Natural gas fueling and infrastructure provider Clean Energy Fuels has launched a new business unit to assist companies in converting their vehicle fleets to natural gas.
The Facilities Modification Services business unit will offer a range of solutions ranging from basic consulting and design to turn-key modification projects. Tim Newman, currently Clean Energy’s director of grants, has been appointed general manager of the new unit.
The group will work with long-haul trucking companies, municipalities, refuse haulers, taxi and other fleet vehicle operators to ensure their maintenance facilities are code-compliant and are able to maximize the cost savings and environmental benefits of fueling with natural gas, the company said.
“The good news is a significant number of new natural gas vehicles are hitting the road every day, which has created the need for more natural-gas-compliant maintenance facilities to take care of these expanding fleets,” said Mitchell W. Pratt, COO. “Clean Energy will now be able to respond to this growing demand with our new Facilities Modification group which will be led by a talented executive. Tim comes to the job uniquely qualified through his years of valuable experience and knowledge of the natural gas fueling industry.”
“As with the other sectors of natural gas fueling, Clean Energy has taken the right steps to be the leader in providing the best solutions for customers to maintain their NGV fleets,” said Newman. “We have built more natural gas fueling stations and converted more vehicles to run on natural gas than any other company in the U.S. I look forward to taking Clean Energy’s bench strength of engineering, construction and technology into this new opportunity.”