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Nat G CNG for Matera: 31 Trucks

October 28, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of 31 Trucks Delivered Under TCEQ’s TERP Initiative

Houston’s busy Nat G CNG Solutions has begun delivering the first of 31 compressed natural gas trucks to San Antonio-based Matera Paper. The box trucks, all built by International Navistar, are being re-powered with natural gas engines under TERP, the Texas Emissions Reduction Program administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Nat G CNG Solutions is re-powering 31 Navistar International trucks with spark-ignition DT 466 engines from NGV Motori for dedicated-CNG operation for Matera Paper.

Nat G CNG Solutions is re-powering 31 Navistar International trucks with spark-ignition DT 466 engines from NGV Motori for dedicated-CNG operation for Matera Paper.

“With the new natural gas engines, Matera Paper will improve our local air quality and will also reduce their fueling costs by more than 30%,” Nat G co-CEO Balu Balagopal said in a release. NOx emissions will be reduced by nearly 75%.

The replacement engines are spark-ignition versions of Navistar’s 7.6-liter DT 466 by NGV Motori. Nat G is using either two or three 21-by-80-inch Type IV fuel cylinders from Quantum per truck. The two-tank trucks can carry 56.8 DGE/diesel gallon equivalents of CNG, says Materia fleet manager Steve Lovelady.

Nat G Helping with Fueling Too

Matera will have “the cleanest truck fleet in the janitorial supply industry,” Matera Paper president John Richardson said in the Nat G announcement.

Nat G says that in addition to repowering Matera’s delivery vehicles, it is helping develop natural gas fueling for Matera vehicles in San Antonio, Houston and Corpus Christi.


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Source: Nat G CNG Solutions with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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