Casella Waste Systems opens compressed natural gas fueling station for its vehicles

first_imgAs part of its ongoing effort at resource conservation, and to explore and deploy clean, fuel-efficient vehicles, Casella Waste Systems today opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Chittenden County, its first facility companywide. Natural gas-powered trucks and vehicles are among the cleanest vehicles available and, with the discovery of new natural gas in North America, natural gas prices have decreased significantly.  In addition they also have significantly lowered tailpipe emissions.‘We are thrilled to cut the ribbon on this facility, and to add three natural gas-powered trucks to our fleet,’ John Casella, chairman and chief executive officer of Casella Waste Systems, said.  ‘Several years ago we began to explore replacing existing diesel trucks with natural gas-powered trucks.  We quickly discovered that the environmental and economic benefits were obvious ‘ these vehicles cut particulate emissions by 95% and carbon monoxide by 75%, they’re quieter than traditional diesel engines and, because of the lower cost of natural gas, they offer potential economic savings as well.’ ‘I congratulate Casella Waste Systems on its leadership in becoming an early adopter of cleaner fleet vehicles,’ said Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.  ‘We have significant opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont through alternative fuel-powered vehicles in the transportation sector. Casella Waste Systems has made an enormous impact by choosing natural gas.  Moving off foreign oil to cleaner alternatives like natural gas is an excellent step that I hope other businesses will examine closely as they build to replace their fleet vehicles,’ Shumlin said. ‘Casella Waste Systems is a thoughtful company, combining positive business practice with respect for the environment,’ said Don Gilbert, President and CEO of Vermont Gas Systems.  ‘While there are many natural gas vehicles in service around the world and in other states, currently Vermont only has a few.  The strong North American based gas supply and its relatively low price combined with our desire to decrease greenhouse gas emissions create a unique opportunity for Vermont.  Casella’s leadership has demonstrated how Vermont businesses can save money and promote a cleaner environment through utilizing natural gas vehicles in their fleets,’ Gilbert said.Casella’s new facility consists of six fueling stations, allowing vehicles to be refueled overnight.  Currently, Casella deploys three CNG-powered (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles in Chittenden County and expects to take delivery on three more vehicles by mid-summer 2011, at which time 20 percent of the company’s daily collection routes in the county will be serviced by CNG vehicles.While natural gas vehicle (NGV) technology has been available for years, the strong supply outlook and decline in prices for natural gas in North America has made transitioning to NGV’s more economical. Casella plans to add several more CNG-powered vehicles to its fleet this coming year, and has planned to build 2 additional fueling stations in other communities it serves throughout the northeastern US. About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the northeastern United States. For further information, contact Joseph Fusco, vice president, at 802-772-2247, or visit the company’s website at http://www.casella.com(link is external). PHOTO: John Casella, Governor Shumlin, Joanna Underwood from Energy Vision, and Don Gilbert. (Vermont Business Magazine)WILLISTON, VT. (May 13, 2011) ‘last_img read more

ISDH announces 14 new deaths statewide

first_imgStatewide —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 374 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 2,159 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total. Forty-nine Hoosiers have died.                                                         To date, 13,373 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 11,658 on Monday.Marion County had the most new cases, at 170, while Lake County had 50, Johnson County had 20, Hamilton County had 16, St. Joseph County had 13 and Hendricks County had 11.Locally, Decatur County now has 47 positive case, Franklin County is at 35 positive cases, and Ripley County is at 31 positive cases.  Decatur and Ripley Counties each report 1 death total and Franklin County reports 4.last_img read more

Broyld runs second-team and other observations from Day 7 of training camp

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 8, 2014 at 7:18 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb OffenseSyracuse’s 2013 leader in receptions and receiving yards last year, Ashton Broyld, worked with the second-team offense Friday.But based on the snaps of open practice Friday, Day 7 of training camp, nothing’s changed with Syracuse’s backup quarterback competition. During 11-on-zero snaps, the quarterbacks connected on all their throws, starting with hitting receivers on out patterns to the right and later to the left. Junior Ben Lewis hauled in a pass from Terrel Hunt near the left sideline at the 20-yard line and nearly ran into senior Jarrod West, who was jogging a straight ‘go’ route.Broyld and freshman wideout Corey Cooper both lined up incorrectly once each before the snap was made.Offensive lineAdvertisementThis is placeholder textOffensive line coach Joe Adam turned up the intensity early in Friday’s practice.With the linemen lining up opposite each other for a drill, Adam walked over to Keaton Darney and angrily told him, “That’s not a fit position!” and told Darney to keep his head higher and hips lower.When the drill was completed, Adam yelled at the group to increase its pace as the players picked up shields and prepared for the next exercise. There, linemen getting into position underneath a chute and going at the linemen opposite them, driving them backward.“Go to the whistle!” Adam shouted, when his players started easing up.Tackle Jon Burton and tight end Josh Parris jawed at each other, getting in each other’s face and slowing down the pace of the drill.After the 11-on-zero drills, the linemen and tight ends combined to work on blocking technique. While Adam had to instruct raw freshman Denzel Ward — who stands 6 feet, 8 inches and weighs 353 pounds — to get off the ball quicker, tight end’s coach Bobby Acosta appeared to be seeing improvement.“Good, good. Let’s go,” Acosta said, after watching fullback Clay Cleveland execute the drill.QuarterbacksAfter leading the offense against a phantom defense, the quarterbacks worked on mobility and throwing on the run.Using the middle of the practice field, Hunt paired with Mitch Kimble and third-stringers Austin Wilson and A.J. Long were matched, as the signal-callers rolled out to both their left and right sides and released throws to each other. Commentslast_img read more