Sustainability

Clean Energy wins N.J. refuse contract

Posted on November 23, 2009

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA), a southern New Jersey-based services authority providing waste management and recycling services in Atlantic County, awarded a contract to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to design, build and maintain a new public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station. The facility will operate 24/7 to support ACUA's growing fleet of CNG refuse trucks, as well municipal and private CNG fleet vehicles in the area.

Committed to helping preserve environmental quality, ACUA will transition its fleet of refuse collection trucks from diesel to clean-burning natural gas power. Natural gas produces up to 23 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than diesel fuel in heavy-duty vehicles and up to 30 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline fuel in light-duty and medium duty vehicles.

ACUA has secured a $1.9 million award from grant funds allocated by the Department of Energy's Clean Cities Recovery Act, which will help defer the costs of constructing the fast-fill CNG station and acquiring new CNG refuse collection trucks. ACUA serves commercial and residential customers in South New Jersey's Atlantic County, which includes Atlantic City. The new Clean Energy CNG fuel station will be located on ACUA property in Egg Harbor Township.

Construction is slated to begin early in 2010.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

BYD electric bus wins L.A. Sustainability Coalition award

Award reflects BYD’s growth in the Los Angeles area and nationally, now employing hundreds of Californians at its factory in Lancaster and supplying buses to transit agencies around the country.

MBTA's new buses powered by BAE's propulsion systems

The HDS300 hybrid-electric-propulsion systems will soon be powering 44 New Flyer articulated buses in Boston with an option for 46 more as part of its largest HDS300 order to date.

BYD breaks ground on Phase II expansion of vehicle manufacturing facility

The Phase II expansion marks an important step in BYD’s plan to triple employment in three years, undertaken in response to increased demand for its zero-emission coaches, buses, and new medium- and heavy-duty truck product lineup.

Proterra unveils new Catalyst E2 series at APTA Annual

Its nominal range of 194 miles to 350 miles means the Catalyst E2 series is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of nearly every U.S. mass transit route on a single charge and offers the transit industry the first direct replacement for fossil-fueled transit vehicles.

BAE Systems’ Maddox to retire after 43 years in industry

John Maddox has been BAE Systems’ regional sales manager, transit, for western North America and the southern states for  nearly 10 years.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close