Quebec’s waste management and trucking company EBI Environnement Inc. has opened its fourth Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station in the province, located in Joliette in the Lanaudière region. This station is part of EBI’s planned development strategy, which aims to continue deploying its network in the coming years.
Located next to Techno Diesel, the largest service centre for trucks and trailers in the Lanaudière region, the new EBI public station enjoys a choice location on highway 158, close to Highway 31.
EBI already has public stations in Montréal-Est and Berthierville, both opened in 2013, as well as a private station in St-Félicien. “In addition to producing renewable natural gas, we offer our clients turnkey solutions for CNG fuelling and CNG truck leasing,” points out Olivier Sylvestre, manager of natural gas transportation development for EBI. “We have the expertise to accompany our clients in transitioning their fleet of trucks to this fuel of the future.”
Since 2003, EBI has produced renewable natural gas using biogases extracted from its technical landfill site. Thanks to a transition launched in 2011, EBI has more than 110 CNG-fuelled trucks. When used as a vehicle fuel, renewable CNG reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 90% compared to diesel. What’s more, consumption of this energy source significantly reduces emissions of the main atmospheric pollutants.
For road transporters, CNG allows for savings of up to 30% in the cost of fuel. EBI clients also enjoy stable prices thanks to long-term supply agreements.