Less Expensive than Gasoline/Diesel, More Environmentally Friendly
Low-cost, domestic abundance and simple engine conversions make Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) the alternative fuel that can provide America’s energy needs, according to alternative energy expert and entrepreneur James Mora.
Mora spoke at Lehman College’s Center for Sustainable Energy’s Alternative Vehicle Technology Conference and Expo on Friday, October 28. IES is the chief private sponsor of the conference. The college is located at Bedford Park Boulevard and Goulden Avenue, Bronx, NY. Mora addressed the conference at noon. The conference convenes at 8 a.m.
More than 25 alternate fuel vehicles were on display and the conference featured speakers on technology, infrastructure, and opportunities.
“Skyrocketing gasoline and diesel fuel prices have spurred the rapid transition to cheaper CNG fueled vehicles around the world,” said Mora, who heads Innovative Energy Solutions (IES), a New York-based company that can provide “one-stop shopping” for vehicle fleets seeking to convert to CNG. “It is time for the U.S. to be part of the CNG-fueled energy independence that is sweeping the globe.”
According to Mora CNG is a proven less expensive substitute for gasoline and diesel, yet it is more environmentally friendly than those fuels, while being much safer in the event of a spill (natural gas is lighter than air, and disperses quickly when released).
Due to its abundance, natural gas can be as cheap as $1.85 per gallon. In addition, natural gas reduces greenhouse gases by up to 26% over gasoline engines and there are tax incentives to encourage the use of CNG. In addition, CNG can be used in traditional internal combustion engine vehicles that can be easily converted for CNG use.
“This is an existing and proven fuel technology that can be applied to existing vehicles – you don’t need to re-invent the wheel in order to benefit from CNG,” Mora said. “Right now is the right time to convert.”
IES’ mission is to enable vehicle fleet owners in the United States to access the vast savings potential of CNG by delivering and installing the infrastructure needed to deliver the fuel.
“Our vision is to create a cluster of CNG fueling stations to assure that fleets and private cars never run out of ‘gas,’” Mora said.
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