GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - February 23, 2021
City of Orlando to add fleet of adsorbed natural gas trucks
The City of Orlando, Florida announced on Feb. 23 that it will participate in a demonstration program of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) bi-fuel, adding two ANG-equipped Ford F-150 pickup trucks to its fleet to assess fuel savings and GHG emissions reductions. The city has committed to running its fleet on 100% renewable resources by 2030.
Bi-fuel ANG trucks can be fueled at public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) stations or conveniently on-site at work through a small fueling compressor, reducing energy consumption by over 50% and markedly reducing fueling time. ANG vehicles emit 25% fewer GHG emissions than comparable gasoline and diesel vehicles and, when fueled with renewable natural gas, GHG emissions can be reduced by up to 125%. ANG technology has also been EPA-certified on the Ford F-150 since 2018.
“The City of Orlando has converted hundreds of municipal fleet vehicles to alternative fuel sources since launching its Green Works Orlando initiative in 2007,” Jonathan Ford, CAFS, fleet manager for the City of Orlando, said in a statement. “The city is already equipped with natural gas fueling stations and we have enjoyed the reduced emissions benefits and cost savings of natural gas with our CNG vehicles. We are excited to experience the fleet productivity and fueling convenience enabled by ANG technology.”
Ingevity will supply the fuel. Its solution also has been adopted by SoCalGas in California, Atlanta Gas Light in Georgia, and Ozinga Energy in Illinois.