Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pa., has announced the approval of 11 projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority to assist in the development of clean and renewable energy projects across Pennsylvania. Among the projects are a compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station and a biogas purification facility.
In Philadelphia County, AAA Club Alliance Inc. was approved for a $74,993 grant for the purchase and installation of a CNG fueling station at its Brewster Ave. fleet management facility.
The station, which will have a daily capacity of 450 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE), and will enable AAA to expand its CNG fleet over the next 14 years. The total project cost is $299,975.
In Crawford County, CNG Services LLC was approved for a $538,500 loan for the purchase and installation of a biogas purification system, which will be located at Bortnick Dairy Farm in Beaver Township. The total project cost is $1,837,000.
The system will turn waste biogas into pipeline-quality natural gas to be used as transportation fuel at CNG Services’ fueling stations. The project is expected to produce approximately 2,500 GGEs of CNG annually.
“One of Pennsylvania’s greatest strengths is the diversity of our energy portfolio,” says Wolf.
The other funded projects will support the construction of energy-efficient school buildings and the installation of power systems such as biomass and combined heat and power.