Cenergy Solutions, a Nebraska-based developer of adsorbent natural gas (ANG) fueling systems, says it has delivered its first ANG vehicle to be used in a commercial fleet. The company applied its patent-pending ANG tank and system to a Dodge Ram 2500 with a 5.3-liter engine primed to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).
“We have been getting great results driving it in a variety of conditions, including steep grades in the mountains,” says Gary Fanger, COO of Cenergy Solutions.
The company claims its ANG system stores over six times the amount of natural gas at 350 psi and 20% more natural gas at 3,600 psi than in a conventional CNG tank.
Furthermore, Cenergy Solutions has announced it is working with a biomethane plant to store up to six times the amount of natural gas in the plant’s existing tanks with its ANG technology. The company says this plant has been in operation for two years and will soon exceed their natural gas storage capacity.
Cenergy Solutions says its ANG technology can be applied to virtually any type of natural gas storage system, including CNG vehicles, fueling stations, transport trucks and stationary natural gas storage. The company adds it is now retrofitting existing DOT-compliant natural gas cylinders with its proprietary ANG system.