TruStar Energy, a US developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has kicked off the city of Cincinnati’s first public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station with a groundbreaking of Kentuckiana Cleanfuel’s new facility. Located in Sharonville which is just minutes from downtown Cincinnati, it is easily accessible from the I-75 and I-71 corridors.
The CNG station will feature three dual-hose dispensers, capable of providing up to fifteen gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) per minute via the four 250 horsepower Ariel compressors packaged by ANGI. In addition, the station will be capable of providing fuel to customers around the clock, seven days a week.
“Ohio has been a very active state for CNG and for TruStar Energy,” said TruStar Energy VP of Sales and General Manager, Scott Edelbach. “We view Kentuckiana Cleanfuel as a valued partner in expanding CNG fueling infrastructure throughout the country.”
“We are taking a very conservative approach to expansion,” said Alan Steiden, President of Kentuckiana Cleanfuel. “We will have a total of four stations completed and fueling within the next year-and-a-half, and we always make sure to have enough volume locked in for success before we ever break ground. Now is the time for Cincinnati fleets to join the CNG revolution.”
The station will also operate as a depot for M&M Cartage Class 8 Freightliner trucks.
TruStar explains CNG is insulated from the price volatility of diesel and gas resulting from international conflicts and events, which in recent years have been responsible for dramatic price fluctuations. As for the environment, CNG-powered engines are clean and quiet; produce 30 percent less greenhouse gases; and do not need the costly exhaust after-treatment devices and diesel exhaust fluids required for diesel engines. Natural gas engines also have an average of 80 to 90 percent lower noise decibel level than diesel engines.
(Source: TruStar Energy )