Veolia launches new CNG powered refuse trucks in Madison

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Veolia launches new CNG powered refuse trucks in Madison

Greentech Lead America: Veolia ES Solid Waste, the solid
waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), has
launched a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks to its
Waunakee, Wisconsin, service area. This is the first private investment in
CNG-powered collection trucks in the Wisconsin state.

This fleet of CNG trucks will serve over 25,000
households across the greater Madison area, as well as the single-stream
recycling needs of over 5,000 commercial and industrial customers across Dane,
Green and Sauk counties

Veolia has introduced 13 new
CNG-powered trucks and a CNG fueling infrastructure that includes 48 fueling

The new CNG
 run approximately 15 percent (8-10 decibels)
quieter than trucks powered with diesel engines. The trucks also come equipped
with automated collection systems that increase efficiency and protect the
safety of drivers by keeping them in the cab instead of on the curb.

The Waunakee fueling infrastructure utilizes time-fill
fueling technology that allows drivers to fuel their trucks during overnight
hours. Veolia has plans to replace its diesel-powered collection trucks with
CNG-powered models over the next two years. The natural gas is being provided
to the site by Madison Gas & Electric.

CNG is one of the cleanest and most socially responsible
alternative fuels available today. CNG also produces 29 percent less carbon
dioxide than oil and is 90 percent cleaner than diesel in its natural state,
thus reducing the trucks’ overall operating impact on the environment.

Veolia currently operates four CNG fueling stations and
over 100 CNG-powered refuse collection and support vehicles in North America.

Veolia unveils fleet of CNG powered trucks in Indiana

Veolia ES Solid Waste announced the launch of a CNG
fueling station and compressed natural gas powered trucks in Indiana. Veolia
launched 28 new trucks of which 20 of them built by Indiana-based manufacturer
Autocar, while Kenworth produced the remaining eight roll-off trucks.

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