Solutions for a greener tomorrow
The transportation sector — particularly cars, trucks and buses — is one of the greatest contributors to air pollution in Canada. Emissions from vehicles contribute to smog, low visibility, and various greenhouse gas emissions.
Reducing Air Pollution
According to the Ministry Of Environment, about half of all air pollution — and even more so in cities — is caused by cars and trucks. Currently, automobile manufacturers are under pressure to produce more environmentally friendly vehicles.
Natural gas can be used to cut down on these high levels of pollution from gasoline and diesel powered cars, trucks and buses. Compared to traditional vehicles, vehicles operating on compressed natural gas have reductions in carbon monoxide emissions of 90 to 97 percent and reductions in carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent. Nitrogen oxide emissions can be reduced by 35 to 60 percent, and other non-methane hydrocarbon emissions could be reduced by as much as 50 to 75 percent. In addition, because of the relatively simple makeup of natural gas in comparison to traditional vehicle fuels, there are fewer toxic and carcinogenic emissions from natural gas vehicles, and virtually no particulate emissions.
Natural gas is the cleanest of all fossil fuels which can help to decrease harmful pollution levels from all sectors, particularly when used together with or replacing other fossil fuels. The natural gas industry itself is also committed to ensuring that the process of producing natural gas is as environmentally friendly as possible.
Why Convert to Compressed Natural Gas?
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is safe, clean, non-toxic and disperses quickly. It has a higher ignition temperature than gasoline, diesel fuel, and even propane, which reduces the chances of accidental ignition. Compressed natural gas is the cleanest burning alternative fuel available. In fact, vehicles running on CNG emit 30% less greenhouse gases than regular or diesel fuel and can be up to 30% more efficient than Propane. Natural gas is also abundant with North America — particularly Canada — having many years of supply available. And, it costs less.