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Honda Opens CNG Fueling Station at Marysville, Ohio Campus

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Honda executive Tom Shoupe speaks at the opening of a CNG filling station in Marysville, Ohio

Honda executive Tom Shoupe speaks at the opening of a CNG filling station in Marysville, Ohio

Honda announced today the opening of its very first public Compressed Natural Gas fueling station in North America. The CNG station is located on the automaker’s campus in Marysville, Ohio.

The fully automated station has been designed, constructed, and will be operated by Trillium CNG, and is intended to service those who already use CNG vehicles, and encourage Honda’s suppliers to consider adopting the eco-friendly technology for their trucks.

“Honda considers the environmental impact of every aspect of our operations and this new CNG station will help reduce the impact of the delivery to our plants in Ohio of more than eight million parts each day,” said Honda of America Manufacturing executive Tom Shoupe. “For those carriers utilizing CNG trucks, and by encouraging more to do so, this new station will make a significant impact on emissions, and nicely complements the many environment efforts we make with our own manufacturing operations.”

Honda CNG infographic

Located at the interchange of Route 33 and Route 739 near Honda’s manufacturing and R&D operations in central Ohio, and is part of the company’s goal to reduce the CO2 emissions of its parts shipments by over 35% since 2009, though it will also serve drivers who own CNG passenger vehicles. The station features three Class 8 dispensers.

“As part of our overall commitment to being an environmentally responsible company, we have continued to look for ways to reduce our logistics emissions impact,” said Honda Logistics executive Dana McBrien. “The use of CNG as an alternative fuel allows us to do that. We decided to look for ways to create our own CNG infrastructure and we are positioned to potentially expand our CNG network and help suppliers throughout our manufacturing network.”