Marengo, OH – Renergy and IGS CNG Services are partnering on the construction of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at the intersection of Interstate 71 and Ohio State Route 61. The station broke ground in January 2015 and is scheduled to open in early summer of this year.
“It’s a partnership that made sense from the start,” says Mike Oberfield, chief operating officer for Renergy. “It became immediately clear in our initial discussions with IGS that we were closely aligned in our approach to business, commitment to the community and strong belief in developing alternative energy resources.”
“We are excited to partner with a business that shares our commitment to putting the environment first, while also having the opportunity to collaborate with the Ringler family [owners of Renergy] to build this station in Marengo,” says Mike Gatt, vice president of IGS CNG Services.
Anchoring the new station is Ringler Feedlots, a family-run agriculture company and a Renergy affiliate, which is working to replace its entire delivery fleet with CNG vehicles.
The unmanned station will be open to the public, servicing businesses and residents who want to save money and use clean, alternative fuel in their natural gas vehicles. Customers will be able to use IGS and Renergy proprietary fleet cards, and standard credit and fleet cards to pay for fuel.
Overall, CNG is a cleaner burning alternative fuel, emitting up to 30 percent less carbon dioxide, approximately 75 percent less carbon monoxide and nearly 95 percent less particulate matter than gasoline or diesel.
The fuel also typically costs less than the price of gasoline, is about 30 to 40 percent below current diesel prices, and is produced domestically in states like Ohio. Currently, there is more than a 100-year natural gas supply in the United States alone.
The strategic location of the station off I-71 ensures heavy trucks and passenger vehicles traveling the corridor between Cleveland and Columbus have convenient access to CNG without range anxiety.
As an alternative energy innovator, Renergy (ren-er-gy) is rethinking the way waste is handled. Residual agricultural, food, industrial and municipal waste materials are processed in Renergy’s anaerobic digestion facilities, diverting it away from landfills and turning it into green energy. This process creates two significant by-products: nutrient-dense, odor-reduced fertilizer for farming, and methane gas, which is safely and sustainably converted to electricity, natural gas and radiant heat for powering homes, buildings and alternative fuel vehicles.
Renergy is focused on creating long-term partnerships and putting future-ready solutions in place while reducing partners’ carbon footprints.
For more information, visit renergy.com.
About IGS CNG Services
IGS CNG Services is a complete solutions provider to the natural gas vehicle industry. Currently, IGS CNG Services is focusing on building CNG stations throughout the Midwest providing CNG fueling solutions and helping customers navigate this growing industry by utilizing domestically-produced energy resources.
Its partnership with IGS Energy provides the expertise necessary to help customers navigate this rapidly growing market. As traditional fuel costs continue to burden large and small fleet transportation operations, IGS CNG Services offers products and services which can reduce barriers to CNG adoption.
Services offered include:
- Ownership and operation of large, fast-fill CNG fueling stations;
- Consulting and modeling to ensure optimal return on investment and capital requirements for fleets;
- Risk mitigation services to provide users a long-term fixed CNG price driving fuel savings.
For more information, visit IGSCNGservices.com.