Many school districts across the Nation have made the move to clean burning, cost saving Natural Gas. Converting just one one school bus from diesel to natural gas can displace 1,400 gallons of diesel fuel per year.
School buses can be filled either in a fast-fill fashion utilizing ASME Storage vessels or in a time-fill fashion. A time-fill design allows the buses to return to a common garage or parking area and connect to fill post assemblies. The buses are then filled over night.
In Tallahassee, Florida Leon County Schools have received the first eight new CNG powered buses and have opened a state-of-the-art NGV Refueling facility. The goal was to replace old diesel powered buses with a fleet of compressed natural gas buses that will reduce the district’s carbon foot print while using a domestically available fuel source. At the station ribbon cutting ceremony, Manny Joanos, Director of the Leon County School’s Energy Department, stated “There are no emissions into the atmosphere. This is a CNG bus, you can walk behind and never smell a fume. Additionally, we are going to save about 5 thousand dollars a year per bus on the fuel, this is a cheaper fuel, so we are very excited about this.”
The Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program is now available for organizations that operate diesel-powered bus fleets. Fleets that operate school and transit buses that operate in the State of Pennsylvania are eligible to apply. Please contact us for more information.