Birmingham Airport Authority breaks ground on compressed natural gas facility

November 15, 2018. The Birmingham Airport Authority has broken ground on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

   The project, which is anticipated to be complete in a nine-month period, is expected to cost $2,813,739.16. The airport authority received a $2,532,365.24 grant through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program to cover 90 percent of its cost in an effort to lower emissions in the community.

   The new facility, which will be used to fuel the airport authority’s vehicles that are being converted to run on compressed natural gas, will be located at 5339 Messer Airport Highway.