Clean Energy to fuel municipal waste fleet
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded the contract
by the Town of Brookhaven, New York, to build and operate a compressed
natural gas (CNG) fueling station and provide CNG fuel for more than
75 waste trucks serving the town’s 117,000 homes.
“Brookhaven becomes the newest municipality on Long Island to adopt a
clean waste management strategy by requiring the use of CNG trucks by
its carters,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy president.
The term of the contract is for 10 years with two 5-year renewal options
and includes preferential fuel prices for the town and for 13 contracted
refuse and recycling collection carters for seven years. The station
will be built on a 1.25-acre site at the town’s landfill. Fueling is
scheduled to begin on January 1, 2009.
Brookhaven estimates that this initiative over the first seven years
will displace 4.9 million gallons of imported diesel fuel, reduce nitrogen
oxide emissions by 304 tons and particulate matter by 12 tons, and reduce
greenhouse gases by over 20%.
The natural gas used to make CNG will be supplied to the station by the
regional gas utility, National Grid, which will provide a new pipeline
extension to the fueling station site in order to deliver the volume
of gas required for the trucks.