MBL’s station features two state of the art booster compressors and two primary compressors. The booster compressors maximize the amount of fuel that can be compressed and dispersed at the source before going into the primary compressors. They allow MBL to deliver nearly 500 gallons of natural gas per hour to the bus yard using the same gas that is delivered to residential consumers. This capacity not only meets the agency’s current demand, but will also be sufficient as the fleet expands.
The facility, built by Seal Beach-based Clean Energy, was funded by the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) federal program, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “We are proud to be a part of the U.S. effort to decrease dependence on foreign oil, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate job growth in our community,” said Mayor Gomez.
Source: City of Montebello