$5.25 Million Project for Fraser Valley Public Access Fueling,
Station by Clean Energy Fuels for Emterra & Other Area Fleets
Canada’s Emterra Environmental says it’s investing $5.25 million to establish compressed natural gas fueling in Chilliwack, B.C., where it’s launching a fleet of CNG-fueled waste and recycling collection trucks.
Emterra has a fleet of about a dozen Peterbilt trucks operating in Chilliwack now but intends to add more.
“We’re blazing the trail in building CNG fueling stations for our own CNG fleets because we see the economic and environmental benefit of it,” Emterra founder and CEO Emmie Leung said in a release. “But we’re also improving the environmental health of BC by opening up this station for use by other CNG fleet owners and operators and members of the public,” she said.
“We’re building it for the future for us, but more so for other fleets in the area,” Emterra corporate strategy and business development VP Paulina Leung told F&F.
‘More So for Other Fleets’
The public-access station is being built by Clean Energy Fuels. Clean Energy Compression, the former IMW, is based in Chilliwack. When opened to the public, the station will be the first such facility in the Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver.
The station will be Emterra’s second. Emterra has a CMG station supporting a fleet of Crane Carrier refuse trucks in Winnipeg (F&F, June 18, 2012) and, also with Clean Energy, is building a CNG to open this summer in Victoria, B.C.
Gain Clean Fuel in fro Emterra Ontario
A fourth Emterra CNG station by Gain Clean Fuel, in Mississauga, Ont. will support a large fleet of Mack refuse trucks in Toronto (F&F, March 20).
The Chilliwack station “creates opportunities for B.C.’s fleet owners and operators to switch to a lower-cost, cleaner-burning CNG vehicles, helping to make B.C. businesses more competitive and sustainable,” Emterra says.
The company has operations in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Michigan.
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Source: Emterra Group with Fleets & Fuels follow-up