LNG / CNG
Why Natural Gas?
Natural gas, CH4, only contributes one carbon molecule when burned, which is far cleaner than gasoline and diesel which contribute 8 and 16+, respectively.
With the substantial growth of the LNG fuels industry around the world, the opportunity to utilize LNG as a clean and low-cost vehicle fuel in transportation fleets and heavy-horsepower equipment continues to grow.
AG&T’s on-site, micro-scale liquid natural gas production equipment is fully-automated and cutting edge. The technology allows for the creation of ultra-pure LNG after multiple purification and cryogenic stages.
LNG is far more attractive to fleet vehicle owners because it requires only 50% more fuel tank space to provide the same driving range as gasoline, unlike CNG. LNG is considered to be safer than CNG because LNG is stored under low pressure so a punctured tank will not decompress explosively, and the liquefied fuel has to first warm up and change to a gaseous state and mix with lots of air before it can burn. Despite the larger size of an LNG tank, its weight is roughly the same as a gasoline tank because LNG itself weighs half as much as gasoline.
The U.S. has an extensive infrastructure of underground pipeline systems capable of transporting natural gas from gas wells or from import terminals to over 85% of all U.S. structures. This natural gas system can economically and reliably supply natural gas feedstock to conveniently located compressed and liquefied natural gas vehicle refueling stations across the U.S. today. What’s more, USNGV stations can also use bio-gas generated by decaying waste at landfills, water treatment facilities, and cattle farms. This makes it possible to place these stations many more places!