Southern Company Gas subsidiary Atlanta Gas Light will test adsorbed natural gas bi-fuel vehicles with the new integrated fuel storage technology developed by Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc..
Adsorbed natural gas technology uses activated carbon to reduce the storage pressure of natural gas without sacrificing the volume of natural gas stored through a process called adsorption. Using this type of fuel provides a cleaner and lower cost fuel option than gasoline or diesel for large, light-duty vehicles, such as SUVs, half-ton pickup trucks and service vans.
“The transportation sector accounts for the largest portion of total U.S. Greenhouse Gas emissions and 80% of smog forming pollutants come from mobile sources,” said Ian Skelton, director of natural gas vehicles at Southern Company Gas. “Natural gas is playing an important role in reducing emissions, and adsorbed natural gas can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of fueling natural gas vehicles. We are pleased to help demonstrate this new technology in our AGL fleet operations.”