- Bob Wallace
- New River, AZ
- United States
Principal & VP of Client Solutions, WIH Resource Group, Inc.
Clean Fuels (Alternative Fuels) In Refuse Collection Trucks: The Compelling Case for Converting to CNG or LNG from Diesel or Biodiesel
Introduction & The Challenge:
Everyday in every major City, Town or Community, one vehicle type, besides school buses, passes through every residential street - the garbage truck. Garbage Trucks (aka as Refuse Collection Trucks) operate daily in various parts of every residential part of every City, collection garbage, refuse or recycling. In most cities or twons, these trucks are still powered by traditional diesel or biodiesel, spewwing tons of carcingens into our atmosphere and our communities.
Those black plumes of smoke emit dangerous levels of CO2 and in the United States approximately 180,000 refuse trucks operate and burn approximately 1.2 billion gallons of diesel fuel a year, releasing almost 27 billion pounds of the greenhouse gas, CO2. Every gallon of diesel fuel burnt emits more than 22 pounds of CO2.
WIH Resource Group , a global leader in developing Client-specific Environmental and Logistical Solutions, has developed an industry White Paper on the subject focusing on what Federal, State and local grants, tax incentives and other means are available to assist both private sector waste management garbage companies as well as governmental agencies convert their diesel powered garbage trucks to cleaner, more environmentally firendly CNG or LNG alternative fueled fleets.
CNG is natural gas that has been compressed into a high-pressure container for transportation. Since the 1960s, CNG has become a vehicle fuel alternative to oil-based gasoline and diesel fuel. The International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles estimates that more than one million vehicles worldwide operate on CNG.
For additional information on WIH Resource Group and the White Paper entitled: Alternative Fuels Use in Refuse (Garbage Trucks) Collection Trucks (Fleets) - CNG & LNG, visit: http://wihrg.com/home