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the overall cost of fuel for his fleet. In addition to utilizing CNG in their fleet, GreenSeasons has eight commercial propane mowers. But he doesn’t plan to stop there. This company has big plans to eventually operate on 100% alternative and renewable energy sources. Keeping it Local When Chris decided to build his own station, he turned to fellow Louisiana Clean Fuels member and stakeholder, NGV Solutions. NGV Solutions built their custom “GForce” compressor using local companies and American made parts at their shop in Mississippi. The system currently has 22 dispensers and supplies 60 gallons per hour to the fill lines for the vehicles- giving them over 700 gallons of available fuel per night. This will allow the fleet size to double before reaching capacity.

The Fleet At time of publication, nearly 50% of the GreenSeasons fleet runs on CNG: • 16 CNG cabover Isuzu trucks: bi-fuel; AGA systems • 3 CNG pickup trucks: a mix of dedicated Westport systems and bi-fuel AGA systems • 4 Ford Transit vans: bi-fuel; Altech Eco systems • 8 propane mowers While they were able to take advantage of Louisiana’s tax credit for infrastructure and conversions, they were not up and running in time to utilize the federal tax credit. All of the vehicles are back in service and the fuel station has been fully operational since February 2017.

ANN SHANEYFELT | Louisiana Clean Fuels | ann@louisianacleanfuels.org | 225-342-3476 18

Fuels Fix, Spring 2017  

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