This project introduced CNG to southeastern PA by showcasing some of the region’s most recognizable companies and their own fleets utilizing CNG as a motor fuel. The strength of this application came from the commitment by all project partners, including business competitors, to utilizing PA’s abundance of natural gas. The aggregation of all of our partners into a single application helped to promote the acceptance of natural gas as a conventional motor fuel by businesses of all types.
EP-ACT seeks to spur the acceptance of utilizing compressed natural gas as a vehicle fuel. Our 2 project partner’s unique application enabled us to help convert 23 vehicles to CNG fuel in order to take advantage of a new CNG fueling station we played an instrumental role in seeing come to fruition. This project introduced CNG to the public and to private companies that run along the Northeast extensions of the interstate highways. This project continues to demonstrate to stakeholders and the public alike the many economic advantages and environmental benefits of CNG in the Northeastern part of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Partnership for Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles (P3NGV)
This project utilized a multi-tiered approach to reducing and eliminating barriers to the adoption of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) by school district, municipal, and private fleets in Pennsylvania. This project created the tools and resources that are deployed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities (GPCC), Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC), and PECO Energy (PECO) to further the adoption of NGVs by public and private fleets across Pennsylvania. More specifically, P3NGV provides direct targeted workshops and training to municipal officials, fleet managers, and business managers from school districts and municipalities, as well as first responders in southeastern and western Pennsylvania. These workshops have and continue to ensure that key decision makers in these organizations understand the opportunities NGVs can provide.
The Commonwealth Energy Group CNG Vehicle Conversion Initiative is a project assembled by the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT). The proposal aggregated 3 unique business platforms into a single application for CNG vehicle conversions. The project was centered around the construction of a brand new CNG fueling station located at 1325 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18512, near Scranton Pennsylvania. Our 3 project partners; Road Scholar Trucking; DeNaples Auto Parts; DeNaples Sanitation combined have allowed us to help convert 19 vehicles from diesel to run on CNG. This project has served as a stepping stone for our partners' collective foray into maximizing the utility of the Commonwealth's abundance of natural gas as a vehicle fuel.
EP-ACT continually seeks to help fleets convert to LNG for long haul applications. This project utilized our centralized location near the convergence of 3 interstate highways; as such, we were able to construct The Commonwealths 1st public LNG refueling site. Our project consisted of our building a public LNG site that is anchored by a fleet of 20 Class 8 tractors. This project helped stimulate the use of LNG as an alternative to gasoline and diesel for long haul applications.
This project helped 6 counties in eastern Pennsylvania utilize 50 new school buses that run on propane. The goals and the objectives of the project were to provide air quality benefits to school children who ride these buses and fuel cost savings to those districts who utilize propane to replace diesel in their vehicles. We are proud to announce that we did just that and, in so doing, far surpassed our expectations in achieving all aforementioned goals in this project.
This is a comprehensive conversion project which includes some of Pennsylvania's largest companies and a diverse set of business platforms. This project facilitated greater partnerships between local transportation organizations; municipalities; public transportation; carting; construction; and service industries. This allowed for the successful submission of one unique application, which simultaneously employed private investment in infrastructure to help spur the usage of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an alternative to gasoline and diesel.
This project was instrumental in expanding the usage of natural gas as a domestically produced reliable vehicle fuel. This project helped spur the usage of CNG to an undersubscribed area, in both the availability of regional infrastructure and vehicle conversions. With the help of EP-ACT, this project provided for the procurement and conversion of 30 Class 8 diesel tractors to CNG. The development of this project was instrumental in helping Northampton county, more specifically Easton PA, begin using CNG as a vehicle fuel.