Kentuckiana Cleanfuel LLC has brought Cincinnati into the “compressed natural gas (CNG) revolution” after breaking ground on the US city’s first public CNG fuelling station.
The station, located in Sharonville, Ohio, will be powered by four 250 horsepower ANGI NG300E packages featuring Ariel JGQ/2 natural gas compressors, three dual-pump nozzles and a maximum fast-fill flow of up to 15 gallons per minute.
Although this represents a stride forward for the city of Cincinatti, Kentuckiana Cleanfuel’s President Alan Steiden explained the US-based company’s growth strategy and said, “We are taking a very conservative approach to expansion.”
“We will have a total of four stations completed and fuelling within the next year-and-a-half, and we always make sure to have enough volume locked in for success before we ever break ground. Now is the time for Cincinnati fleets to join the CNG revolution.”
The station is strategically located in a transportation-based industrial park and will operate as a depot for logistic business M&M Cartage’s Class 8 Freightliner trucks.
CNG-powered vehicles typically produce 20-30% less greenhouse gases (GHGs) and an 80-90% lower noise decibel level compared to traditional diesel engines. In addition, medium and heavy duty natural gas engines were the first engines to satisfy the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPAs) demanding 2010 emission standards for nitrogen oxides (NOx).