BioCNG Expanding CNG Fueling for Louisiana Refuse Fleet

BioCNG LLC is expanding the BioCNG vehicle fuel project of Louisiana's St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District.

The project, which was fully commissioned in 2012, will be expanded to include an additional BioCNG system and a remote compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

BioCNG, which partnered with the district to develop the original system, has been selected to design, install and commission what is calls a ‘mother-daughter’ BioCNG station format – the first of its kind in the country, the company says.

The system was originally designed to serve public works trucks and the sheriffs' vehicle fleet. Now, with a new fuel purchaser, the district will increase on-site BioCNG production and provide an off-site CNG fueling station. The district can transport the BioCNG to the off-site location in a compressed gas tube trailer.

The expansion is part of a contract between St. Landry Solid Waste and Progressive Waste Systems. In exchange for continuation of its existing waste hauling contract with the district, Progressive Waste has agreed to purchase new CNG-powered trucks and will have access to the increased BioCNG generated from the expanded system. The expanded project will also provide BioCNG fuel to additional St. Landry Parish clients.

In 2013, the project received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Landfill Methane Outreach Program 2012 Project of the Year award.

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