Linde North America says it has worked with C Cross Transportation to complete trial operations of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) mobile fueling unit – a small-scale platform that allows stakeholders to try LNG as an alternative fuel.
C Cross Transportation is a Mississippi-based heavy-duty hauler that operates a fleet of more than 100 tractors. The company and Linde set up the mobile unit to support an LNG truck that C Cross is testing in South Carolina. Linde handled the logistics, arranged the installation, deployed the equipment and provided training.
‘We were eager to test whether using LNG is feasible, and we are very pleased with the results,’ says Harrison Cook, president of C Cross. ‘Based on experience to date, we expect to expand the test going forward.’
‘This test demonstrates the simplicity of our LNG mobile fueling system,’ adds Douglas Bell, head of energy solutions, operations, at Linde North America. ‘We are delighted to report this positive experience from the field.’
For its part, Linde is building its own clean fleet by converting existing vehicles to run on LNG and purchasing new LNG-fueled tractors.