Honda Opens First CNG Station to Support Suppliers in Ohio
Honda’s continuing effort to minimize the environmental impact of its operations by opening a CNG fueling station on its property in Marysville, Ohio. The CNG station, which was designed, constructed and will be operated by Trillium CNG, is the first public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America. The fully automated station is intended both to provide service to those that have already adopted the use of CNG, and to encourage and facilitate suppliers and logistical partners to adopt and expand its use in the trucks used in support of Honda operations.
“Honda considers the environmental impact of every aspect of our operations and this new CNG station will help reduce the impact of the delivery to our plants in Ohio of more than eight million parts each day,” said Tom Shoupe, Executive Vice President and COO, Honda of America. “For those carriers utilizing CNG trucks, and by encouraging more to do so, this new station will make a significant impact on emissions, and nicely complements the many environment efforts we make with our own manufacturing operations.”
The station will feature three Class 8 dispensers for over-the-road carriers and can also serve customers who drive CNG-fueled passenger cars as well. The station uses Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill 7″ Hydraulic Intensifier Compressor (HY-C). The new HY-C is capable of delivering enough fuel to allow multiple heavy-duty vehicles to fuel across multiple lanes.