20 LNG Trucks Now, Soon to Be 30, Using Its Own Conversion System
El Paso-based EJ Madison has fielded 20 liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel trucks and is close to deploying 30 more using a new conversion system from its Clean Fuel Technologies, LLC affiliate.
The company has been studying alternative fuels for upwards of a year, says CEO John Warren. “That’s where the industry’s heading and natural gas seems to be the right way to go,” he told F&F.
Warren heads EJM Logistics, too, as well as the new Clean Fuel Technologies.
Clean Fuel Technologies has started with the 15-liter Cummins ISX diesel engine, converting it to dual fuel operation using a proprietary aspiration system. It’s being used in 20 International ProStar trucks and is being readied for 30 more. The firm is using LNG tanks from Chart Industries.
Offering the New Dual Fuel Kits to the Industry
Clean Fuel Technologies also plans to convert some Volvo trucks, and will later tackle other engines.
“We are beginning to sell to other people now” too, Warren says.
Clean Energy Fuels said earlier this week that it’s providing LNG for EJM at stations in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas San Antonio and in Jacksonville, Fla. “The fleet currently has traveled over five-hundred-thousand miles,” Clean Energy said.
The EJM fleet of 50 LNG-fueled trucks “is forecasted to consume approximately 336,000 DGEs [diesel gallon equivalents] of LNG per year,” the fuel provider said, adding, “Clean Energy LNG has dramatically reduced EJ Madison’s fleet maintenance costs by reducing carbon output and therefore reducing problems with diesel particulate systems that currently plague the industry.”
Jim Harger is chief marketing officer at Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE).
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Source: EJ Madison and Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up