TruStar Energy won a contract for the design and construction of a time-fill CNG fuel station for the City of Tacoma, Washington.
The city has plans to eventually migrate up to 80 vehicles to domestic CNG as part of a larger strategy to reduce emissions and cut fuel costs.
TruStar Energy will deliver a portable fueling station that generates 100 diesel gallon equivalent [DGE] per hour to fuel the City’s trucks. In addition, dedicated 24 twin-hose time-fill posts and associated equipment will be installed at the site to allow for fueling.
“The PFS Elite Series fueling station fills a niche for companies looking to migrate to CNG fuel quickly and that have a smaller amount of trucks, limited space, or smaller fuel consumption that would not warrant a traditional brick and mortar station,” said TruStar Energy Vice President of Sales, Scott Edelbach.
The PFS allows fleet owners to rapidly migrate to on-site fueling because the entire station is mounted to a mobile platform that can be lifted into place at a customer’s location with minimal preparation. Because of its portability, the station can easily be moved to a secondary location – once the fleet grows beyond the fueling capacity of the PFS.
Griffith said they expect to take delivery of the first vehicles near the end of the year and are anticipating the TruStar PFS Elite 225 will be dispensing fuel sometime in first quarter of 2015.
Press Release, September 23, 2014; Image: TruStar Energy