Ozinga has already tested CNG-powered concrete mixer trucks with a goal of reducing its reliance on foreign petroleum and diminishing its carbon footprint. After learning that the new natural gas engines reduced carbon emissions by 80-90 percent while offering the same horsepower and torque performance as traditional diesel engines, Ozinga pledged to switch its fleet of approximately 500 concrete mixer trucks to CNG by 2020.
“Once we began operating NGVs, we quickly realized the value of adding natural gas fuel to our operations because it’s abundant and affordable,” said Marty Ozinga IV, president of the fourth-generation family-owned company. “This is one more step on the path to achieving energy independence and expanding the use of alternative energy in the Chicago area.”
Source: GE Capital