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Clean Energy for Madrid CNG Buses

July 24, 2017 in CNG, Europe, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Compression Unit Supplying 16 ‘CleanCNG’ Machines

Clean Energy’s compression division is supplying 16 of its CleanCNG units for EMT/Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid fueling facilities in the Spanish capital.

EMT’s Entrevias Operations Center in Madrid

EMT operates some 2,000 buses, with upwards of 800 powered by compressed natural gas.

“Last month,” CleanEnergy says, “EMT and the City Council of Madrid approved the purchase of an additional 200 CNG buses in 2017, to go along with the purchase of 400 made in 2016.”

‘Madrid is Just One’

The sixteen 300-horsepower compressors are being placed via Spanish infrastructure provider Seranco, S.A. and Gas&Go at the agency’s Carabanchel, Entrevias, and Fuencarral CNG fueling facilities, and a new station at La Elipa.

Daimler Mercedes-Benz O-530 CNG Citaro bus operated by EMT Madrid.

“Madrid is just one of a number of cities across Europe and around the world which are taking steps to clean up their air that has become a significant health issue for its citizens, largely caused by the use of diesel,” Clean Energy Compression president Frank Meyer says in this morning’s release.

‘Intelligent Engineering’

Clean Energy Compression is the former IMW, “a pioneer in oil-free compression in cylinders and pistons,” Clean Energy says, “providing clean gas to the system while protecting the environment by minimizing the amount of lubricant used and keeping the storage capacity constant.”

The company’s CleanCNG line was introduced last year, providing “revolutionary improvements in compressor design and intelligent engineering,” Clean Energy said (F&F, June 14, 2016), resulting in a product “unparalleled in scalability, parts commonality and overall performance.”

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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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