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The system is designed to allow for easier adoption of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling options for large- and small-scale retailers. It is a plug-and-play on-site fueling solution intended to provide a way for retailers to add natural gas to their operations easily.
"In collaboration with Peake Fuel Solutions, GE is developing infrastructure solutions to accelerate the adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel," said Mike Hosford, general manager, unconventional resources, GE Oil & Gas. "The CNG In A Box system is a unique fueling solution that brings together some of the best innovation from across GE to help fleet owners and everyday drivers realize the benefits of cleaner burning, abundant, more affordable natural gas."
The CNG In A Box system compresses natural gas from a pipeline into CNG on-site at a traditional gas station or industrial location. It incorporates the GE ecomagination qualified refueling option.
Financing for the CNG In A Box system is offered by GE Capital.
At a gas station location, store operators need to house the 8-foot by 20-foot container. According to GE and Peake, it is easy to ship and maintain due to its compact and modular design.
GE is expected to provide more than 250 CNG In A Box systems to retailers beginning this fall. Prior to those deliveries, Peake representatives told CSNews Online they would first install CNG In A Box systems at two test sites next month.
The CNG In A Box is manufactured by Wayne, a GE Energy business.
To check out an interview with Chesapeake Energy's CEO, see the October issue of Convenience Store News.