Hauler Ace Solid Waste Converting to CNG, Adds Station

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 25, 2012

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Hauler Ace Solid Waste Converting to CNG, Adds Station

Waste and recycling hauler Ace Solid Waste Inc. has begun converting its truck fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) and has added a fueling station for its trucks.

The Ramsey, Minn.-based Ace plans to convert its entire 60-truck fleet to CNG in five years, according to Owner Andy Schweizer, in a news release.

Ace commissioned Vocational Energy, part of Tampa, Fla.-based Trucks.com, to build the facility, a “time-fill” station that allows the trucks to fill up overnight with attendant supervision. It can fuel up to 40 trucks at once.

"It just didn't make sense anymore to send billions of our dollars every day to purchase oil from governments that are not friendly to the United States," Schweizer said. “Some people say CNG is a 'green' fuel, but we look at it as red, white, and blue."

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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