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Perry Babb, President
A movement to promote and facilitate the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel in Pennsylvania and across America.
Convert. Pa is a movement, . . a news and networking service of likeminded private, corporate and municipal proponents of the shift to natural gas as a primary transportation fuel. [email protected] PA. net
Converting Vehicles Building Fueling Stations
‘We don’t need to know why. We need to know how. ’ Pete Smeltz, Clinton County Commissioner
DEFINITIONS Bi-FUEL: Capable of using either gasoline or CNG as an ignition fuel DUAL-FUEL: Uses blended fuels - diesel fumigation DEDICATED: Uses only one fuel – gasoline, diesel, or CNG
SAFETY Approved CNG storage tanks are safer than liquid fuel tanks CNG is lighter than air so it disperses up and away from a leak and will not pool CNG cannot ignite in concentrations <5% or >15%
BENEFITS 1/3 to 1/2 LOWER Fuel Costs CLEANER: reduces NOx & particulate emissions QUIETER running vehicles REDUCED Scheduled Maintenance
BENEFITS DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED: Reduces dependence on foreign oil AMPLE SUPPLY: Does not depend on over-the-road transportation for delivery making it more dependable and available
INCENTIVES FEDERAL: . 50 gal. tax credit $1, 000 conversion tax credit Various Natural Gas Legislative measures are awaiting action: May 25 th. Include: tax credits for alternative fuel vehicle purchases
HOW? TECHNOLOGY Duel-Fuel Diesel/CNG? ? Bi-Fuel Gasoline AND CNG COSTS
COSTS Fleet Assessment Survey Grants &Tax Credits Financing or Leasing Conversions Financing Fueling Stations
TAKE YOUR TIME, . . . BUT GET STARTED. Get advise. . lots of advise.
• Cars & Trucks • Gas & Diesel • Bi-Fuel & Dual-Fuel • Conversion Kits meeting EPA Testing & Reporting Requirements • Certified Mechanics & Garages • Timed Fill & Fast Fill Stations • Small, Large & Scaleable • Member only & Public Access