The company has received a contract to design and construct a large time-fill CNG station for All Waste, Inc., based in Hartford, which currently owns 14 dedicated natural gas-powered trucks, among a total of 80 vehicles, with another 10 on order and the aim to convert 60 trucks within a 5-year period. The fueling site is expected to be operational by year’s end.
“This goes hand-in-hand with our long-term recycling efforts,” said All Waste’s Operation Manager Bob Norton. “We were the first to implement single-stream recycling in Connecticut, where all the types of paper products and glass and metal can go into a single receptacle. It increased recycling by over 100 percent. In keeping with that, we made the decision to convert to CNG for our larger garbage trucks.”
According to Scott Edelbach, Vice President of Sales for TruStar Energy, the new station consists of a single 200 hp compressor and 60 time-fill fueling posts. In addition, resources for a second compressor have been installed to allow for quick expansion sometime in 2015.
“Converting from diesel to CNG is a game changer for enhancing the profitability of transportation operations,” said TruStar Energy President Adam Comora. “Fuel savings from 30% to 50% generate significant value for fleet operators and their partners. Natural gas is better for the environment, better for domestic energy independence and better for the bottom line – truly a win-win-win solution.”
Source: TruStar Energy