The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Alabama has broken ground on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.
According to a Twitter update from BHM, the facility will be used to fuel Birmingham Airport Authority vehicles and will also be open to the public.
The authority was awarded a grant for the approximately $2.5 million initiative through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program. The airport authority is also replacing its diesel shuttle buses and one maintenance vehicle with CNG vehicles.
A video of the groundbreaking ceremony can be watched here:
BHM is proud to support its commitment to sustainability with the groundbreaking of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station. The CNG station will be used for the Birmingham Airport Authority’s vehicles that are being converted to run on CNG. #FlyBHM #EnvironmentalFriendly pic.twitter.com/GMMBLqlrjC
— Shuttlesworth Int’l (@BHMAirport) November 15, 2018