Greentech Lead America: GE, in association with Peake
Fuel Solutions, an affiliate of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, has launched
the CNG In A Box system to simplify the adoption of compressed natural gas
(CNG) refueling options for large- and small-scale retailers.
The CNG In A Box system is a plug-and-play on-site
fueling solution that comes with everything retailers need to add low-cost
natural gas fuel to their operations quickly and simply.
A vehicle fleet operator that uses the CNG In A
Box system for natural gas fueling instead of traditional gasoline fueling
can save about 40 percent in fuel costs, the company claims. This GE
ecomagination qualified refueling option provides an easy, lower-cost
fueling experience for consumers and a higher-margin solution for facility
operators compared to gasoline or diesel.
“In collaboration with Peake Fuel Solutions, GE is
developing infrastructure solutions to accelerate the adoption of natural gas
as a transportation fuel,” said Mike Hosford, general manager, Unconventional
Resources, GE Oil & Gas.
“The CNG In A Box system is a unique fueling solution
that brings together some of the best innovation from across GE to help fleet
owners and everyday drivers realize the benefits of cleaner burning, abundant,
more affordable natural gas,” Hosford added.
The CNG In A Box system compresses natural gas from a
pipeline into CNG on-site at a traditional automotive fueling station or
industrial location. CNG-powered vehicles such as taxis, buses or small trucks,
as well as individual consumer vehicles, can then refill their tanks using a
dispenser with the same look and feel as a traditional diesel or gasoline
“After working extensively with GE to develop the CNG In
A Box system, we are excited to unveil it at NACS and to the fueling industry
overall. Combining Peake Fuel Solutions’ natural gas expertise and
GE’s breadth of cross-industry technology capabilities will advance the use of
abundant and affordable natural gas fueling solutions,” said Kent Wilkinson,
vice president, Natural Gas Ventures, Chesapeake.
Financing for the CNG In A Box system is offered by GE
The CNG In A Box system’s 8 foot x 20 foot container.
Wayne, A GE Energy Business, manufactures the dispensers that deliver the CNG
from the CNG In A Box system unit to vehicles. These alternative fuel
dispensers feature PCI-compliant pay-at-the-pump technology for a familiar and
secure fueling experience.