Waste Expo to discuss pros and cons of CNG vehicles

April 10, 2017. Waste Expo is held every year and while it is normally held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, every fourth year it takes place in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This is one of those years.

   This year’s event is scheduled for May 8 to 11, with exhibits opening on May 9. The exhibit hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9 and 10, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11.

Waste Expo will host dozens of exhibitors offering fluid power products.

   Among the conferences to be held is the one entitled “CNG: Trucks to Fueling Stations”, where manufacturers and end-users will discuss the pros and cons of adopting service trucks and vehicles that use compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative to gasoline, diesel, and liquid petroleum.

   According to organizers, CNG vehicles are credited with lowering greenhouse gas emissions to potentially meet future emission standards and improve a company’s reputation. As prices drop, some companies are adopting more CNG fueled fleets, and building strategies to reliably access fueling stations. The session will discuss how to build proprietary CNG stations and partner with other suppliers to improve accessibility for fleets. Other topics will relate to vendor selection, permitting, construction, and maintenance of fueling stations. This session will take place on May 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.