TruStar Helps Refuse Fleet Launch CNG Capabilities


Pasco, Wash.-based refuse and recycling company Basin Disposal Inc. has unveiled new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure that the company installed in partnership with TruStar Energy.

The time-fill CNG station features a TruStar PFS Elite 150 portable fuel system, which will be serving Basin Disposal's four CNG-powered refuse trucks and two CNG pickup trucks. The company is adding at least five additional natural gas vehicles in the next year, and it is hastening its fleet-replacement schedule in order to realize a faster return on investment for the CNG infrastructure.

‘The fact that the PFS is moveable is important to us, as there are plans to eventually build a larger public fast-fill station at this location,’ says Basin Disposal President Darrick Dietrich. ‘The PFS can easily be transferred to our Walla Walla location as we convert our 10-truck fleet there.’

The PFS Elite 150 is TruStar's newest portable CNG-refueling product line. It is particularly suited to smaller fleet owners or those that are deploying NGVs among several locations, the company says.

‘We updated our original PFS design to make it more modula,r as well as easier to service,’ explains Scott Edelbach, TruStar's energy sales vice president. ‘We had a lot of customers tell us they loved the idea of a portable system, but wanted the flexibility to easily add more compressors to keep pace with their expanding fleets. Our engineering department took those comments and established a common frame that would allow for up to three compressors [PFS Elite 225] while maintaining the portability of the system.’

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