Emterra Launching CNG Refuse Fleet in British Columbia
Emterra Environmental is investing $5.25 million in establishing a CNG fueling station and launching a fleet of CNG waste and recycling collection trucks in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Emterra provides waste and recycling services for the City of Chilliwack.
The new fueling station will soon be open to other CNG fleet owners and operators and become the first CNG station in the Fraser Valley that will be open to the public.
This is the second of four CNG fuelling stations that Emterra is establishing in Canada. The first was opened in 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The third Emterra CNG station will open this summer in the Capital Regional District in the City of Victoria, British Columbia, and the fourth in the City of Mississauga, Ontario, later in the year.
“We’re blazing the trail in building CNG fuelling stations for our own CNG fleets because we see the economic and environmental benefit of it,” said Emterra Founder and CEO Emmie Leung at a grand opening ceremony.
Emterra’s CNG fuelling station creates opportunities for BC’s fleet owners and operators to switch to a lower-cost, cleaner-burning CNG vehicles, helping to make BC businesses more competitive and sustainable.
Clean Energy was Emterra’s partner in building and operating the Chilliwack facility. Clean Energy Compression, formerly IMW Industries, is located in Chilliwack.
The CNG fuelling station in Chilliwack contributes to the BC Ministry of Natural Gas Development’s Natural Gas Strategy, including developing new markets for natural gas to increase the value of BC’s natural gas and promoting use of natural gas as a climate solution.