Barnes Green Energy, in partnership with Barnes, Inc. and Zebulon Innovations, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of its new private Bauer CNG fueling station, located at the Barnes, Inc. headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Barnes installs and services EPA Certified/compliant vehicle conversion systems, offering trusted brands such as Zavoli and IMPCO Automotive. Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive attended the event and shared Dane County’s positive experience with NGVs and future fleet conversion plans.
A Bauer CNG C22 Duplex model was selected for the project, allowing 20 of Barnes’ CNG vehicles to be filled with a minimum of 20 GGEs (gas gallon equivalents) of CNG per each 10-12 hour filling cycle, with all fueling posts dispensing simultaneously. Barnes will rotate filling cycles to accommodate 40 vehicles at the station. Barnes’ cost for natural gas is .61 per GGE and approximately .75 per GGE total when electricity and other operating costs are factored in. A second phase of the project is planned as Barnes adds NGVs.
“The decision we made to install time-fill CNG fueling on our site will yield tremendous savings in cost over traditional petroleum operated vehicles. The important benefit of the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions allows us to greatly reduce our carbon footprint in an industry that is traditionally a huge polluter. Our investment in alternative fuels for our vehicles will put us in a much better position than our competitors in the future, financially and as a good steward to our environment,” said Mark Barnes, CEO of Barnes, Inc.
Zebulon, a Bauer CNG Distributor and Installer, was selected to provide a concept to completion, turn-key solution for the Barnes station. Zebulon’s services included project management, conceptual site plan, equipment supplier and employee training. “This is a great project that exemplifies what CNG offers. You can’t beat fueling your vehicles for .75 a GGE. Congratulations to Barnes for taking this step, and for setting an example in their community,” said Lee Nelson, Zebulon’s Chief Technology Officer.
Source: Zebulon Innovations