As part of its effort to reduce its global CO2 emissions and minimize the environmental impact of its operations, Honda of America Mfg. (HAM) will install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its Marysville Auto Plant property in Marysville, Ohio. The CNG station, which will be designed, constructed and operated by Trillium CNG, will be the first public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America.
The fully automated station will feature three Class 8 dispensers for over-the-road carriers and a separate dispenser for passenger and light-duty vehicles.
Trillium CNG will be operating 52 public access CNG stations nationally by mid-summer throughout the US.
The CNG station, which will be located on Honda property at the interchange of Route 33 and Route 739, is intended to provide service to those that have already adopted the use of CNG as a fuel, as well as to encourage suppliers and logistical partners to adopt and expand its use.
Over the past 13 years, Honda plants in North America have reduced waste sent to landfills by 91.9%; and in the most recent full fiscal year, ended March 31, 2013 (FY2013) CO2 emissions from the production of Honda and Acura vehicles in North America were down 16.2%. In purchasing, improvements to the efficiency of the company’s supply-chain logistics allowed Honda and its suppliers to avoid more than 4.3 million miles of truck travel in FY2013.