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Be sure to include the conversion costs and the reduced milage rate. Also,
if tapping an anerobic digester, gas conditioning is required prior to
burning in an internal combustion engine.

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 6:56 PM, bruderly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Portland is going to be a pilot city for a Cool Community challenge - check
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> http://www.empowermentinstitute.net/lcd/
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> Follow this program and capture a 15% reduction immediately.
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> David P. Kunz, MRP
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> Environmental Partnerships Program
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> 503-229-6945 (fax)
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> Bruderly adds;
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> Convert your gasoline or diesel powered vehicle to compressed natural gas
> and you capture a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions immediately. If
> you are lucky enough to have an anaerobic digester next door then you do
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> But the point is that natural gas is a cost-feasible alternative fuel that
> is cleaner, safer and more efficient than liquid gasoline or diesel fuels.
> And by starting to use a gaseous fuel rather than a dirty, dangerous
> flammable liquid fuel you help create a commercial pathway to zero-carbon
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> Find a way to use your PV array or a biomass gasifier to make renewable
> hydrogen and add only 15% renewable hydrogen to your natural gas vehicle
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> you capture another 15% reduction in GHG emissions immediately.
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> Let's see that's a 50% reduction in GHG emissions by simply being more
> efficient at home and work AND using compressed natural gas in your vehicle
> to replace petroleum derived fuels.
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> "Yeah, but .", you say. "The price of natural gas has doubled and it is
> going to go up even more." Yep you are right. But do the math. At $14/mmbtu
> natural gas your fuel cost for an NGV is less than $2.00/gge - that cost is
> now less than half the pre-tax cost of $4.50/gallon diesel fuel or $4.09
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> Think about it; crank the numbers. If you want to help jump start a natural
> gas fueling business in this town give me a holler.
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> David E. Bruderly, PE
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> Bruderly Engineering Associates, Inc.
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> 920 SW 57th Drive
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> Gainesville, Florida 32607-3838
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> 352-377-0932
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> www.cleanpowerengineering.com <http://www.cleanpowerengineering.com/>
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> www.bruderly.com <http://www.bruderly.com/>
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