Alternative Truck Fuels: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Are you looking for alternative truck fuels you can use? If so, you may have considered compressed natural gas, also known as CNG. Natural gas is available in two forms: CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG). In this guide, you can find out more about the many applications of CNG, why you should consider it as an alternative truck fuel for your needs, as well as how you can go about obtaining it.

What is Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)?

As a natural and odorless mix of hydrocarbons, compressed natural gas (CNG) makes up 30% of the energy used domestically. Out of this figure, 40% goes towards electrical power production, and only 0.2% is used for powering vehicles.

CNG is a reliable alternative fuel that has been used to power natural gas vehicles for a long time, and it is domestically produced and economically priced. CNG is produced when natural gas is compressed under standard atmospheric pressure to less than 1% of its original volume, and it can be stored onboard a vehicle at a compressed gaseous state.

Applications of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

CNG can be used in numerous residential and commercial applications. As mentioned above, about 40% of the CNG nationwide is used to produce electrical energy, and a small percentage is used for transportation fuel. It is mostly used by trucks and buses that return to a base for regular refueling.

The remaining CNG in the United States is divided between residential purposes and industrial uses. In residential properties, natural gas is predominantly used for cooking, drying clothes, and heating. Some industrial applications of CNG include processed heating in combined power systems, as plant fuel, and as a raw material for producing fertilizer and hydrogen.

How to Obtain Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for Your Needs

To obtain CNG for your vehicle, you will need a purpose-built compressor that is connected to a mains supply of natural gas. To date, there are almost 1,000 natural gas fueling stations throughout the nation, mostly in areas where long-haul trucks are in heavy operation. With the help of a small fueling appliance, it can be possible to fuel vehicles with CNG from home.

Come to Mickey Trucking Bodies for Specialized Truck Bodies and Trailers

Whether you are looking for a new truck body or other parts, you have come to the right place at Mickey Trucking Bodies. As a leading brand in the trucking industry nationwide, we are proud to be at the forefront of producing emerging technologies and alternative fuels. If you are looking for an alternative fuel to use in your truck(s), let our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team advise you today. With so many Mickey-owned service centers throughout the nation, it’s easy to find one situated at a convenient location for you. You are welcome to contact us today if you have a query about any of our products or services.

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