Station for Waste Trucks in Mississauga to Be Ontario’s Largest
U.S. Gain has publicized a partnership with Canada’s Emterra Group to build and operate the largest compressed natural gas fueling station in Ontario. The Gain Clean Fuel station in Mississauga, west of Toronto, will support a fleet of 120 CNG-fueled Emterra waste and recycling collection vehicles. updated March 26
It will also be open to other companies with CNG fleets.
“This will be our second Gain Clean Fuel CNG station in Canada and it adds to our growing network of Gain stations throughout North America,” U.S. Gain GM Bill Renz says in a March 20 release. The first Gain CNG station in Canada serves Rue du Transport in Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec.
‘CNG Is the Next Logical Step’
By the end of 2015, Emterra will have more than 200 recycling and waste collection natural gas trucks operating throughout Canada, U.S. Gain said.
“Converting our fleet to CNG is the next logical step for our company to fully live our mission of improving the environment,” said Emterra founder and CEO Emmie Leung.
Mack LEUs for Mississauga
The trucks for Mississauga will be Mack LEUs with a mix of Heil and McNeilus automated side loading and rear loading bodies. The Heil trucks feature a new design with CNG fuel cylinders “embedded inside of the bubble tailgate,” says Emterra corporate strategy and business development VP Paulina Leung.
“We don’t lose any turning radius due to behind-the-cab tank configurations,” she told F&F, or face height issues engendered by roof-mount CNG fuel assemblies.
Heil promotes the design as “CNrG Tailgate.”
Emterra serves more than 10% of Canada’s population via numerous municipal and commercial contracts throughout the country, in Michigan. The firm is converting its fleet of collection trucks from diesel to natural gas.
“It’s the passion we have for creating sustainability that drives our efforts and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with U.S. Gain,” CEO Emmie Leung said.
Gain Clean Fuel said it is on track to have more than 100 CNG stations in operation within the next two years. There are 46 Gain Clean Fuel stations in operation or under construction, all of them open for use by other companies and the general public.
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Source: Gain Clean Fuel with Fleets & Fuels follow-up