Public Access Station to Support Refuse and Grapple Trucks,
TruStar Design Includes Two ANGI-Packaged Ariel Compressors
TruStar Energy is talking up the opening of the first large public fast-fill compressed natural gas for Indiana’s Muncie Sanitary District. TruStar worked under contract to ESG, the Indiana-based Energy Systems Group, on the Muncie facility. updated June 25
The station will support ten MSD vehicles, TruStar says, comprised of seven garbage trucks and three grapple trucks. “In addition, the public will also be encouraged to fuel their CNG vehicles at the station, which houses two fueling dispensers, similar to what a consumer would see at a gasoline fueling station.”
“CNG represented a substantial cost savings to us when compared to diesel fuel,” MSD administrator Nikki Grigsby says in a TruStar release. “Given that these trucks run five days per week and the cost of CNG is roughly half that of diesel, the fuel savings is substantial.”
“When we looked at all of the available alternative fuel options, CNG was the clear choice as there was a proven track record in place – from the engine OEM’s to end users across the country. We felt it was a pretty straightforward direction to take,” said Grigsby.
“Converting from diesel to CNG is a game-changer for enhancing the profitability of transportation operations,” said TruStar Energy president Adam Comora.
“Fuel savings from 30% to 50% create significant value for fleet operators and their partners… a win-win-win solution.”
Ariels via ANGI
The station equipment includes two large Ariel compressors packages by ANGI Energy with storage adequate to enable CNG fast-fills from four hoses at an average of six to ten gasoline gallon equivalents per minute, says TruStar’s Michael Hosfeld. The facility has been designed for future expansion should demand warrant, Hosfeld told F&F.
Newburgh, Ind.-based ESG is an energy services provider specializing in sustainable energy solutions. ESG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren Corp.
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Source: TruStar Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up