Oregon-based Onboard Dynamics has delivered their GoFlo® CNG80 mobile compressor unit to NW Natural, the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. The unit is being used to fill tube trailers for bringing compressed natural gas to where it is needed throughout the company’s service territory.
The initial GoFlo® mobile compressor was delivered in September to NW Natural’s Sherwood, Oregon service center. It can also be used to compress renewable natural gas (RNG) into tube trailers at remote locations for injection into distribution systems.
“The GoFlo® has a unique design that we feel will help to expand CNG adoption throughout the Northwest,” says Chris Kroeker, product manager for Natural Gas Vehicles at NW Natural. “We’re excited to test its performance as we incorporate it into our operations.”
Unlike most CNG compressors that rely on electricity for power, the GoFlo® uses natural gas as its power source. This unique feature gives companies the ability to deploy the unit in many different capacities. For instance, it can be moved to remote locations to quickly establish a CNG refueling station at locations where infrastructure doesn’t currently exist. The mobile platform enables fleet managers and others to lower their fuel costs and carbon emission profiles by simplifying the compression of natural gas.
“We’re really enthusiastic to be working with NW Natural as they roll out our GoFlo® compressor into their refueling network,” said Rita Hansen, CEO of Onboard Dynamics. “Their early adoption of our technology has helped us to successfully bring it to market.”
“There’s a need for cleaner transit in Portland,” added Hansen. “The GoFlo® provides a cost-effective refueling option for vehicles running on clean burning natural and renewable natural gas.”
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