Heavy Duty CNG and LNG Operated by 18 Companies Supported
Penn DoT Picks Four to Vie to Build 37 Public-Access CNG Stations
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has detailed awards totaling $7.3 million to 18 companies supporting the deployment of heavy duty natural gas vehicles in the state.
In a related action, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation picked teams led by Clean Energy Fuels, GP Strategies, Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions and Trillium CNG to participate in a project to build 37 transit agency-anchored public access compressed natural gas fueling stations (F&F, November 25).
“Natural gas, particularly from the shale formations here in Pennsylvania, is an abundant, affordable, domestic fuel that is putting this country on a path to energy independence,” Governor Tom Corbett said in a release.
For this third round of its funding program, Penn DEP says it received applications from 37 applicants requesting more than $10 million in grants. The first two rounds awarded a total $14.4 million to 43 companies and organizations making the switch to natural gas,” the agency says.
The third round Penn DEP awardees:
- Giant Eagle, purchase 16 CNG vehicles – $400,000;
- Penske Truck Leasing, purchase 20 CNG trucks – $500,000 (Allegheny County);
- Penske Truck Leasing, purchase 20 CNG trucks – $500,000 (Westmoreland County);
- Penske Truck Leasing, purchase 20 CNG trucks (in Dauphin and York counties) – $500,000;
- Beemac Trucking, purchase 15 CNG trucks – $375,000;
- Constructural Dynamics (Silvi Concrete), purchase 20 CNG concrete mixer trucks – $500,000;
- NFI Interactive Logistics, purchase 15 CNG trucks – $375,000;
- New Era Logistics, purchase 10 LNG trucks – $250,000;
- Ryder Truck Rental with partner Modern Transportation, purchase 10 CNG trucks – $250,000;
- Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities with partners Road Scholar Trucking, DeNaples Auto Parts, and DeNaples Sanitation, convert 19 vehicles to CNG – $475,000;
- Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities with partner W.W. Transport, purchase and convert 30 trucks to CNG – $500,000;
- Sheehy Mail Contractors, purchase 20 CNG trucks – $500,000;
- REV Hoopes Trucking, purchase 20 LNG trucks – $500,000;
- REV LNG, purchase 16 LNG trucks – $400,000;
- Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities with partner United Parcel Service, purchase 20 CNG trucks – $500,000;
- C.R. England, purchase of 10 LNG trucks – $239,197;
- Waste Management of Pennsylvania, purchase 25 CNG refuse vehicles – $500,000; and
- Northeast Associates, convert five trucks to CNG – $125,000.
Separately, Pennsylvania DEP has extended its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program to continue to provide $2,000 to support large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles until June 30, “or until the 500-vehicle benchmark is reached.” Penn DEP says it has invested $4.35 million toward the deployment of electric vehicles in Pennsylvania since 2011.
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Source: Pennsylvania DEP with Fleets & Fuels follow-up