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BASF Aktiengesellschaft

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF's high-value products and intelligent system solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up additional market opportunities.


As a major developer and manufacturer of fluid system components and  solutions for the alternative fuels industry, Swagelok tube fittings, valves and hoses were chosen by Volkswagen for their history of reliability, safety and long-running durability. In addition, Swagelok is co-sponsoring the Ecofuel Asia Tour and wishes the EcoFuel Caddy drive team a safe and successful record-breaking quest.

Worthington Cylinders

Worthington Cylinders’ contribution to the environmentally friendly technology of using CNG as a fuel has been the development of the lightest and safest steel CNG cylinders in the world. Technical competency, reliability and customised dimensions have made Worthington Cylinders GmbH the preferred supplier of CNG storage tanks on 4 continents. Both, Automotive OEMs as well as the Retrofit-Market appreciate Worthington Cylinders’ reliability and outstanding quality.Worthington Cylinders GmbH has approval for a variety of standards, like ISO11439, ECE R110, and NZS 5454. The VW Touran of the EcoFuel Asia Tour is equipped with our steel cylinders and we wish the team good luck for this adventure.


Endress+Hauser is a global supplier of process automation solutions. Its products are excellent in both performance and price; the services are ground-breaking. Both aid customers’ competitiveness with a maximum of quality, safety and efficiency. Endress+Hauser stands for continuity, industry know-how and long-term customer relationships.


Adnoc Distribution was established 1973 as the first government company specialized in the marketing and distribution of petroleum products in UAE. Adnoc Distribution has grown to be one of the largest petroleum companies in the Arabian Gulf and the Region and is the pioneer company in the field NGV.


OMV Gas International is OMV's central company in the gas field. OMV Gas International with the two business fields wholesale/trading (with the subsidiaries OMV Gas, EconGas and Petrom's gas activities) and logistics/storage (with the subsidiaries OMV Gas, Central European Gashub, Nabucco Gas Pipeline International, Adria LNG) is one of the leading gas trading and logistics company in Central Europe. In 2005, OMV Gas and EconGas sold 8.9 bcm in the business field of wholesale/trading, Petrom Gas sold 5.3 bcm. The sold transportation capacities in transit lines in Austria amounted to approximately 44.5 bcm/year of natural gas. In addition to supplying gas for Austria, these lines carry gas to Germany, Italy, France, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary. OMV is therefore an important component of Europe's natural gas network, and therefore a central natural gas hub for Europe. With an exchanged volume of approximately 2.5 bcm in the first half year 2006, the Central European Gashub developed into one of the most important gas platforms in Europe.


Since 1986 WEH are engaged in the development of components for refuelling with alternative fuels and laid the foundation for the worldwide NGV1 standard (ISO 14469). Today WEH offer a complete product line for CNG and hydrogen refuelling of cars, trucks and busses: fuelling nozzles, receptacles, break-aways, check valves, filter, hoses, etc. as well as fuelling nozzles and receptacles for LNG refuelling. Further information: .

BAUER Kompressoren

BAUER KOMPRESSOREN as the world market leader for high pressure compessor systems for air and gases for the industry as well as one of the leading manufacturers of natural gas and methane gas fuel stations supports the EcoFuel Asia Tour to drive forward the use of of fuels which are not harmful to the environment, as CNG – compressed natural gas.

Teesing Systems

Teesing Systems is a subsidiary of the parent company Teesing BV. We are an international supplier of fittings, valves, tubing, assemblies and systems for various industries, including alternative fuels. We have more than 10 years of experience worldwide in projects in this field and specialise in CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). We made a conscious decision to specialise in CNG, as this is the transition fuel for the future hydrogen economy. By the year 2020 we expect to have a hydrogen economy up and running. To enable us to focus entirely on the alternative fuel market, two years ago we decided to set up a subsidiary: Teesing Systems. We offer a complete package for alternative fuels, from a turnkey bus-filling station to a single dispenser and vehicle conversion kits. In the field of CNG we even offer a complete range of home filling units suitable for both private consumers and companies.


Protecting the environment is one of the essential corporate principles adopted by tyre manufacturer Michelin. All of its divisions are absolutely committed to respecting the environment, a principle that is deep-seated in the Michelin Charter entitled "Performance and Responsibility". It sources its raw materials in an ecologically responsible manner, minimizes pollutants during production, and its products comply with the same fundamental principle as well. In view of their especially low rolling resistance, Michelin tyres help to reduce fuel consumption in a sustainable way, thus decreasing the volume of CO2 emissions and promoting envi­ronmental protection. As a sponsor of the EcoFuel Asia Tour, Michelin is equipping the natural-gas powered VW Caddy EcoFuel with its Alpin A3 winter tyres, which offer optimised rolling resistance. Thanks to its innovative "helio-compound" tread with added sunflower oil, the Michelin Alpin A3 performs exceptionally well in wet weather.


The brand LuK offers components for the automotive drive train. The product range includes complete programs for clutches and system solutions (RepSet and RepSetPro), dual mass flywheels, clutch release systems, power steering pumps and vacuum pumps. The INA brand supplies engine and transmission components: Individual belt drive components, tension roller sets and kits, mechanical and hydraulic bucket tappets, rocker arms and finger followers as well as transmission components for manual and automatic gearboxes.


Der Initiativkreis Erdgas als Kraftstoff - Deutschland e. V. ist eine Vereinigung namhafter deutscher Gasversorgungsunternehmen sowie gaswirtschaftlich engagierter Verbände. Diese haben sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Verbreitung von Erdgasfahrzeugen und den Einsatz von Erdgas als Kraftstoff in solchen Fahrzeugen zu fördern. Der Verein verzeichnet derzeit 19 Mitglieder und hat seit seiner Gründung im Jahr 2004 eine Reihe von Aktionen durchgeführt.


Coexistence with the environment is one of the corporate goals of Panasonic since decades. Therefore it is quite logical that Panasonic is supporting the EcoFuel Asia Tour like many other environmental projects. As a technology leader we are proud to supply technical equipment that is unique in the market thanks to the Panasonic black box techology: "Toughbook" laptops which will work also in extreme environments despite heat, humidity and shocks, the professional AG-HVX200 camcorder which records native HDTV signals tapeless on P2 memory cards without any interruption because of temperature changes, humidity or dust. Finally a Panasonic navigation system will make sure that the team will not get lost.


Nikon Corporation, founded in 1917, secured its place as a pioneer of optical glass technology in Japan. With continued growth and expertise, Nikon now offers a diverse range of products from its world-renowned consumer and professional photographic equipment to industrial precision equipment. Nikon Europe B.V., distributes a wide range of imaging products from consumer to professional digital SLR cameras, Nikkor optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Coolscan digital film scanners; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics. At the heart of every Nikon camera is Nikon's exclusive feature system, making it easy for anyone to take amazing pictures.