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IROW plans to switch to compressed natural gas for trucks

2:36 AM, Dec. 8, 2012
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Local trash and recycling hauler IROW is converting three of its garbage trucks to use compressed natural gas, a fuel source that is gaining in popularity for its potential cost savings and low emissions.

IROW owner Cory Tomczyk has a fleet of 17 garbage trucks that get barely three miles per gallon of diesel fuel. The engines are in constant use, often under heavy loads driving the heavy vehicles or working the trash compactor. Tomczyk was looking to cut his fuel costs - he spends more than $4 a gallon on diesel - when he began investigating alternative fuels.

Compressed natural gas, called CNG, ...

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