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Fairfield CNG Station Expansion Ribbon Cutting on June 10 a Huge Success!
The Town of Fairfield recently commissioned an upgrade and expansion of its existing CNG station at the Public Works Department. Friday 10 June 2011, the 3rd station Ribbon Cutting Event in the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project took place with assistance from many involved in the project.
Congressman Jim Himes and Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau spoke at the event. This was the second project opening in Congressman Himes’ district and First Selectment Tetreau’s first public appearance in his new position as First Selectman.
The Town of Fairfield has operated CNG vehicles for several years, but as Ed Boman, Deputy Public Works Director at the Town and Coordinator of the SW CT Clean Cities Coalition pointed out, “If we are to add more CNG vehicles to our fleet, we must have more capacity”, the funding assistance from the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project made this possible.


Tri-State L/CNG Fueling Station Celebrates First 90 days and first 350,000 Miles of Cleaner Air
 Enviro Express Fueling Station Delivers Huge Environmental Progress In Small Amount of Time

Bridgeport, CT—(April 1, 2011) Citizens and businesses in the Connecticut, New York and New Jersey tri-state area marked the first 90 days and first 350,000 fleet miles of operation last week at the Enviro Express combined Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station erected as part of the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project (CTCCFF). 
Located adjacent to I-95 in Connecticut’s largest city, the L/CNG station opened on December 10, 2010 and is a showcase project for others to follow. In just three months of operation, the Enviro Express fleet of 18 LNG Class 8 tractors displaced over 64,000 gallons of diesel fuel and more than 35,000 pounds of harmful emissions including CO, VOC, NOx, PM2.5 and Green House Gases. In addition to fleet service, the station also provides an additional variety of commercial, government and private fueling opportunities to customers throughout the area.  
"We could not be happier with the results to date," said Bill Malone, President of Enviro Express Natural Gas LLC. "This station has invigorated the alternative fuels debate, proven a concept on a large scale for private enterprise and made the air cleaner. It is a phenomenal success and we are proud to make a difference, make a living and cleaning the air all at the same time" he added.
 The $6.2 million Enviro Express station project is the only Class 8 LNG fleet and transportation fueling station east of the Mississippi River and stores up to 14,760 gallons of LNG. It is one of several major components of alternative fuel infrastructure deployed or soon to be deployed in Connecticut thanks to a $13.2 million, 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Department of Energy grant. Matched with public-private infrastructure investment a total of $29.4 million the grant includes building/retrofitting alternative fuel stations (LNG, CNG, Electric, Biodiesel and Hydrogen), alternative fuel vehicle deployments, and statewide training and education programs. 
"This is a truly historical project which encompasses the core mission of the USDOE Clean Cities Program − voluntary public-private partnerships focused on reducing our nation’s use of petroleum fuels," said Carla R. York, Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Drive, Inc., the project manager of the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project. "The tremendous accomplishments demonstrated to date at Enviro Express clearly portrays the benefits for industry in partnering with Clean Cities and choosing the economically viable path of clean burning, American fuels," she added. www.ct-futurefuels.com.
"The Enviro Express L/CNG station is already significantly contributing to the reduction of diesel emissions and the associated growth rate of childhood respiratory disease in Connecticut," said Southwestern Connecticut Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator Ed Boman. "This opening represents the beginning of many opportunities for fleets and citizens to convert to natural gas vehicles," he added.

Enviro Express Ribbon Cutting an Overwhelming Success!
In spite of the cold weather in Bridgeport, CT this morning, the ribbon cutting at Enviro Express was greeted by lots of sunshine and attendees. Well over 100 people attended this historic event as part of the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project that marked the opening of the 1st LNG transportation fueling station East of the Mississippi River. The station also has CNG fuel available for fleet and public access.
Congressman Jim Himes, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Mark Smith of the USDOE in Washington, DC spoke at the event.


For Immediate Release
Public-Private Partnership L/CNG Fueling Station Opens in Bridgeport
Enviro Express Natural Gas Station Supports Business, Government and Citizen Access
Bridgeport, CT—(December 10, 2010) Citizens and businesses in the Connecticut, New York and New Jersey tri-state area go cleaner and greener this week, celebrating the opening of the Enviro Express combined Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station at 555 Wordin Avenue in Bridgeport. The station is the first LNG transportation fueling center to open east of the Mississippi River, marking a significant step forward in the availability of alternative fuels in the Northeast Region.
An 11 a.m. ribbon cutting kicks off the alternative fuel infrastructure innovation, a part of the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project (CTCCFF). City of Bridgeport Mayor, Bill Finch will speak at this historic event. Special invited guests include Governor-elect Dan Malloy, Senator Joe Lieberman, Congressman Jim Himes, and Congressman John Larson. Mr. Mark Smith will represent the U. S. Department of Energy. Leadership members of the CTCCFF Project and Executive Management of Enviro Express Natural Gas, LLC, (EENG) the principal funding arms of the public-private partnership that made the station a reality will also be attending the event.
“We are really excited about this partnership and the opportunity to launch this exceptional station and deploy the first of our new Class 8 LNG Tractors, “ said Bill Malone of Enviro Express Natural Gas, LLC. “This station is a paradigm shift in commercial transportation fueling technologies and capabilities. We are hopeful this initiative will be the first of many fleet replacements or conversions by our nation’s fleet owners,” Malone added.
Located adjacent to I-95 in Connecticut’s largest city, the L/CNG station stores up to 14,760 gallons of LNG. The fueling station is a showcase project for others to follow and provides a variety of commercial, government and private fueling opportunities. The initial fleet of 18 LNG Class 8 tractors will displace over 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually and more than 675,000 pounds of harmful particulate emissions.
“It (the station) really is something unprecedented,” said Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator and CTCCFF Principal Investigator Lee Grannis. “With the help of the USDOE, we have built an entirely new fueling infrastructure, serving Connecticut, New York and New Jersey as well as travelers throughout the I-95 corridor. Nothing would make me happier than to see this plan replicated over and over again so we can wean America off foreign oil and capitalize on the nearly boundless supply of natural gas available here in the U.S.,” Grannis added.
Part of the $29 million Connecticut Future Fuels Project, the $6.2 million station project will dispense Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to commercial vehicles. Most visible of the station’s immediate new customers are a fleet of 18 new, LNG-powered, Kenworth™ Class 8 tractors. The “green machines” service Enviro Express Inc., a company co-located with EENG, which operates numerous transfer stations and provides collections services for ash, trash and solid waste for municipalities and large commercial accounts in both Fairfield and New Haven counties.
The EENG station also offers Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) service for municipalities, most notably Bridgeport’s 4 Heavy Dump Trucks which are being converted from diesel to CNG as part of the CTCCFF Project, and vehicles from the general public. “The Enviro L/CNG station will contribute significantly to the reduction of diesel emissions and the associated growth rate of childhood respiratory disease in Connecticut,” said Southwestern Connecticut Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator Ed Boman. “This opening represents the beginning of many opportunities for fleets and citizens to convert to natural gas vehicles,” Boman added. Multiple fleets and vehicles are expected to use the station as its existence is known and technologies come online.


Meriden, Connecticut (October 19, 2010)--The City of Meriden opens their first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling station for municipal vehicles at their fleet facility, 55 Michael Drive in a noon ribbon cutting ceremony, today.