U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas (CNG) division of U.S. Venture Inc., has announced the completion of a new CNG station in Baltimore as part of a partnership with H&S Bakery, a bakery provider for McDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants. The fast-fill GAIN Clean Fuel station is located at the intersection of I-95 and I-895 in Baltimore and is open to all CNG fleets and the public.
Located near the bakery’s distribution center, the Baltimore station not only gives the H&S Bakery fleet a strategic fueling location, but also contributes to the company’s commitment to improve sustainability efforts. A $500,000 award from the Maryland Natural Gas Refilling Station Grant Program helped to fund the project.
“In addition to the cost savings, CNG has lower carbon emissions, which is better for the environment,” says Bill Renz, GAIN Clean Fuel’s general manager. “For companies like H&S Bakery, it fits perfectly into the environmental policies they have for their business.”
“Fleets that are making the decision to convert to CNG are doing it for two reasons. One, because it’s more efficient from an environmental perspective, and two, because it’s a smart business decision,” adds Renz. “Those companies that don’t begin to convert their fleets to CNG will have to catch up down the road.”