American Natural Gas broke ground at a public natural gas fueling station in Modesto, Calif. This natural gas fueling station will be number 61 for the company.
ANG's natural gas fueling station is scheduled for completion in January. The public station will offer three lanes of fast fill fueling.
This natural gas fueling station is made possible by PepsiCo in conjunction with ANG. Frito Lay, a division of PepsiCo, announced their pledge, transforming their production site into a zero- and near-zero emissions freight facility.
The project is a first-of-its-kind for PepsiCo and Frito-Lay and is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities, according to the company
ANG is dedicated to improving the entire experience as they change perspectives, increase potential and move the alternative fueling industry forward. With pollution levels at an all-time high in the San Joaquin Valley, air quality it dangerously stricken
Meeting standards for fine particle pollution, or PM2.5, is the San Joaquin Valley's most critical air quality challenge. The San Joaquin Valley has the worst particulate matter pollution in California — and the worst in the nation for annual federal standards, according to the company.
The newly adopted 2018 Valley PM2.5 plan is expected to result in significant improvement in air quality by 2024.
Particulate matter can be derived from a variety of sources, but primarily burning of carbon-based fuels such as gasoline and diesel. Car and truck emissions in the San Joaquin Valley are responsible for half of the airborne particulate matter, according to ANG, who noted that natural gas is the cleanest form of transportation fuel in the world.
By fueling with renewable natural gas sourced from local dairy farms, fleets can become carbon net negative well-to-wheel fueling. Technologies combined with RNG make for natural gas fueling 120% cleaner than the cleanest diesel engine and creates a carbon net negative scenario.