Which industries can use compressed natural gas in their vehicles?
Compressed natural gas has become an increasingly viable alternative to traditional fuels. Although many industrial sectors still use traditional fuels to operate their vehicle fleets, CNG would offer them many significant benefits.
Discover why compressed natural gas can be a smart and valuable choice for many industries.
Compressed natural gas in public transport
The public transit industry has many advantages when it comes to inter-city travel. Its main appeal is that it reduces the number of cars needed to transport people and therefore the pollution emitted by each individual.
Despite this environmental benefit, the public transport industry can and must also reduce its environmental footprint. Compressed natural gas is an ideal solution for this purpose, as vehicles equipped with CNG engines have reduced emissions compared to those equipped with diesel engines.
Beyond the environmental aspect, fuels account for a significant proportion of the expenses incurred each month by public transport companies and organizations. Natural gas is once again an ideal solution to reduce costs due to the numerous daily trips made by public transit vehicles.
Compressed natural gas is therefore a perfectly suitable alternative for the public transport sector. It enables companies to reduce their operating costs while making a positive contribution to the environment. These are not the only benefits provided by this fuel, however.
Compressed natural gas for waste collection
Vehicles used for various environmental tasks such as waste collection, maintenance of public water pipes and street cleaning have to make frequent stops and therefore consume large amounts of fuel. With the potential to save up to 35% compared to diesel-powered vehicles, CNG allows municipalities to reduce their fuel budgets. In addition, the price of natural gas is much less volatile than more traditional fuels, which allows for better control over operating costs through more accurate budget forecasting.
Moreover, CNG-powered commercial trucks pollute less and are also less noisy than their diesel-powered counterparts. They almost entirely reduce the emission of fine particles, which cause smog, and reduce noise pollution, which is a definite advantage for people living near or in residential areas.
Compressed natural gas in freight transport
The freight transportation sector is vital to the Quebec economy. It enables businesses in the province to grow. Despite this significant benefit, the freight transportation sector is also one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases in the province. CNG therefore appears to be an ideal choice when it comes to reducing the pollution caused by this industry without slowing down operations: it offers torque and power comparable to diesel, while polluting and costing less.
Furthermore, the network of public stations provides CNG trucks with the ability to refuel with natural gas at several locations in Quebec.
Compressed natural gas for vehicles, a benefit for many industries
CNG is a promising fuel for the entire road transport sector. Due to its lower price, lower environmental impact and ease of use, it is ideal for use in many industry sectors.
EBI is proud to actively contribute to the energy transition by offering CNG vehicles, in addition to producing and distributing the fuel on a large scale. For more information on our vehicles, compressed natural gas or any other questions, contact EBI, the natural gas expert.