Honda’s effort to minimize the environmental impact of its operations took another step forward as it opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its property in Troy, OH, the company announced.
The CNG station, which was designed, constructed and will be operated by Trillium CNG, is the second public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America, following one opened at Honda of America Manufacturing in Marysville, OH, in August.
As part of its overall vision to reduce total company CO2 emissions by 50% by the year 2050, Honda said it is working to minimize the environmental impact of its parts distribution operations through its “green fleet” programs. The program is part of a strategy that has seen Honda reduce the CO2 emissions intensity of its parts shipments by 37% since 2009 and reduce waste sent to landfills from parts distribution centers by 99.3%, according to the company.
“The American Honda Parts and Service Division is pleased to partner with Trillium on a Natural Gas fueling option at our Troy, Ohio site,” Steven Bailey, vice president, parts operations. “We have been using CNG in California with great success, and testing it in Texas as well. We are very excited about this new opportunity to expand our CNG network and reduce emissions, while maintaining world class delivery service to our dealerships.”
The CNG station is at the intersection of S. Stanfield Road and Commerce Center Blvd. in Troy near Honda’s parts consolidation and distribution operations. The station will feature two Class 8 dispensers for over-the-road carriers and can also serve customers who drive CNG-fueled passenger cars as well.
In addition, based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children," Honda said it is working to advance technologies that address society's environmental and energy concerns. The company's "Green Path" approach seeks to reduce or eliminate the use of substances of concern (SOCs) and scarce natural resources in the design of its vehicles, significantly reduce the CO2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations, continue to decrease CO2 emissions from the transportation of vehicles from its plants to dealers, and expand the involvement of U.S. Honda and Acura dealers in its "Green Dealer" program.