Honda Opens Second CNG Fueling Station in Ohio
Today Honda announced the opening of a compressed natural gas (CNG) station at the car company’s Troy, Ohio campus. Designed, constructed, and operated by Trillium CNG, the new fueling station becomes just the second public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America. The first, which opened at Honda of America Manufacturing in Marysville this past August, is also located in central Ohio.
Both CNG stations are part of Honda’s goal of reducing total company CO2 emissions by 50% by the year 2050, which the automaker is accomplishing, in part, through its “green fleet” program. According to Honda, the initiative has helped the company reduce the CO2 emissions intensity of its parts shipments by 37% since the year 2009, and reduce waste from parts distribution centers that is sent to landfills by a whopping 99.3%.
“The American Honda Parts and Service Division is pleased to partner with Trillium on a Natural Gas fueling option at our Troy, Ohio site,” Steven Bailey, Vice President of Parts Operations. “We have been using CNG in California with great success, and testing it in Texas as well. We are very excited about this new opportunity to expand our CNG network and reduce emissions, while maintaining world class delivery service to our dealerships.”
The new CNG fueling station in Troy is located near Honda’s parts consolidation and distribution operations, at the intersection of S. Stanfield Road and Commerce Center Blvd. In addition to featuring two Class 8 dispensers for over-the-road carriers, the fully automated station can also be used by customers who drive CNG-fueled cars.