corporations, each with specific competencies and global infrastructure, assures the market of the best combination of science, technology and manufacturing.  ANGP has one main objective: to be the leading motor vehicle ANG technology company, providing products that are disruptive, enabling and manufactured to the highest standards of safety, performance and reliability. For more about ANGP please visit www.angpinc.com.

About Ingevity

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance
Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. Ingevity is the specialty chemicals business of WestRoc, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: WRK). For more information, visit www.ingevity.com.

For more information, contact:

United Technologies Research Center
Laura Stevens, Communications
Office: 860-610-1653 | Mobile: 860-573-8625
stevenlh@utrc.utc.com

ANGP
Matt Bonelli, Vice President
908-200-2403
mattbonelli@angpinc.com

Acknowledgment: “The information, data, or work presented herein was funded in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy, under Award Number DE-AR0000254.”
Disclaimer: ““The information, data, or work presented herein was funded in part by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.”

United Technologies Research Center provides exclusive license to Adsorbed Natural Gas Products to develop world’s first conformable natural gas vehicle storage tank

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EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut, Feb. 4, 2016 – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) today announced an exclusive licensing agreement allowing ANGP to use UTRC’s patent-pending technology to develop and produce the world’s first commercially viable conformable adsorbent-based low pressure natural gas (ANG) storage tank for motor vehicles. The license applies to non-metal composite tanks containing activated carbon adsorbents at operating pressures of up to 1,000 psi. 

The agreement addresses a 30-year industry need to build a market for natural gas-powered vehicles within the United States, indicated Bob Bonelli, ANGP co-founder and chief executive officer.  

“Natural gas is a much cleaner and lower cost alternative to gasoline and diesel as a transportation fuel,” he noted. “While it is making inroads as a vehicle fuel source in the U.S. –  through transit buses and garbage trucks – making it a commercially feasible option for mass market application has been primarily hampered by the large, bulky cylinders required to house the highly pressurized fuel… which adds weight and leaves minimal useful storage space in a passenger car or light-duty truck.”

ANGP has addressed this barrier by using an adsorbent material (activated carbon) capable of storing large quantities of gas at a far lower pressure (<1,000 psi) than the 3,600 psi typically used for compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders. 

“The lower pressure makes natural gas filling stations more cost-effective because the amount of compression required is much less than that required for conventional CNG tanks. This translates into smaller pumping equipment, resulting in lower capital and operating costs,” said Bonelli. “When combined with UTRC’s innovative conformable tank design, the resultant product allows us to reduce weight, increase storage space, and improve fuel efficiency.”

According to Dr. David Parekh, corporate vice president, Research, and director, UTRC, UTRC began developing its conformable CNG tank in 2012 under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy (MOVE) program. 

“UTRC’s objective under this program was to develop a conformable modular tank concept based on topology-optimized structures, and state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing technologies,” he explained. “We are eager to transition our successful technology advancements under the MOVE program into a commercial product and anticipate working closely with ANGP in 2016 and beyond as it builds the market for ANG vehicles.”

“The industry has been waiting more than three decades for the union of low-pressure adsorbed natural gas technology and a conformable storage tank,” said Bonelli. “UTRC’s conformable tank provides 30 percent more storage capacity than multiple cylinders occupying the same envelope. The design is ideal for lower pressure ANG applications, enabling thinner tank walls and, therefore, lower material costs. With these benefits, ANGP looks forward to achieving the industry’s goal of mass market acceptance with its total system solution for natural gas as an automotive fuel.”  

About UTRC

As the innovation hub of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) supports the development of new technologies and capabilities across the company and collaborates with external research organizations, universities and government agencies globally to push the boundaries of science and technology. UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with additional operations at its affiliate in Berkeley, California. UTRC subsidiaries also carry out research and development work in Shanghai, China; Rome, Italy; and Cork, Ireland.  UTC, based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. Find out what it means to Be Curious at www.utrc.utc.com.

Acknowledgment: “The information, data, or work presented herein was funded in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy, under Award Number DE-AR0000254.”

Disclaimer: ““The information, data, or work presented herein was funded in part by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.”

About ANGP

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) designs, develops and manufactures on-board low pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage technology, and related products, for all classes of motor vehicles. The unique ANGP business model of working through a coalition of major corporations, each with specific competencies and global infrastructure, assures the market of the best combination of science, technology and manufacturing. ANGP has one main objective: to be the leading motor vehicle ANG technology company, providing products that are disruptive, enabling and manufactured to the highest standards of safety, performance and reliability. For more about ANGP, please visit www.angpinc.com.

For more information, contact:

United Technologies Research Center
Laura Stevens, Communications
860-610-1653
stevenlh@utrc.utc.com

ANGP
Matt Bonelli, Vice President
908-200-2403
mattbonelli@angpinc.com

ANGP Returns to MU for Annual Tech Expo

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) was of the featured companies at this year’s annual Tech Expo at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

COLUMBIA, MO October 15, 2015

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) was of the featured companies at this year’s annual Tech Expo at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.  Each year, the university presents new technologies associated with its current research programs.  In addition to a host of promising emerging technology, a few companies who have either commercialized science developed or studied at the university present keynote addresses.  This year, ANGP was one of three such companies.

Bob Bonelli, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ANGP, made a 30 minute presentation on low pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) technology and its application to natural gas vehicles.  Bob highlighted that ANGP’s origins date back to 2012 and research performed at the university.  “ANGP is proud to hold the license to the university’s ANG discoveries for the exclusive use of on-board motor vehicle fueling,” Mr. Bonelli said and continued, “though ANGP is using different, more commercially suitable materials, the university provided our company with gravitas at a running start.  For this, the university was granted equity ownership in ANGP.”

Bob presentation expanding on the unique commercially viable attributes of ANGP’s technology, but also detailed the industrial coalition business model built by ANGP.  “Our strength is in the coalition of global companies, each with specific core competencies and global manufacturing infrastructure, through which ANGP systems will be manufactured and distributed,” he said.

ANGP’s coalition is comprised of Ingevity, Worthington Industries, Aspen Compressor, Midwest Energy Solutions and – the latest addition – United Technologies Research Center.

ANGP is on schedule to enter the market with its first generation low pressure ANG storage system for pick-up trucks and service vans during the first quarter of 2016.

For more information contact: Matt Bonelli, V.P. Marketing at mattbonelli@angpinc.com; 908-200-2403.

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. is Commercializing On-Bard Low Pressure Storage and Delivery Systems for Natural Gas Vehicles

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. announced it has made steady progress toward delivering a commercial adsorbed natural gas (ANG) low pressure storage and delivery system to the market.

CALIFON, N.J. (PRWEB) JULY 30, 2015

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) announced today that, since its initial launch at the NGV America Conference and Exposition last November in Kansas City, Mo., it has made steady progress toward delivering a commercial adsorbed natural gas (ANG) low-pressure storage and delivery system to the market.

“Working with the support of our world class coalition, we are on track to offer a game-changing automotive system that will enable more rapid adaptation of natural gas vehicles in the United States and, eventually, the international market,” said Bob Bonelli, ANGP co-founder and chief executive officer. “ANGP’s adsorbed natural gas storage and delivery system will provide significant economic value to the market. Low pressure is truly an enabling technology that will offer more flexible options for natural gas storage while dramatically lowering the cost of compression on a per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) basis,” he added.

ANGP’s key to success is its business model, which leverages the developmental and manufacturing strength of its coalition partners. One partner, MWV Specialty Chemicals, is a global leader in activated carbons for more than 100 years. Another partner, Worthington Industries, is a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders. “MWV Specialty Chemicals’ support and close working relationship over the past three years has been incredible and the major driver for our accomplishments. Now, with Worthington Industries joining the coalition, our world-class, commercial coalition is complete,” said Bonelli.

At the heart of ANGP’s system is Nuchar® FuelSorb™ activated carbon monoliths developed and manufactured by MWV Specialty Chemicals. MWV Specialty Chemicals has been commercially manufacturing activated carbon for over 100 years and is the global market leader in evaporative emissions capture technology used on gasoline fueled automobiles. “Our 40 plus years of commercial success in capturing gasoline evaporative emissions in the automotive market has advanced our technology for the capture and release of hydrocarbons. Combined with our long history of activated carbon development and global manufacturing infrastructure, we’re uniquely qualified to support the successful commercialization of ANG technology for on-board low pressure natural gas storage in all classes of motor vehicles,” said Ed Woodcock, vice president, Carbon Technologies, MWV Specialty Chemicals, based in North Charleston, S.C.

The second key member of the coalition is Worthington Industries, based in Columbus, Ohio, a global leader in compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder development and manufacturing. Its engineers are working with ANGP and MWV Specialty Chemicals’ technical staff to design and manufacture a fully certified pressure vessel incorporating the activated carbon monoliths.

“Worthington is pleased to be working with ANGP and the coalition to bring commercial ANG low pressure storage systems to the market,” said Wayne Powers, general manager of Worthington Industries Alternative Fuels business. “Our strength is the consistent, reliable performance of our cylinder products due to decades of experience safely and efficiently storing and transporting alternative fuels. It’s a great opportunity to apply our unique expertise to this project.”

Another key member of the coalition is Aspen Compressor, LLC, of Marlborough, Mass.

Aspen Compressor is a 2005 spin off of Aspen Systems, Inc. (founded in 1984). With its rich history of four decades of innovation in aerospace, automotive, advanced materials, and other sectors, Aspen Compressor is the global leader in miniature rotary compressors. One of their groundbreaking, miniature compressors is a key component of ANGP’s creative fuel extraction and pressurization system (FEPS™, patent pending), designed to be the first natural gas “fuel pump” to assure complete and responsive fuel flow in response to the driver’s demand.

Dr. Kang Lee, founder and chief executive officer of Aspen Compressor, LLC, and Aspen Systems, Inc., said, “It is exciting to be part of this coalition and working on a technology that can make a meaningful impact to transform an industry, leading to significant reduction in carbon emissions on a global scale.” Dr. Lee was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2012 for his innovative technical and commercial achievements on flexible aerogel-based superinsulation, which was one of only two technologies selected each year in the world for the technologies and products that were originally developed for NASA’s space exploration, but already in widespread use worldwide.

One of the early members of ANGP’s commercial coalition is Midwest Energy Solutions, Inc. Founded in 2009, Midwest Energy Solutions designs and builds natural gas fueling stations. Midwest also has significant experience in on-board natural gas vehicle conversion systems and technology. They provided extensive, hands-on support in configuring and implementing ANGP’s demonstration bi-fuel vehicle, helping to fine tune ANGP’s adsorbed natural gas storage and delivery system integration.

“Our company has enjoyed working with ANGP over the years and assisting with our fueling experience and on-board system experience,” said Michael Batten, founder and president of Midwest Energy Solutions, Inc. “We look forward to participating in the coalition’s commercial ANG system rollout by addressing the low pressure fueling infrastructure aspects of successfully bringing ANG technology to market.”

“There are credible people and companies who have attempted to bring ANG technology to the commercial market. What sets ANGP apart is our unique development and manufacturing coalition in combination with our market-sensitive approach,” said Bonelli. “In order to successfully commercialize a new technology, you must first fully understand the economic value proposition that will capture the market. Then, you have to refine the technology collaboratively with the most capable suppliers to reliably deliver that economic value. Finally, you have to be prepared to professionally respond to anticipated demand with these suppliers’ global manufacturing capabilities,” he added.

ANGP also recognizes and values its close working relationship with The University of Missouri. ANGP secured the exclusive license for the University’s intellectual property related to activated carbon-based adsorbed natural gas storage technology for the automotive market.

Link to the official press release on PRWEB

Aspen Compressor signs Joint Development Agreement with ANGP

Aspen Compressor, a 2005 spin off of Aspen Systems (founded in 1984), with its rich history of four decades of innovation in aerospace, automotive, advanced materials, and other sectors, is the global leader in miniature rotary compressors. Aspen’s miniature compressor technology is the heart of ANGP’s creative fuel extraction and pressurization system – FEPS ™ (patent pending). ANGP’s FEPS ™ (patent pending) is designed to be the first natural gas “fuel pump” to assure complete and responsive fuel flow in response to the driver’s demand.

Dr. Kang Lee, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Compressor and Aspen Systems, said “It is exciting to be part of this coalition and working on a technology that can make a meaningful impact to transform an industry, leading to significant reduction in carbon emissions on a global scale.” Dr. Lee was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2012 for his innovative technical and commercial achievements on flexible aerogel based superinsulation, which was one of only two technologies selected each year in the world for the technologies and products that were originally developed for NASA’s space exploration but already in widespread use worldwide.

MWV Signs Joint Development Agreement with ANGP

Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles make up a relatively small percentage of the vehicles on our roads today, but that number is on the rise. In fact, according to a study by Grand View Research, Inc., the global CNG market will reach $129.77 billion by 2020.

Today's CNG vehicles use high-pressure storage tanks that have several drawbacks, including design limitations and the significant cost of building refueling stations due to the expensive equipment required to fuel vehicles with these systems. Adsorbed Natural Gas Products (ANGP) is a company whose mission is to make CNG vehicles more commercially viable by creating an affordable, low-pressure natural gas storage system. ANGP began developing their new, low-pressure CNG design in 2012, with the help of MWV's Carbon Technologies team.

The Carbon Technologies team's expertise in adsorption technologies and evaporative emissions control was a natural fit for ANGP. "They needed an affordable, high-capacity adsorbent carbon monolith, and we were able to provide it," said Brad Reed, manager, business development and innovation.

On a recent visit to the Division & Technical Center in Charleston, S.C., ANGP and MWV signed a joint development agreement, in which they committed to use our activated carbon monoliths, exclusively. "If adsorbed natural gas technology can penetrate even 10% of the global market forecast for compressed natural gas vehicles by 2020, MWV Specialty Chemicals will have to build another carbon plant," Brad said.

ANGP is focused on developing adsorbed natural gas storage systems in several formats, which will be used in a variety of vehicle types. During their visit to Charleston, the ANGP team demonstrated their progress by letting a few Carbon team members drive ANGP's Ford F-150 bi-fuel pickup truck, which has been converted to operate on adsorbed natural gas using MWV's carbon pellets in the ANG bed-mounted tank system.  

 
PICTURED: Ed Woodcock, Vice President, Carbon Technologies (in the driver's seat), sits with Robert A. Bonelli, Co-Founder, President and CEO of ANGP, in a converted Ford F-150 pickup truck, which now runs on an adsorbed natural gas fueling system.

PICTURED: Ed Woodcock, Vice President, Carbon Technologies (in the driver's seat), sits with Robert A. Bonelli, Co-Founder, President and CEO of ANGP, in a converted Ford F-150 pickup truck, which now runs on an adsorbed natural gas fueling system.

 

ANGP to Demo New Low Pressure Transportation Natural Gas System in San Marcos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX, November 17, 2014… Representatives of the Texas Railroad Commission, media and transportation industry are all eagerly awaiting and will attend a promising presentation demonstrating low-pressure commercial use of natural gas in transportation applications by Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) at a November 21, event in San Marcos, TX.  

“One of the most challenging hurdles for expanding the use of natural gas in transportation is the ability to safely increase its distribution and on-board storage,” said Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter. “The low-pressure fuel storage and delivery technology that will be displayed by ANGP is a giant leap forward. The advantages of this new technology are numerous and on the leading edge of improving the use of abundant, domestic, more-affordable natural gas in Texas, the United States and internationally.”

Among the advantages offered by the low-pressure ANGP system vs. traditional high-pressure CNG:

  • Significantly lower capital needed for fueling infrastructure yielding a minimum 40 percent reduction for most applications.
  • Superior fueling operational and maintenance economics realizing a savings in the U.S. of an estimated $0.20-0.30 per gallon equivalent.
  • Superior conformity with the vehicle allowing better use of space displaced on the vehicle for fuel storage.

“ANGP has been committed to bringing low-pressure on-board natural gas storage to the motor vehicle world since 2012,” said the firm’s CEO Robert Bonelli. “Building on almost three decades of science and working with the University of Missouri, MeadWestvaco Specialty Chemicals and Midwest Energy Solutions, we are working toward the first commercially viable low-pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) technology-based system for all classes of motor vehicles.”

Adsorbed natural gas technology is the use of a highly porous adsorbent material to densely store natural gas molecules at low pressures of 900 psi and below compared to typical 3,600 psi systems now in use. Under controlled depressurization, the gas molecules release and exit the storage system in response to the demand of the vehicle's engine. The patent-pending ANGP system employs advanced activated carbon monoliths developed specifically for the company by MeadWestvaco, a global leader in adsorbent technology for more than 100 years.

“The benefits to all Texans—from energy producers and marketers to end-product users—could be tremendous,” said Bonelli. “We are on the leading edge of American firms dedicated to helping ensure our economic independence and national security. We are confident that this new method of energy storage and transportation use will help achieve those goals. We look forward to hosting the demonstration in San Marcos.”

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EVENT DETAILS:
Friday, Nov. 21
9-11 a.m.
Dick’s Classic Car Museum
120 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX  78666
Directions: http://bit.ly/1yMDDOI  

CONTACT:
Robert Bonelli, CEO
ANGP, Inc.
RobertBonelli@AGNPInc.com
908-200-2402

MEDIA ADVISORY: MU, ANGP Inc. to Showcase New Alternative Fuel Technology at Kansas City Convention Center

Nov. 11, 2014    

Contacts:
Jeff Sossamon, Research Information Specialist, MU News Bureau, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346
Matt Bonelli, Vice President, Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, mattbonelli@angpinc.com, 908-432-1754

MEDIA ADVISORY: MU, ANGP Inc. to Showcase New Alternative Fuel Technology at Kansas City Convention Center

WHAT:     Officials from Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) will showcase an innovation in vehicle natural gas storage technology that is being tested on a truck. The prototype will be available to view at the North American Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Conference and Expo in Kansas City this week.

Researchers from the University of Missouri (MU) and representatives from ANGP have developed a natural gas tank filled with nanoporous carbon that is made from sawdust. MU and ANGP are part of a coalition with MeadWestvaco and Midwest Energy Solutions to produce and install a prototype of the tank on a pickup truck, which is being highlighted at the North American NGV Conference and Expo.

WHO:       Speakers and experts at the event will include:

  • Robert A. Bonelli, co-founder, president and chief executive officer, Adsorbed Natural Gas Products
  • Robert C. Bonelli, co-founder, senior vice president and chief counsel, Adsorbed Natural Gas Products
  • Matthew J. Bonelli, co-founder and vice president, Adsorbed Natural Gas Products
  • Peter Pfeifer, professor of physics at MU and principal project leader
  • Brett Maland, senior licensing & business development associate in the Department of Technology Management and Industry Relations at MU
  • Bradley W. Reed, director of the Department of Business Development & Innovation, MeadWestvaco
  • Billy-Paul Holbrook, senior product development scientist, MeadWestvaco

WHEN:     2 – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12
                8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13

WHERE:  Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W 13th Street, Kansas City, Mo.

NOTE:      Representatives from ANGP and MU will be available for media inquiries and photo opportunities in Booths 444 and 949 in the Kansas City Convention Center Exposition Hall.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), natural gas is one of the cleanest burning alternative fuels available; natural gas is cheaper than gasoline and diesel on an energy-equivalent basis, and most natural gas is produced domestically. Natural gas also can be produced from renewable sources such as landfills.

About Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. – ANGP, Inc. has been committed to bringing low-pressure on-board natural gas storage to the motor vehicle world since January 2012. Building on almost three decades of science and working with a Fortune 500 company, ANGP is working toward the first commercially viable low-pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) technology-based system for all classes of motor vehicles. For more information, please visit: www.angpinc.com.

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