Phoenix, AZ (PressExposure) April 16, 2009 -- WIH Resource Group (WIH), announced that it was awarded a alternative fuel project and recently completed a White Paper for one of the largest Cities in Idaho on the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) usage in refuse collection vehicles (Garbage Trucks). WIH Resource Group was retained by the City to conduct research and develop the White Paper and its associated recommendations on the use of fueling solid waste collection vehicles with compressed natural gas. WIH Resource Group was pleased to be awarded the project and selected to conduct the industry research and develop the White Paper.
About the White Paper The White Paper is created from industry research and analysis of the current use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in refuse (municipal solid waste - MSW) collection vehicles by both public sector agencies and private sector service providers throughout the United States. The Idaho City's interest in this information is to assess the potential for utilizing CNG fueled refuse collection vehicles in their own or subcontracted solid waste and recycling collection vehicles and operations. The surveys and interviews conducted by WIH's Staff with various cities and other private sector companies that currently utilize and operate CNG fleets, centered on securing industry experience, data and knowledge on the following key items of interest to the City including:
â¢ CNG Engine reliability; â¢ Optimal CNG engine type (manufacturer) â¢ Average age of CNG fueled fleets & life expectancy of CNG fueled fleets; â¢ Average R&M and operational costs of CNG fueled fleets; â¢ Determination of the overall reliability of CNG fueling systems; â¢ Assessment of the legal payload impacts, i.e. contrasting standard diesel collection vehicle payloads to that of CNG fueled trucks (CNG fueled vehicles have heavier tare weights due to the need for larger fuel tanks), including transportation routing cost impacts to and from disposal sites; â¢ Review of the available grant funding from the State, EPA and Federal agencies to assist in capital costs of fleet acquisition and ongoing operating costs; â¢ Assessment of the effects of CNG fuels and fueling in cold winter climates and elevation changes which require full trucks to transport up inclines of between 300 and 500 feet in elevation difference.
About WIH RESOURCE GROUP WIH Resource Group is a global leader and provider of comprehensive waste management, recycling and business solutions, specializing in, among other services, waste management operational performance assessments, transportation / logistics, alternative fuel use, solid waste planning, waste and recycling market studies and environmental services. Based in Phoenix, the company serves municipalities, commercial / industrial and both private and public sector clients throughout North America.
The Industry White Paper is availble for purchase for $299.00 per copy. Contact WIH Resource Group to secure a copy.