Seaboard Foods Biofuels Unit Has 160-Plus Natural Gas Trucks,
Separately TruStar Discloses a Deal for All Waste in Connecticut
TruStar Energy celebrated the opening of a previously announced compressed natural gas fueling station for High Plains Bioenergy in Guymon, Okla. High Plains is a unit of Seaboard Foods, which produces biofuels based on waste food products – and uses CNG itself. updated August 26
The TruStar-built CNG facility is HPB’s first for public access (as well as TruStar’s first in Oklahoma), with fuel offered 24/7. “The addition of the HPB CNG fueling station ensures the availability of CNG to Seaboard Foods’ fleet, but also provides a fuel source for the growing number of CNG vehicles in the Oklahoma Panhandle,” TruStar says.
“This is really a show piece for both TruStar Energy and High Plains Bioenergy,” TruStar sales VP Scott Edelbach said in a release. High Plains Bioenergy and Seaboard Foods, he said, “have been pioneers regarding alternative fuel for quite some time.”
‘Numerous Long-Term Benefits’
TruStar further notes, “Since the start of their transition, Seaboard Foods has logged more than 7 million miles with CNG fuel and is on track to displace more than 1 million gallons of diesel fuel this year alone.
“Their fleet includes more than 160 CNG fueled vehicles, which includes light duty pickups, semis hauling feed and livestock and over-the-road trucks hauling pork products from coast to coast.”
According to Seaboard CEO Holton, as quoted by TruStar, “CNG benefits the Seaboard Foods integrated food system and helps achieve the company’s sustainability goals, providing numerous long-term benefits that are changing the way the trucking industry fuels equipment.”
All Waste Converting Refuse Trucks in Hartford Area
Separately, TruStar said Tuesday that it has a contract to design and build a large time-fill fuel CNG station for All Waste, Inc., based in Hartford, Conn. The firm has 14 CNG-fueled refuse trucks with ten on order.
“We run a total of 80 vehicles,” All Waste operation manager Bob Norton says in TruStar’s August 26 release. “Our intent is to convert 60 trucks within a 5-year period,” he said. “We’ll be half way to that goal by July of 2015. We’ll continue to build from there.”
The TruStar station, to be open by year-end, is reportedly All Waste’s second CNG fueling facility. The firm publicized a station by Clean Energy Fuels in late 2012.
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Source: TruStar Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up