Compressed Natural Gas
Hobart got its first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas, thanks to a series of grants. This is a smart switch.
HOBART | Hobart officials and representatives from South Shore Clean Cities are set to unveil the region's first compressed natural gas-powered garbage truck Monday.
Marty Ozinga IV said his family-owned business doesn't make it a practice to publicly pat itself on the back, but with the opening of the company's new compressed natural gas station, felt it was necessary.
Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga Bros. has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.
State Rep. Ed Soliday should be commended for looking at a pilot program to explore alternative ways to fund road construction in Indiana. The existing gas tax just isn't generating enough revenue.
FAIR OAKS | A new compressed natural gas station fueled by cow manure at Fair Oaks Farms completes a transportation corridor investors hope will be the first of many across the country.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce, local industries and alternative fuel advocacy groups are keeping a close eye on the Statehouse this session with concerns about legislation being introduced to place a tax on compressed natural gas for vehicles.
As the Indiana General Assembly begins its session on Monday, Northwest Indiana's residents — and, of course, their legislative delegation — should push for this agenda:
VALPARAISO | An offer to have someone else pay to have 18 of the city's diesel trucks retrofitted to reduce emissions was just too good to pass up for the city's Public Works Director Matt Evans.
Ozinga Indiana Ready Mix Concrete in Gary is one of five recipients in Indiana sharing $526,000 in federal grant funding for energy efficiency and conservation projects.
CROWN POINT | How Northwest Indiana and the greater Chicago area have taken another step in reducing dependence on foreign oil and improving air quality was showcased Thursday at the Purdue Technology Center.
Company officials say the success from a natural gas vehicle fueling pilot program in Gary is helping justify an expansion of the program to other facilities.
GARY | It may be difficult to imagine drivers waiting at the pump for 15 minutes to fill up a vehicle with gasoline. But if the lengthier fill-up could save $12,500 annually and reduce nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and other pollutants, as is the case for United States Steel Corp., it may …
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