GE to Provide LNG Refueling for Trucks
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
GE will provide micro liquefied natural gas (LNG) units for a Clean Energy Fuels program to build a U.S. fueling network for over-the-road trucks.
GE said truck fleets using LNG rather than diesel can reduce fuel costs by more than 25% and lower air emissions. Next year four major truck manufacturers will introduce the Cummins Westport 12 L LNG engine, which is the optimum size for long-haul, Class 8 trucks.
Clean Energy plans to use the standardized micro LNG plants that GE introduced earlier this year. The first two units will begin operation in 2015 at yet undetermined truck stops.
The LNG units will produce 250,000 gal. (950,000 L) of LNG per day, or about 54 million diesel gallon equivalents (204 million L) per year and can be expanded to 1 million gal. (3.8 million L).
For more information: www.ge.com