FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, TX, November 17, 2014… Representatives of the Texas Railroad Commission, media and transportation industry are all eagerly awaiting and will attend a promising presentation demonstrating low-pressure commercial use of natural gas in transportation applications by Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) at a November 21, event in San Marcos, TX.
“One of the most challenging hurdles for expanding the use of natural gas in transportation is the ability to safely increase its distribution and on-board storage,” said Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter. “The low-pressure fuel storage and delivery technology that will be displayed by ANGP is a giant leap forward. The advantages of this new technology are numerous and on the leading edge of improving the use of abundant, domestic, more-affordable natural gas in Texas, the United States and internationally.”
Among the advantages offered by the low-pressure ANGP system vs. traditional high-pressure CNG:
- Significantly lower capital needed for fueling infrastructure yielding a minimum 40 percent reduction for most applications.
- Superior fueling operational and maintenance economics realizing a savings in the U.S. of an estimated $0.20-0.30 per gallon equivalent.
- Superior conformity with the vehicle allowing better use of space displaced on the vehicle for fuel storage.
“ANGP has been committed to bringing low-pressure on-board natural gas storage to the motor vehicle world since 2012,” said the firm’s CEO Robert Bonelli. “Building on almost three decades of science and working with the University of Missouri, MeadWestvaco Specialty Chemicals and Midwest Energy Solutions, we are working toward the first commercially viable low-pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) technology-based system for all classes of motor vehicles.”
Adsorbed natural gas technology is the use of a highly porous adsorbent material to densely store natural gas molecules at low pressures of 900 psi and below compared to typical 3,600 psi systems now in use. Under controlled depressurization, the gas molecules release and exit the storage system in response to the demand of the vehicle's engine. The patent-pending ANGP system employs advanced activated carbon monoliths developed specifically for the company by MeadWestvaco, a global leader in adsorbent technology for more than 100 years.
“The benefits to all Texans—from energy producers and marketers to end-product users—could be tremendous,” said Bonelli. “We are on the leading edge of American firms dedicated to helping ensure our economic independence and national security. We are confident that this new method of energy storage and transportation use will help achieve those goals. We look forward to hosting the demonstration in San Marcos.”
Friday, Nov. 21
Dick’s Classic Car Museum
120 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666
Robert Bonelli, CEO