In Warsaw, municipal waste collection and disposal company Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Oczyszczania (MPO) has taken delivery of 15 Scania garbage trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). This is the first of two deliveries of Scania Model P310 for MPO, to fulfill an order for 27 trucks, reports cng.auto.pl, a CNG promotion organisation in Poland. The trucks have a CNG tank capacity of 640 litres, sufficient for approximately 400 km under normal driving conditions. The vehicles meet the city’s requirements for quiet operation with low emissions.
Implementing a pilot project on introducing natural gas as motor fuel, Tatarstan will become the first Russian region with a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fleet. President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors Viktor Zubkov announced this news in Kazan at a meeting devoted to CNG development. Read more »
The U.S. City of Tampa, Florida rolls out the first of the city’s new compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste vehicles on February 12, at Tampa International Airport’s CNG station. “Replacing our older, diesel-powered garbage trucks with CNG trucks is good business. They will save taxpayer’s money, and are environmentally-friendly and more efficient,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “This is just the beginning for our fleet of CNG vehicles.” Read more »
The Californian City of Beverly Hills’ new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station is now open, serving the City’s growing fleet of CNG vehicles, including four new trash trucks. The USD 1.2 million project will save the City $250,000 each year in estimated fuel costs, and pay back the City’s investment in five to six years, depending on the price of diesel fuel. Read more »
Covanta Energy Corporation, owner and operator of large-scale Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy projects, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp., North American provider of natural gas for transportation, have entered into an agreement to co-develop compressed natural gas (CNG) stations at select Covanta facilities throughout the U.S. Read more »
US company Waste Management has opened a USD 2.8 million CNG refueling facility in Cranston, Rhode Island. The facility, which can support a fleet of 80 CNG vehicles with slow-fill pumps, is the first of its kind in New England. Following what has become a successful model, Waste Management also installed a fast-fill CNG pump adjacent to the fleet side of the facility that will be open to the public. With the opening of the station, Waste Management deployed 48 CNG waste and recycling collection vehicles. Read more »
Republic Services, a recycling and waste company that serves more than 200,000 households and 27,000 businesses in the St. Louis region, is investing nearly USD 25 million to enhance its fleet with 72 compressed natural gas (CNG) waste collection vehicles. The new CNG vehicles will replace older diesel models and provide a cleaner and quieter collection experience for residents and businesses in the St. Louis area. Read more »
Waste Management (WM) opened thirteen compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations across the USA in the first half of 2012, including 9 that are accessible by the public. This brings WM’s natural gas stations to 31, with another 17 either in operation or in construction by the end of 2012. The company owns the stations, purchases the fuel and finances the construction of the stations. Read more »
Scania Chile S.A. has introduced a new range of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles to the Chilean marketplace. The event took place at the residence of the Swedish Embassy in the presence of Minister for the Environment, María Ignacia Benítez. The new vehicles are the city truck P310, which runs on natural gas or biogas, and the K 270 bus, both factory fitted to operate on natural gas. Read more »
The City of Pomona, California, recently purchased 22 natural gas-powered Mack TerraPro Low Entry vehicles, converting its entire fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Bulldogs with the alternative-fuel technology. The vehicles are expected to be delivered in September 2012. The City ordered twenty TerraPro side-loaders and two rear-loaders for its solid waste management fleet. Read more »
Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA), has introduced a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks to its Waunakee, Wisconsin, service area. Veolia has invested in 13 new CNG-powered trucks and a CNG fueling infrastructure that includes 48 fueling bays, allowing for future expansion of the fleet as required to support the community’s needs. Read more »
Peterbilt Motors Company will offer the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G in 2013. This engine will be rated up to 400hp and 1,450 pounds of torque. It features spark ignition technology, a 3-way catalyst, and can be configured with a liquefied (LNG) or compressed (CNG) natural gas fuel system. Peterbilt’s three dedicated natural gas engine platforms offer an efficient and clean technology that will benefit customers in a wide range of applications. Read more »
The California Energy Commission (CEC)’s recent round of funding has assisted two grant recipients to work together to create a major biomethane project. Both recipients claim a first for the United States. An Atlas Disposal Industries facility will use natural gas produced by Clean World’s digestion system to fuel the company’s clean-fuel fleet, as well as vehicles from area jurisdictions and agencies. Read more »
Aqua America, Inc., a utility services company headquartered in Pennsylvania, is going to transition portions of its larger-vehicle fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG). Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., the company’s largest subsidiary, has been piloting CNG vehicles for more than a year and has already planned for a slow-fill station at its Springfield Operations Center in Delaware County.
A provider of waste and environmental services in New Zealand, Transpacific Industries Group (NZ) Ltd owns and operates Redvale landfill, where it captures methane gas. While most of the gas is utilised for electricity generation, a portion is cleaned to a standard suitable for use as a transportation fuel. A dual-fuel rubbish truck powered with this biomethane caught the eye of the judges at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Awards in Auckland recently, reports the New Zealand Herald. The project was highly commended by the judges. Read more »