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

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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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