Ricova announced the opening of a new CNG station in Châteauguay, in the province of Quebec. The company was able to count on the recognized expertise of EBI Energie to support it in the construction of the facility, which will supply its almost 50 CNG-powered trucks to date, representing over 30% of the waste collection operator’s total fleet.
The natural gas station includes 15 dispensers, one of which can fill a truck in less than 20 minutes. CNG emits up to 30% less GHGs than diesel, and a single fill-up covers around 500 kilometers. This effort, which is part of the federal government’s drive to continue the transition to a cleaner economy, will help reduce GHGs produced by the transportation of municipal collection materials.
“The CNG filling station we currently use is located in Coteau-du-Lac, near Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, while the majority of CNG trucks used for municipal waste collection criss-cross the streets of the South Shore,” said Stephan Bergeron, Vice-President, Municipal Affairs.
“This represents hundreds of extra kilometers every week, adding to an already overloaded road network in the greater Montreal area. This solution saves us time, improves our environmental footprint and extends the life of our trucks: it’s a win-win all round. I would like to thank the EBI team for their collaboration on this project,” he added.