Decatur, Ga. – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis held a grand opening ceremony on October 11 at the Seminole Road Landfill to celebrate the new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station at Clevemont Road. The CNG fuel from the pumps comes straight from DeKalb’s Renewable Fuels Facility, which is a renewable natural gas (RNG) processing facility designed, built and operated by Energy Systems Group (ESG). The DeKalb Renewable Fuels Facility began operations earlier this year.
The renewable natural gas not used as CNG at the Clevemont Road fueling station will be injected into the natural gas pipeline and transported to other CNG fueling stations throughout the Atlanta metro area.
DeKalb County Sanitation Department has converted 40 vehicles from diesel fuel to CNG. The county’s goal is to eventually replace or adapt its entire fleet of 306 sanitation vehicles with natural gas vehicles. The CNG fueling station will be open to the public to encourage CNG usage for fleet and personal vehicles.