The City of Orlando, Florida, has announced it will participate in a demonstration program of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) bi-fuel vehicle technology developed by Ingevity Corporation. Orlando will add two ANG-equipped Ford F-150 pickup trucks to its fleet to assess data related to fuel savings and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions.
ANG technology reduces the onboard storage pressure of natural gas, enabling a low-cost natural gas fueling solution for the light-duty segment.
Bi-fuel ANG trucks can be fueled at public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) stations or on-site at work through a small fueling compressor, reducing energy consumption by over 50% and reducing fueling time. ANG vehicles emit 25% fewer GHG emissions than comparable gasoline and diesel vehicles and, when fueled with renewable natural gas, GHG emissions can be reduced by up to 125%, according to Ingevity.
“The City of Orlando has converted hundreds of municipal fleet vehicles to alternative fuel sources since launching its Green Works Orlando initiative in 2007,” said Jonathan Ford, CAFS, fleet manager for the City of Orlando. “The city is already equipped with natural gas fueling stations and we have enjoyed the reduced emissions benefits and cost savings of natural gas with our CNG vehicles. We are excited to experience the fleet productivity and fueling convenience enabled by ANG technology.” The City of Orlando has committed to running its fleet on 100% renewable resources by 2030.
Since 2013, the ANG vehicle and fueling appliance solution has been adopted by SoCalGas in California, Atlanta Gas Light in Georgia, and Ozinga Energy in Illinois. ANG technology has also been EPA-certified on the Ford F-150 since 2018.