Love’s Travel Stops, Silvi Concrete and Waste Management Benefit
The office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has publicized grants via the Commonwealth Financing Authority supporting six compressed natural gas fueling stations. “The proliferation of fueling stations is expected to result in reduced emissions, fuel savings and the utilization of domestically produced natural gas,” states a release.
“We have an available, abundant, domestic, economical and clean-burning supply of natural gas throughout Pennsylvania,” Corbett said. “Increasing the number of natural gas fueling stations in the state will grow the industry, boost employment and result in a better environment.”
The ACE – Alternative and Clean Energy – program grants provide Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores with
- $885,910 for construction of a public CNG fueling station in Mifflin Township, Columbia County,
- $924,809 for a public CNG fueling station in Jonestown Borough, Lebanon County, and
- $924,809 grant for a public CNG fueling station in Middlesex Township, Cumberland County.
Love’s will install two dual high flow dispensers for heavy duty, Class-8 tractor trailers and one dual hose dispenser for light-duty and private vehicle use at each site, says the governor’s office.
“Totaling $13,462,799, the projects include costs of running natural gas to the sites to ensure adequate supply and pressure to meet the demand of the commercial vehicles,” said the Corbett release.
Love’s late last month publicized expansion if fast-fill CNG network to Ohio, with a station in Burbank, west of Akron. Dillion Transport is anchor tenant for the public-access station there (F&F, January 25).
Grants to Silvi Concrete provide $244,222 for the construction of a public CNG fueling station at its concrete plant in Downingtown, and $244,222 to Silvi subsidiary Constructural Dynamics, Inc. for construction of a CNG fueling station at its concrete plant in Limerick Township.
“This will provide Silvi with numerous support sites for its CNG fleet and the flexibility to be fueled at any plant prior to being loaded for concrete delivery,” states the announcement.
Silvi is deploying 30 Oshkosh S-Series front discharge ready-mix concrete trucks with McNeilus bodies and fuel assembles (F&F, January 21).
Last, Waste Management of Pennsylvania will receive a $806,248 ACE grant to build a public CNG filling station with one public fast-fill pump at the Grand Central Sanitation facility in Pen Argyl, near Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania. The station will include 52 private time-fill pumps to support a 55 vehicle fleet of waste collection vehicles.
“The company anticipates reducing diesel consumption by 241,150 gallons in year one and 602,530 gallons annually by sixth year,” says the Corbett release.
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Source: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett with Fleets & Fuels follow-up