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Industrial Applications

Throughout North America, natural gas is increasingly replacing diesel in off-grid and off-pipeline industrial manufacturing facilities, asphalt plants, regional hospitals, commercial food processing, pulp and paper plants, and more. Despite current oil price trends, managers of industrial operations are switching to natural gas fuel to take advantage of the environmental and price stability advantages over oil.

Join us for the Natural Gas for High Horsepower Summit to gain insight on:

  • Innovative supply chain solutions that are being developed and implemented from the northern Yukon territories to the Caribbean to support projects well beyond the reach of a traditional natural gas pipeline
  • Recently identified opportunities to deliver LNG to 23 power generation and 58 industrial customers in Canada’s North, projects that will result in $2.1 billion in cost savings and more than 11 million tonnes of CO2 emission reductions
  • Insight from end-users on the challenges, benefits, and considerations associated with the development of off-pipeline natural gas industrial projects
  • How ongoing environmental regulations, carbon programs, and sustainability initiatives will continue to drive investments in natural gas technologies across the marine, rail, mining, E&P, and off-pipeline industrial sectors
  • An overview of the progressive and comprehensive training programs being implemented to ensure personnel safety and achieve operational success and maximum project results
  • Innovative fuel transport methods, including ISO containers, tube trailers, and rail cars, and key decision points when choosing a fuel provider and fuel delivery method

Project Highlights: Natural Gas for Industrial Applications

Bringing Fuel to Industrial Customers via “Virtual Pipeline”
All across North America, natural gas-powered equipment has become an increasingly appealing energy source to reduce fuel costs and emissions, and to ensure compliance with the phase in of more stringent emission standards. Natural gas is particularly important for operations where large amounts of energy must be hauled long distances in order to reach its end use, and existing natural gas pipeline infrastructure is either limited or absent. Early adopters of natural gas fueling understand that making the switch include:

  • Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers has converted the boilers at its manufacturing plants in Cayey and Cidra to operate on LNG that is being delivered by Crowley’s Caribe Energy from Jacksonville, Florida. Caribe Energy also delivers LNG to Molinos de Puerto Rico, a division of Ardent Mills; and to a major pharmaceutical company on the island.
  • International Paper has powered their plant in Ticonderoga, New York with natural gas since 2015 by way of a “virtual pipeline” contract with NG Advantage, who delivers tractor-trailers full of CNG 24/7.
  • Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, Maine, became the first healthcare organization in 2013 in the state to convert to CNG to heat their facility, with Xpress Natural Gas providing tractor-trailers of CNG.
  • Boston Medical Center, the busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England, went live in April 2017 with a natural gas fired 2-MW combined heat and power plant that is heating and powering much of the hospital, but can also serve as a backup power source for the city. If the electric grid goes down, the hospital can restart the cogeneration plant to provide heat and power to its inpatient units for months at a time.
  • Great Northern Papermill in East Millinocket burns natural gas provided by Xpress Natural Gas, who supplies CNG with a fleet of tanker trucks.

For the latest information on the accelerating deployment of natural gas for industrial applications, join us at this year’s High Horsepower (HHP) Summit.