On June 1, 2023, the city of Chesapeake awarded Trillium Transportation Fuels a four-year contract for the supply of renewable natural gas (RNG) for the city’s fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered solid-waste trucks.
The city is presently using over 21,000 diesel gallon equivalents (DGE) of CNG per month in the solid waste fleet.
The city’s fleet also uses vehicles powered by other alternative fuels, namely: propane, E85, hybrid-electric and electric vehicles.
Since beginning the use of CNG in 2012, the city’s solid-waste fleet has consumed over 2,803,800 DGE of CNG.
George S. Hrichak, Chesapeake’s fleet manager, has led a range of clean fuel initiatives and has announced his retirement from Chesapeake in 2023. George has long served as a volunteer leader on VCC’s Board of Directors.
Chesapeake opened their fueling station to the public CNG users in 2017 which was also the first municipal government public CNG fueling facility in the Commonwealth.