Florida-based compressed natural gas (CNG) provider Nopetro recently opened the nation’s largest fueling facility in Orlando in a rare fully privately funded project for enhanced delivery and upgraded service to existing CNG vehicle fleets.
The new six-acre plant at the junction of John Young Parkway and LYNX Lane, born of a public-private partnership (P3) with the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX), consists of a private station serving LYNX alongside a public station with the goal of converting from diesel to CNG over the next five years.
“This P3 showcases LYNX’s commitment to sustainable public transportation, and puts us at the cutting edge of a nationwide movement,” Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, who chairs the LYNX Board of Directors, said. “LYNX will proudly be home to the nation’s largest facility of its kind. We very much look forward to working with Nopetro on this transformative opportunity. Converting LYNX’s fleet to CNG is a complete win/win for our communities.”
Nopetro constructed the station and provided maintenance upgrades. The project is financially linked to the regional bus service, with TECO Peoples Gas also acting as a partner. Converting to CNG is expected to cut emissions dramatically.
“Nopetro is extremely excited to be working with the LYNX team and to bring this proven and sustainable model to the region,” Jorge Herrera, Nopetro’s co-founder and CEO, said. “Our P3 approach to CNG infrastructure development is best in class and flexible to suit the specifics of any U.S. government fleet.”
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