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MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, with the help of Ontario's Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray and Peel Region Chair Frank Dale, Emterra Group officially opened its fourth state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Canada. This is the largest CNG fuelling station in Canada open to the public.
Located at 1611 Britannia Road in Mississauga, the CNG fuelling station is a key part of Emterra's new capability to provide recycling and waste collection services to a significant portion of the Region of Peel's residents and businesses, with cleaner-burning, quieter-running, CNG-fuelled trucks.
Together, over 100 new CNG trucks to serve Peel Region, the fast fill CNG fuelling station, along with the purchase and upgrade of a heavy truck maintenance facility certified to CNG requirements represent a $50 million investment in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
"The 'fast-fill' station will be open to other fleets and operators of CNG vehicles, expanding opportunities for the transportation sector in and around the GTA to 'go greener' using a lower cost fuel, helping to make Ontario trucking businesses more competitive and sustainable," said Emterra's Founder and CEO Emmie Leung.
Emterra's partners in the venture are GAIN Clean Fuel, a division of U.S. Venture Gain Fuel Canada of Appleton, Wisconsin and C.A.T. Inc. (formerly Canadian American Transportation, Inc.) of Quebec.
Ontario's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray spoke at the grand opening event. He noted, "Using compressed natural gas for vehicle fuel has many advantages, such as being clean, affordable and readily available. I applaud Emterra Group for doing their part to support a low carbon economy in Mississauga, one of Canada's busiest transportation hubs. This is the type of innovation to help keep Ontario strong and prosperous."
CNG-fuelled trucks reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% and they run as much as 90% quieter1 compared to diesel-fuelled engines, substantially cutting noise pollution.
"The Region is dedicated to providing valuable service to the Peel community, in an environmentally-sound manner," said Peel Region Chair Frank Dale, who also spoke at the event. "These new CNG trucks are a more eco-friendly method of collecting waste and recyclable materials in our community."
"Over their years of service these new trucks will help us cut carbon emissions in Peel by an estimated 31,500 tonnes2," said Leung. "That will contribute significantly to cleaner air in Peel and in the province."
About Emterra Group
Emterra Group is a Canadian leader in waste resources management comprising four divisions – Emterra Environmental, Emterra Environmental USA, Emterra Tire Recycling, Canadian Liquids Processors Limited. It offers municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) customers with a fully integrated approach to collecting, processing and marketing waste, recyclables, organic waste, used tires, and more. Emterra has operations in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Michigan, USA, annually shipping about 500,000 tonnes of recyclables to end-markets. Emterra is one of Canada's most progressive users of alternative green fleet technologies in the waste management industry. www.emterra.ca
About U.S. Gain
U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, Inc. is a leading Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) provider offering fleet operators access to GAIN® Clean Fuel, an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional fuel options. GAIN Clean Fuel stations are strategically located for carriers along major shipping corridors and provide easy-access, fast-fill capabilities. www.usgain.com.
Emterra Contact: Paulina Leung, VP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Emterra Group, C: 416.939.7916, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.emterra.ca
2 Calculated using: http://www.e3fleet.com/emissions_calculator.html
SOURCE Emterra Group
Image with caption: "MISSISSAUGA, ON (October 26, 2015) - The first public compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Ontario opened today in Mississauga, Peel Region. In partnership among Emterra Group, GAIN Clean Fuel, C.A.T. Inc., the fuelling station will be available for heavy trucks operating in the Windsor to Montreal transportation corridor. Helping to cut the grand opening ribbon (left to right) Patrick Van Dehy, GAIN Clean Fuel; Mississauga Councillor Carolyn Parrish; Peel Region Chairman Frank Dale; Emterra Group Founder and CEO, Emmie Leung; Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray; GAIN Business Development Manager, Marc-Andre Paquin; C.A.T. President, Daniel Goyette; Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO, David Bradley; VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Paulina Leung; and Emterra General Manager Peel Division, Mike Rende. (Emterra Photo) (CNW Group/Emterra Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151026_C2992_PHOTO_EN_529732.jpg
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For further information: Emterra Contact: Paulina Leung, VP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Emterra Group, C: 416.939.7916, E: email@example.com, www.emterra.ca