Synergy Natural Resources LLC, a Georgia-based company that specializes in the supply and transportation of bulk aggregate materials, is initiating a project that will see 200 heavy-duty trucks converted to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the implementation of mobile LNG refueling.
Synergy has developed and is marketing its PASS Box technology: the Portable Aggregate Supply System. This intermodal unit is designed to move aggregate materials through the entire supply chain via one containment system, which – in part – will be transported via the company's 200 new Peterbilt Model 579 tractors.
Westport will be supplying its iCE PACK on-board LNG tank system for the natural gas conversions – two iCE PACKs for each truck. The Peterbilts will also feature Cummins Westport's 11.9-liter ISX12 G natural gas engine. Synergy's Kelly Jackson tells NGT News that the first three NGVs are set to come online next month.
Also integral to the project are 13 trailer-mounted, mobile LNG refueling units provided by Texas-based NuBlu Innovations. The company focuses on small-scale liquefaction technology and turnkey LNG fuel options.