Honda has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its property in Troy, Ohio.
The station, which was designed, constructed and will be operated by Trillium CNG, is the second public-access CNG station located on a Honda property in North America, following one opened at Honda of America Mfg. in Marysville, Ohio, in August. (The company teamed with Trillium CNG on the Marysville station, as well.)
As part of its overall vision to reduce total company CO2 emissions by 50% by the year 2050, Honda says it is working to minimize the environmental impact of its parts distribution operations through its “green fleet” program. According to the company, the program is part of a strategy that has seen Honda reduce the CO2 emissions intensity of its parts shipments by 37% since 2009 and reduce waste sent to landfills from parts distribution centers by 99.3%.
“We have been using CNG in California with great success, and testing it in Texas, as well,” explains Steven Bailey, Honda’s vice president of parts operations. “We are very excited about this new opportunity to expand our CNG network and reduce emissions, while maintaining world class delivery service to our dealerships.”
The Troy CNG station is located at the intersection of S. Stanfield Rd. and Commerce Center Blvd., near Honda’s parts consolidation and distribution operations. The station will feature two Class-8 dispensers for over-the-road carriers and can also serve customers who drive CNG-fueled passenger cars.
Honda says the fully automated station is intended both to provide service to those that have already adopted the use of CNG and to encourage and facilitate suppliers and logistics partners to adopt and expand its use in the trucks used in support of Honda operations.