GVT’S uses “clean energy” fuel for its new buses
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – A new look isn’t the only “fresh” product the new Grand Valley Transit buses have to offer.
The buses will run on “CNG,” or compressed natural gas, generated by the Persigo water treatment plant here in Grand Junction.
KREX had the opportunity to tour the water treatment plant with bus agencies across the state, to better understand how this process works,
“With the new processes and the means to clean up the gas; now we can clean that gas and turn it into vehicle fuel while benefiting the environment; produce more fuel for the vehicles of the city buses of Grand Junction and Grand Valley Transit, ”says Jay Vancil of Persigo Water Treatment.
Persigo water treatment teaches us that historically gas is flared or wasted, which is harmful to the environment. Now, thanks to new technologies, fossil fuels can be phased out and clean energy can be produced.
You will be able to find GVT’s new public transport option on the streets in the coming months,
“However, this fuel does more than just power our buses, it prepares us for a cleaner future,” says Reilly Spence of KREX5.
According to the US Department of Energy, nearly 60% of transit buses now operate with low-emission options,
“Across the United States, transit has been asked to shift to cleaner fuel sources,” says Sarah Brooks of Mesa County Transportation.
The goal? To reduce man-made greenhouse gases that produce fossil fuels,
“The wastewater treatment process aims to protect the environment and people,” continues Vancil.
However, the sewage treatment process is not the only option used by buses, “NewFlyer” has created a zero emission hydrogen powered bus that you will be able to see on Colorado roads in the near future. .
Whichever clean energy option they choose, bus companies across the state are choosing a route that will benefit the environment, with Grand Junction doing its part.