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For the third consecutive year, transportation is the highest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions that result in unhealthy air quality for more than 4 in 10 Americans. Although problematic for many, air quality is improving thanks to development and adoption of alternative vehicles and subsequently, alternative fuel. Consumers, government and technology are paving the way for a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

Alternative fuel presents a strong environmental and economic business case for change.

 

Leading trucking, refuse, school, transit and municipality fleets have adopted alternative fuel strategies to reduce transportation-related emissions throughout their supply chain, subsequently improving air quality for the markets they serve.

Thanks to government policies and programs, fleets consuming alternative fuel also enjoy many financial benefits such as reduced taxation, clean fuel credits as well as funding for vehicle purchases and new fueling stations.

Many alternative fuel solutions exist; natural gas is one of the most established, with others emerging. What’s the right solution set for your business? Read more below or reach out – we can help.

 

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RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS

Renewable natural gas (also known as RNG) isn’t a fossil fuel like traditional natural gas, but can still be used with existing natural gas vehicles and infrastructure. It’s made by capturing, cleaning, and conditioning methane from landfills, agricultural facilities and wastewater treatment plants. Renewable natural gas offers sub-zero carbon intensity scores, which translates to unbeatable lifecycle emission benefits.

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COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS

Compressed natural gas (also known as CNG) is found beneath the earth’s surface, extracted then compressed to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. North America has an abundance of established natural gas supply and thanks to technological innovation, supply is continuously expanding.

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Natural Gas: Ready Now

Renewable natural gas availability is rapidly expanding thanks to programs that support new development projects. Dairy-based renewable natural gas is coming online, allowing fleets never-seen before emission reductions at a cost that rivals traditional fossil fuels.

Natural gas engine technology continues to advance. Cummins-Westport released a new platform that reduces Nitrous Oxide (NOx) emissions to near-zero levels, with upgrades that improve performance and reduce maintenance costs.

Vehicle and infrastructure funding programs continue to develop across the nation, reducing a fleet’s initial investment in alternative fuel.

Natural Gas Benefits

  • For Communities
    For Communities
  • For Companies and Fleets
    For Companies and Fleets
  • For Drivers
    For Drivers

Natural gas offers the fastest path to reducing transportation-related emissions. Innovative engine technology runs significantly quieter than traditional diesel engines – improving nuisance noise for communities and wildlife. Using the abundant, domestic supply increases job creation and boosts local economies. Together — these natural gas benefits improve air conditions and overall quality of life — now and for years to come.

Natural gas is an established alternative fuel, widely adopted by progressive fleets throughout the world. Engine technology is clean, proven and capable for up to class 8 vehicles. Infrastructure is developed, with over 1,200 stations and growing. Governments realize the impact natural gas vehicles can provide and have therefore allocated funding to expedite adoption. Not only are there numerous natural gas benefits, but this solution is the easy alternative fuel to satisfy emission reduction targets.

You can feel good about the natural gas benefits you’re helping bring to the communities you serve. Natural gas provides you the opportunity to make a difference through engines that reduce emissions and improve air quality. You are literally driving change. You’ll also appreciate the odorless, colorless characteristics of natural gas, eliminating any smells from fueling or maintaining the vehicle.

Other Alternative Fuel Solutions

  • Continue Reading Electric

    Electricity produced from oil, coal, nuclear energy, hydropower, natural gas, wind energy and solar can be used to power battery electric vehicles, often referred to as BEVs.

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  • Continue Reading Hydrogen

    Hydrogen can be used as an alternative fuel within fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and is produced from natural gas or renewable sources such as biogas, solar or wind.

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  • Continue Reading Biodiesel

    Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made primarily from biomass such as vegetable oils, animal fats or recycled restaurant grease that is typically blended into traditional diesel.

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  • Continue Reading Renewable Diesel

    Renewable diesel is similar to biodiesel in feedstock characteristics, but differs in its production process and is often not blended into traditional diesel. It can be used as a drop-in for diesel vehicles.

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FUEL PLAN SELECTION

It’s clear to see the many benefits alternative fuel can bring to you and the markets in which you operate. But – which path forward is best for you? What does your ideal future of fuel playbook look like?

This is where we can help. Our team of alternative fuel experts can help you customize a fuel plan that reflects your current and future needs. We’ll take the time to understand your logistical applications, regional policies, funding programs and sustainability goals to outline the best polyfuel approach for a cleaner future.

 
Ready to get started? Hover over your state in the map on the left to find a fuel expert near you or reference the team contact information below.

Alternative Fuel Experts

We look forward to a conversation with you.

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Scott Hanstedt

Director of Sales

shanstedt@usgain

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Ross Finlan

Business Development Manager | East Coast/Midwest

rfinlan@usgain.com

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Randy Richards

Business Development Manager | Southeast & South

rrichards@usgain.com

Mike Bolin

Business Development Manager | Southwest

mbolin@usgain.com

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Marten Mills

Business Development Manager | Northwest

mmills@usgain.com

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Sara Wiegert

National Accounts Manager

swiegert@usgain.com

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