Compressed Natural Gas: Clean and Cost-Effective Transportation for West Michigan
Interest in natural gas as a transportation fuel is growing rapidly. Today, compressed natural gas (CNG) powers more than 112,000 vehicles in the United States and roughly 11.2 million vehicles worldwide. The advantages of natural gas as an alternative fuel include its domestic availability, widespread distribution infrastructure, low cost compared to petroleum-based fuel, and clean-burning qualities. CNG can cut fuel costs by about 50% while delivering the same power and performance. In addition, with rising fuel emissions standards, more government and corporate fleets are seeing the value that natural gas can add to their budgets.
This workshop will address many aspects of compressed natural gas, including: the business case for fleet conversion, building the infrastructure, and details on engine conversion and maintenance. After the discussion, we’ll take a tour of a new CNG fueling station, located in Wyoming, Michigan.
A light breakfast will be provided. Register now for this free workshop!
WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Sneden Hall, Grand Rapids Community College (map)
415 Fulton St East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Business Case for CNG (presentation by Waste Management)
Natural Gas Delivery and Infrastructure (presentation by MichCon/DTE)
CNG Fuel System and Engine Technology (presentation by Valley Truck Parts and Cummins Bridgeway)
Lunch provided by MichCon
CNG Fueling Station Tour (located at 500 44th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49548)
If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Aaron Champion, West Michigan Clean Cities Coordinator.