Why Natural Gas Vehicles ? It's All About the
    Numbers.

    Natural gas is a clean and abundant energy
    source. With development of shale natural gas
    exploration technologies in recent years,
    production of shale natural gas has seen
    consistent growth. There is a strong incentives to
    better utilize this abundant and relatively clean
    fuel.  Compared to gasoline, natural gas costs only
    about 1/4 of the gasoline on equal energy basis.
    52% of US households have natural gas line
    connections, that are potential 52 million mini-
    fueling stations.

    A 40 mile range Chevy Volt battery would cost
    $8000 for a consumer as of 2014, and an 70 mile
    Nissan Leaf Battery would cost at least $12,000.  
    In contrast, an 80 mile adsorbed natural gas(ANG)
    tank system would cost as low as $3000 and that
    includes a low pressure compressor at a cost of
    $1200. This is due to intrinsic simpler energy
    conversion processes of directly burning natural
    gas in car engines compared to rather complicated
    battery technologies. Never forget those batteries
    also takes enormous energy and expensive
    materials to make, therefore no so green as they
    appear to be.


    Why Natural Gas Cars are "Greener" than
    Battery Cars?
  • Battery cars draw electricity from grid power
  • Grid power is derived from natural gas or coal
  • Loss is huge from conversion of natural gas to
    electricity,  transmission of that power,  
    conversion of that AC power to stored battery DC
    power, and from that stored battery power to
    kinetic energy, every step has energy losses
  • There is only one single energy conversion  step
    in natural gas car, that is the combustion of
    natural gas in the car engine.
  • For driving equal distance, natural gas system
    costs a fraction of the battery system.
    Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) vs Compressed
    Natural Gas (CNG)

    Adsorbed natural gas uses adsorbent to store
    natural gas in a "semi-liquid" state, which enables
    more natural gas stored at lower pressure.
    Adsorbed natural gas typically operate at a
    pressure of 35-75 bar, which translates to
    cheaper fueling infrastructures and ANG car
    components.  Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
    operates at 200-300 bar and requires expensive
    infrastructure and costly car components. Low
    pressure of ANG enables inexpensive in-home
    fueling that allows average households to save an
    average of one thousand dollars each year on
    fuel.
    LUON Energy is dedicated to Adsorbed
    Natural Gas Vehicle Research and
    Commercialization

    With a simple conversion kit, almost all gasoline
    vehicles can be converted to gasoline-natural gas
    bifuel vehicle. Adding another two key
    components, you will have a fully functional
    gasoline-natural gas bifuel car: an ANG cylinder
    and a low pressure pump. With click of a button,
    the fuel types can be switched instantaneous
    while driving.  Here at Luon Energy, we specialize
    in the design and mass production of the ANG
    cylinders and the low pressure pumps, the
    equivalent of battery packs and chargers of a
    battery car, at much lower cost.   Check out our
    Youtube demo video here.
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    Is ANG safe ?

    Generally speaking, natural gas is much less
    dangerous than gasoline vapors. In case of
    spill, gasoline vapors mix with air to form an
    explosive mixture that stays to the ground due to
    higher density of gasoline vapor, while natural gas,
    being lighter than air, will simply goes up to the sky
    and quickly dissipate.

    ANG is also intrinsically safer than CNG because
    of  the lower pressure of the former.
Home Video: Luon home fueling ANG system and road
test
ing on self-converted ANG-gasoline bifuel car