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Canada's Emterra Environmental to Launch Largest Natural Gas (CNG) Waste Fleet in Canada, Globally

Emterra Environmental is featured in Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine as it launches what will be the world’s largest cold-weather fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Waste collection services set for October 2012.

 
 
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PRLog - Sep. 17, 2012 - BURLINGTON, Canada -- Leading Canadian magazine covering the waste management sector, Solid Waste & Recycling, features Emterra Environmental and what will be the largest compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse fleet in the world in its September 2012 edition. The article showcases Emterra’s commitment to healthier communities utilizing compressed natural gas (CNG) fleets. Emterra Environmental will be serving the Winnipeg, Manitoba community utilizing a fleet of approximately 60 CNG waste and recycling trucks. In recent years, waste collection fleets showcased a few CNG vehicles, yet full adoption has yet to be realized at this scale.  

Emterra is taking a leadership position after winning the Winnipeg contract by supplying a complete CNG powered fleet of trucks and building out associated infrastructure to support services, which includes a CNG refuelling station at Emterra’s Winnipeg-based material recovery facility operation. The new fleet will be cleaner burning and quieter than standard waste collection vehicles. Fuel costs are projected to be half that of diesel without compromising truck work performance.

The City of Winnipeg contract calls for the collection of single-stream recyclables, waste, yard/organic waste and bulky items. The fleet is in line with the City’s environmental consciousness, “…to opt for trucks that matched our new attitude and that promised a cleaner environment” said Darryl Drohomerski, Winnipeg’s manager of solid waste services.

Emterra Environmental (http://www.emterra.ca) suggested a CNG fleet to service the contract although it was not a stipulated requirement. It reflected Emterra’s commitment to contributing to healthier, greener communities and not driven by any prospect of government-backed financial subsidies. The CNG vehicles employed are said to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20 percent. According to the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, that means approximately 2,400 fewer tonnes of GHG will be released into the environment.

Solid Waste and Recycling magazine also reports that Natural Resources Canada and Transport Canada are considering implementing a study to monitor the performance of this innovative initiative, particularly as it relates to winter performance of CNG waste collection trucks.

Since inception 35 years ago by Founder and CEO Emmie Leung, Emterra Group (http://www.emterra.ca) continues to be a Canadian leader in waste management and innovative diversion strategies for healthier communities. The Emterra Group divisions include Emterra Environmental, Emterra Tire Recycling, and Canadian Liquids Processing Ltd.

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Source:Emterra Group - Emterra Environmental
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Location:Burlington - Ontario - Canada
Industry:Environment, Business
Tags:cng, waste management, waste fleet, Green
Last Updated:Sep 17, 2012
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