Synergy Unit to Deliver Sand for Fracking in Texas,
NuBlu for a 60,000-GPD Liquefaction Unit for 2016
Atlanta-based Synergy Natural Resources said this morning that its Pass Box Global subsidiary will deploy 200 liquefied natural gas-fueled Peterbilt trucks to haul its innovative intermodal dry bulk units. The firm will initially deliver sand and proppants for hydraulic fracturing operations in Texas.
“Synergy is revolutionizing the transport of bulk aggregate while taking clean fuel initiatives for its fleet,” states a release.
Fuel is to be supplied by Flower Mound, Texas-based NuBlu Innovations, which has acquired 13 Orca mobile LNG units from Chart Industries. NuBlu will initially purchase LNG for Pass Box and other customers, and plans to open a 60,000-gallon-per-day liquefaction unit outside Monahans, Texas, west of Midland, in the first quarter of 2016.
Total Project Cost is $94 Million
Pass Box is described as a “revolutionary” weatherproof portable aggregate supply system (hence Pass). “Customers may transport dry bulk aggregate such as sand, cement or grain throughout the intermodal chain without having to unload the product,” the company says.
Synergy says it’s “ramping up for the demonstrations all across the U.S.” of the Pass Box technology. Pass Box Global’s new Peterbilt 579 trucks will have dual iCE Pack LNG tanks from Westport Innovations (for a total cost of $7.5 million, Synergy says).
“The entire project budget for Synergy is $94 million,” states today’s release.
NuBlu Looks Ahead to 120,000 Gallons Per Day
The NuBlu plant will use an economical, no-refrigerant pressure let-down technology, says corporate growth and development VP Cory Duck. The 60,000-GPD facility will be expandable to 120,000 GPD “as the needs arise,” he told F&F.
The first three of the 200 Peterbilt trucks for Synergy/Pass Box are expected to be delivered on January 15, says sales support manager Kelley Jackson. The first ten are being handled through Peterbilt of Atlanta, she told F&F.
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Source: Synergy Natural Resources with Fleets & Fuels follow-up