Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Waste Management Buys CNG Trucks

Garbage hauling giant Waste Management announced that it will buy twelve new CNG powered trucks to serve routes in Orange County, CA. The company received a $384 million grant from Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, an organization whose sole mission is the reduction of air pollution in Southern California.

The vehicles were purchased with the intention of reducing greenhouse gas nitrogen dioxide as well as particulate emissions. As I’ve noted several times recently, gas fans say the fuel is “clean burning,” but the first thing people think about these days is that suddenly controversial element carbon. The story of gas is even better when talking about nitrogen, sulfur and airborne particles.

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