Honda’s continuing effort to minimize the environmental impact of its operations took a major step forward today as it opened a CNG fueling station on its property in Marysville, Ohio. The facility, which was designed, constructed and will be operated by Trillium CNG, is the first public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America, at the interchange of Route 33 and Route 739.
The fully automated station will feature three Class 8 dispensers for over-the-road carriers and can also serve customers who drive CNG-fueled passenger cars as well. It is intended both to provide service to those that have already adopted the use of CNG, and to encourage and facilitate suppliers and logistical partners to adopt and expand its use in the trucks used in support of Honda operations.
“Honda considers the environmental impact of every aspect of our operations and this new CNG station will help reduce the impact of the delivery to our plants in Ohio of more than eight million parts each day,” said Tom Shoupe, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. “For those carriers utilizing CNG trucks, and by encouraging more to do so, this new station will make a significant impact on emissions.”
“We applaud Honda’s global commitment to environmental stewardship and are proud to be their partner on this landmark project,” said Joel Jansen, vice president of Trillium CNG. “Ohio remains a pivotal state in our infrastructure development plans due to its proximity to several major interstates and key shipping lanes. The station will feature our new proprietary fast-fill 7″ Hydraulic Intensifier Compressor (HY-C). The new HY-C is capable of delivering more fuel than most conventional CNG sites.”