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TruStar awarded contract to design and build CNG fuelling station

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

TruStar Energy has announced that it has been awarded a contract to design and build a large time-fill fuelling station for All Waste, Inc. based in Hartford, Connecticut.

According to All Waste’s Operations Manager, Bob Norton, domestic CNG dovetails with other environmental programs that have been championed by All Waste – one of the largest private held refuse haulers in the state.

“This goes hand-in-hand with our long-term recycling efforts”, said Norton. “We are the leading hauler with regard to recycling volumes being removed from the waste stream. We were the first to implement single-stream recycling in Connecticut, where all the types of paper products and glass and metal can going into a single receptacle. It increased recycling by over 100%. In keeping with that, we made the decision to convert to CNG for our larger garbage trucks”.

Norton said that they currently have 14 dedicated CNG garbage trucks, with another 10 on order. “We run a total of 80 vehicles. Our intent is to convert 60 trucks within a 5-year period”, he said. “We’ll be halfway to that goal by July of 2015. We’ll continue to build from there”.

Scott Edelback, Vice President of Sales for truStar Energy, said All Waste’s long-term commitment to the environment strikes a chord with a lot of fleet owners in New England. “All Waste has been involved with CNG for about 18 months and several fleets in the area have since become involved in the CNG movement”.

TruStar Energy President Adam Comora said: “Converting from diesel to CNG is a game changer for enhancing the profitability of transportation operations. Fuel savings from 30% to 50% create significant value for fleet operators and their partners. Natural gas is better for the environment, better for domestic energy independence and better for the bottom line – truly a win-win-win solution”.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey

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