TruStar Energy has broken ground on a compressed natural gas (CNG) station project for the City of Denver, which is in the midst of expanding its municipal fleet of natural gas vehicles.
This CNG refueling facility – TruStar's third in Colorado – will have a sizable complement of 136 time-fill slots, as well as a dual-hose fast-fill dispenser. The city currently operates seven CNG-powered refuse trucks, and plans call for more than a quarter of Denver's refuse and recycling trucks to be running on CNG by 2018.
‘Denver Public Works is very excited to grow our CNG fleet with the installation of the new fueling station,’ says Jose Cornejo, manager of Denver Public Works. ‘Overall, Denver is conscious of the way we utilize our fleet and fuel sources. The new CNG station will allow our fleet to be more sustainable while also saving taxpayer money.’
TruStar notes that the station is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014.