TruStar Energy will build a compressed natural gas fueling station for the city of Tacoma, WA. The city has plans to eventually switch up to 80 vehicles to CNG as part of a larger strategy to reduce emissions and cut fuel costs.
“Cutting fuel costs and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions are two main goals for migrating to CNG,” said Lewis Griffith, City of Tacoma assistant division manager. “At present, we have one front load truck on order, and plan to order long haul trucks, roll-off chassis and rear loading trucks in the next year.”
TruStar said it will provide a portable fueling station that generates 100 diesel gallon equivalent [DGE] per hour to fuel the city’s trucks. In addition, dedicated 24 twin-hose time-fill posts and associated equipment will be installed at the site to allow for fueling.
“The PFS Elite Series fueling station fills a niche for companies looking to migrate to CNG fuel quickly and that have a smaller amount of trucks, limited space, or smaller fuel consumption that would not warrant a traditional brick and mortar station,” said Scott Edelbach, TruStar Energy vice president of sales.
The PFS allows fleet owners to rapidly migrate to on-site fueling because the entire station is mounted to a mobile platform that can be lifted into place at a customer’s location with minimal preparation, TruStar explained. Because of its portability, the station can easily be moved to a secondary location – once the fleet grows beyond the fueling capacity of the PFS.
The facility should be operational by the first quarter of 2015.