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Natural Gas Roundtable - Barnes Green Energy Presentation

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Mark Barnes and Troy Grindle, Barnes Green Energy, presented information on local fleet experiences for our Natural Gas Roundtable in Janesville, WI.

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Natural Gas Roundtable - Barnes Green Energy Presentation

  1. 1. Compressed Natural Gas Mark Barnes & Troy Grindle
  2. 2. Who We Are Barnes Green Energy (BGE): •Mark Barnes, President/CEO •Founded: 2012 •Furnish and install EPA certified CNG fueling system conversion kits Barnes Power & Equipment (BPE): Retail & Service •Troy Grindle & Mark Barnes, Owners •Employs Certified Technicians for CNG conversions for numerous types of GM, Chrysler and Ford vehicles. •Sell Exmark Commercial Mowing Equipment, Stihl equipment, Toro equipment & Boss snow plows & snow removal equipment. 6433 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 P: 608-845-3230 www.barnesgreenenergy.com Barnes Inc.: Landscape, Lawn Maintenance, & Snow Removal •Mark Barnes, President/CEO •Founded: 1981 •Employees: 150 •Revenues: Average $8.5M over past 4 years
  3. 3. Outline •Conversions •Barnes Inc. Fleet •Average Cost •Routine Maintenance •Fuel System Inspections •Questions 6433 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 P: 608-845-3230 www.barnesgreenenergy.com
  4. 4. Conversions •BPE has converted 43 vehicles to CNG fueling since starting in the fall of 2012. •28 conversions are for the Barnes Inc. fleet •15 conversions are for other Fleet Owners such as United Beverage, Great Lakes Conservation Corp., UW Provision, Center Point Energies, and others. 6433 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 P: 608-845-3230 www.barnesgreenenergy.com Photo courtesy of: parker.com
  5. 5. Barnes Inc. Fleet •Total fleet of 141 trucks & 13 Priuses •We have converted 25 trucks to CNG –Ford-9 –GM-16 –All converted trucks are Bi-Fuel •5 additional conversions on deck to be completed by end of 2014 •WHAT WE’VE LEARNED 6433 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 P: 608-845-3230 www.barnesgreenenergy.com
  6. 6. Average Cost 6433 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 P: 608-845-3230 www.barnesgreenenergy.com Fuel System Conversions – Payback •The cost of fuel at the pump, and the number of miles driven are the primary factors in the payback equation. •Depending upon those factors, conversion cost recovery can be a very short time, in some cases less than two years. CURRENT FUEL PRICES IN WI Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel provides: •Lower Fuel Cost October 22, 2014 prices: •Diesel $3.69 •Unleaded Madison Average-$3.17 •CNG WI avg.-$2.11 •Cleaner Engine Operation – Green house gas emissions reduced by 90 percent. •Lower Maintenance Expense TYPICAL CONVERSION COST FOR Barnes Inc. 2015 Ford F250-6.2L Truck •Complete EPA certified CNG Bi-Fuel System & Labor-$9900 oIncludes 1-21x60”gge (gas gallon equivalent) Type 4 Tank oAll necessary parts & fittings oQuality Inspection & Installation oLabor •Shipping-$500 •TOTAL-$10,400 *prices are subject to change at any time without notice CNG Cost Savings Calculator: http://barnesgreenenergy.com/Cost_calculator.html
  7. 7. Routine Maintenance 6433 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 P: 608-845-3230 www.barnesgreenenergy.com •Replace filters - every year or 15,000 miles •Tank Inspection - every three years or 36,000 miles •System Inspection - once a year •Additional repairs as needed
  8. 8. Fuel Systems Inspection 6433 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 P: 608-845-3230 www.barnesgreenenergy.com CNG FUEL INSPECTOR TRAINING OUTLINE •NGVI Fuel System Inspections •Preparation for Inspection •Determine Inspection Requirements •Pressure Relief Device Inspection •Physical Inspection of Brackets & HP components •Physical Assessment of Cylinders •CNG Fuel System Installation •Inspection Reporting FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://ngvi.com/cng_inspector The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires all on-board CNG storage cylinders to be visually inspected every three years or 36,000 miles whichever comes first, or following any accident exceeding five miles per hour or any fire. CNG FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTIONS MUST BE CONDUCTED BY QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS. Want to become certified?:
  9. 9. 6433 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719 P: 608-845-3230 www.barnesgreenenergy.com Helpful Resources •Barnes Green Energy- www.barnesgreenenergy.com –Fuel payback calculator on BGE website. •American Gas Association-AGA www.aga.org •CNG Now- www.cngnow.com •Natural Gas Vehicle Institute- www.ngvi.com •NGVI North America- www.ngvina.com •Wisconsin Clean Cities- www.wicleancities.org •Alternative Fuels Data Center- www.afdc.energy.gov •NGV Global- www.iangv.org
  10. 10. QUESTIONS

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