Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, opened its ninth Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station this week at its hauling facility located at 1660 Hubbard Ave., in Batavia, Ill. Fourteen of the company's trucks fill up at the station every night and keep the greater Batavia community cleaner and greener every day. This number will increase as the company replaces retiring diesel trucks once their useful life has expired.
"We're proud of the fact that at the end of this year, approximately 15 percent of our fleet will run on CNG," said Advanced Disposal CEO Richard Burke. "We continue to invest in CNG to not only keep our fleet running cleaner and to create a more sustainable Earth, but this cleaner fuel source also reduces operations costs thereby enhancing stakeholder returns."
The station cost approximately $2 million to build. About 25 percent of Advanced Disposal's collection routes in the Batavia area run on CNG, and customers will notice the logo on the trucks reads "powered by CNG." A CNG truck costs between $30,000 and $40,000 more than a comparable diesel truck.
CNG is an alternative fuel used for internal combustion engines. It generates low hydrocarbon emissions and is considered a clean energy. While the U.S. imports more than 47 percent of the oil it uses, 98 percent of the natural gas used in the U.S. is produced in North America. In the U.S. alone, Natural Gas Vehicles offset the use of about 400 million gallons of gasoline in 2013, and that number is only increasing, according to the America Natural Gas Vehicles for America.
An Advanced Disposal CNG truck fills up at the company's new CNG station at its hauling facility in Batavia, Ill.
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Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the fifth largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 18 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations. We welcome you to learn more at AdvancedDisposal.com or follow us on Facebook.
Mary O’Brien, Chief Marketing Officer
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