According to the project, 25 to 50 garbage trucks will be converted to use the LNG system, and a fuelling facility will be constructed to service this fleet. The station is planned to be built near an LNG terminal in Taichung City, in the centre of Taiwan. Currently, Taiwan has two LNG terminals, in the south and centre of the country.
“The pilot project can be started once the regulations are in place. This issue is the main concern for us at present. Therefore, proper adoption of standardization and regulations are very crucial to us,” CTCI R&D engineer Peter Hua told Asian Communications Group magazine.
Last May, together with Cummins Westport China and ANGVA members ,the organization visited “Beijing Public Transit Group” to learn more about LNG application in Heavy Duty Vehicles fleet in China.
After a visit to an LNG filling station and a bus terminal in Beijing, ANGVA director Lee Giok Seng stressed the association’s intention to support Taiwan in the promotion of NGVs. “When needed, we can visit the government and related entities in this country, introduce the (NGV) industry, provide information and motivate Taiwan to incorporate natural gas vehicles in Taiwan’s fleets just like we did with some other Asian countries. That is (an example of) what ANGVA does,” concluded Lee.
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