Seattle, Washington [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] A company that captures methane from waste or low-quality sources such as landfills, stranded gas wells, wastewater treatment facilities, and agricultural operations and turns it into liquid natural gas (LNG), Prometheus Energy announced what it says is another “first” using an LNG-powered vehicle to transport 10,000 gallons of LNG to a customer.
Prometheus’ new LNG-fuelled Kenworth tractor is shipping LNG from the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill LNG facility to be used as an alternative fuel for public transport vehicles in the Orange County Transit Authority fleet.
In total, the fleet of 232 LNG transit buses consumes over 15,000 gallons of LNG a day.
The company says that it LNG tractor provides comparable levels of power, torque and fuel efficiency to similar model diesel trucks.
Kirt Montague, CEO of Prometheus, commented: “We are thrilled to be leading by example and using clean energy vehicles to deliver LNG to users in the Southern California market. There is a substantial demand for commercially viable, alternative-fuelled transportation and delivery vehicles, and we are excited to have the first dedicated LNG-fuelled tractor to be delivering a load of LNG.”