The new vehicles will be used for waste and recycling collection operations in Columbus, Ohio, and will be Waste Management’s first fleet of compressed natural gas trucks in the state. They will emit nearly zero air particulates and up to 25 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
Moreover, these NGVs, which use a “slow-fill” procedure to achieve greater engine efficiency, carry approximately 50 gallons of CNG. This capacity allows them to run 10 to 12 hours and complete a typical day’s waste or recycling collection route. Besides, the engines run quieter than traditional diesel engines, reducing noise during collection operations on community streets.
“The new fuelling facility will give us the direct capability to fuel a CNG fleet in the Columbus area, and with this fleet, we will lower our emissions, helping to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This demonstrates our commitment to being a positive environmental contributor to the communities we serve,” added Fello.
Source: Waste Management