Concrete Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Taxis and Shuttle and the Public
Clean Energy will fuel New York City garbage trucks and ready-mix concrete trucks, heavy and medium duty trucks, and shuttles and taxis at a new public-access compressed natural gas fueling station at New York City’s JFK International Airport. The Airport Plazas facility opened today. updated April 4
The station is located at a multi-fuel installation, where Airport Plazas also offers ethanol/E-85, Tesla electric vehicle charging, as well as conventional gasoline and diesel. “However,” says Clean Energy, “CNG is the only alternative fuel which can meet the fueling needs of vehicles ranging from taxis to heavy-duty trucks.”
“CNG is an important fueling option for New York businesses and has proven to be a reliable fuel for the people of New York during times of natural disaster,” Clean Energy senior VP for sales and finance Peter Grace said in today’s JFK announcement.
Ferrara Brothers and the Sanitation Department
Clean Energy says it is now successfully operating at every international airport in the Northeast. It has more than 30 public stations in the Tri-State area.
Ferrara Brothers Building Materials is a Clean Energy client in Queens, as is the New York City Department of Sanitation.
“Our CNG fueling will not only positively impact the surrounding community and environment, limiting the need for foreign oil, but will also positively impact our bottom line,” Ferrara operations VP Bob Gartman says in the Clean Energy announcement.
Flushing-based Ferrara is an early adopter of natural gas for ready-mix concrete trucks (F&F, February 14, 2011), fielding Kenworth-chassis trucks with McNeilus bodies.
IMW Compression Equipment
“The New York Department of Sanitation’s municipal refuse fleet is the largest in the nation and requires a fueling partner who can meet the demands of our fleet,” said Rocco DiRico, deputy commissioner, New York City Department of Sanitation. “The new JFK CNG station makes fueling even easier for our department.”
The Clean Energy CNG facility at JFK features twin 500-horsepower compressors from Clean Energy subsidiary IMW supporting two dispensers with a total of four fueling hoses. There is a PSB Industries natural gas dryer and more than 36,300 standard cubic feet of storage capacity. Retail credit cards are accepted and the station has been built for increased compression capability in future.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up