“O” Ring CNG Fuel Systems would like to congratulate the Clinton County Solid Waste Authority and Wayne Township Landfill (WTL) on the opening of their new CNG station in McElhattan, PA! The new station, located 12 miles north of Interstate 80, just of PA 220 at 264 Landfill Ln in McElhattan, has both fast-fill public access as well as private fast and slow-fill posts for their own waste haulers’ use. The fast fill pumps deliver a full 3600 psi fill at a rate of 6-8 GGE’s per minute – essentially keeping refueling times about the same as their diesel counterparts.
Plans for the station have been in the works since last January, when WTL contracted “O” Ring CNG to construct their station. Since that time the site has steadily progressed from a lot, to a construction site, to a newly functioning alternative fuel station. The station officially opened its doors for business on August 23rd, 2013 and has been steadily pumping CNG into vehicles successfully for one month now!
WTL is committed to reducing their diesel use is in the process of converting their waste haulers to run on CNG with the help of another PA-based alternative fuel solutions company: Fyda Energy Solutions in Cannonsburg, PA. Fyda has a full-scale conversion center capable of converting many different engines to operate on CNG. WTL plans to continue conversions until their entire fleet operates on compressed natural gas. In addition, WTL has partnered with other local businesses to help encourage the community to use CNG as a less expensive, cleaner, local energy source.
For the Wayne Township Landfill, utilizing natural gas as an energy source is not a new idea; rather, they’ve been capturing their landfill gas (LFG) and putting it to work for years. LFG is approximately 50% methane and is a serious contributor to global warming as well as odor and smog problems. To combat these effects, WTL installed a landfill gas recovery system
in 1999 to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere and found a way to turn landfill operations into an opportunity for energy production.
WTL then provides the LFG to the Jersey Shore Steel (JSS) company, another Clinton County business, at an affordable rate below that of natural gas utilities. Not only has
this project reduced odor and air pollution as well as enhanced the local businesses’ energy independence, it has effectively preserved over 250 jobs in the local economy by cutting JSS’s operating costs by more than $500,000 annually. In addition, JSS was designated by PSU in 2011 as the greenest steel mill in the world!
So for WTL, the conversion to natural gas vehicles was a logical progression. They are an innovative, forward-thinking organization with unparalleled dedication to providing responsible solutions for trash disposal for their local community and Pennsylvania. Eventually, WTL plans to supply its CNG station with their own LFG and become entirely self-sufficient in their fueling needs.
“O” Ring CNG is proud to have partnered with WTL in the building, installation, and promotion of their CNG station. Although CNG station numbers are steadily growing in PA, the WTL station fills a critical gap in the PA CNG infrastructure network. PA continues to move towards a more diverse vehicular fuel profile and companies like WTL are leading the way!
For more information about WTL and the great work they are doing in the community, please visit their website at: http://www.waynetwplandfill.com/