The Linde Group, a global engineering and gases company, says it is adding 20 trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its North American fleet. These purchases will represent 20% of the company's tractor purchases this year.
‘Linde is now becoming a bigger LNG customer ourselves,’ says Earl Lawson, vice president of energy solutions for Linde North America. ‘It's a testament to our belief in the benefits of LNG.’
The company recently completed a pilot project in Southern California that tested the performance of three LNG trucks that hauled liquid carbon dioxide in greater Los Angeles. The successful pilot led Linde to begin using LNG vehicles in its commercial operations, the company says.
Linde, which operates a fleet of more than 700 trucks in North America, expects to put the new vehicles in service later this year.