Ferus Natural Gas Fuels and ENN Canada Corp. announced a
joint venture on Tuesday to construct, own and operate two
LNG liquefaction plants in Canada.
The plants will be strategically located in Vancouver,
British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta to service the on-road
trucking market as well as other high-horsepower applications
including marine, rail, mining, and oil and gas exploration.
The benefits of fueling with natural gas are
significant, said Henry Cai, CEO of ENN Canada.
Natural gas over diesel represents a 30-40% cost
savings to the end-user and contributes up to a 25% reduction
in greenhouse gas emissions
s will help build the
market for clean burning natural gas as a transportation
fuel, added Ken Hughes, Albertas Energy Minister.
It is another step on the road to finding new uses and
new markets for our abundant natural gas resources here and
in British Columbia.
The partnership brings together two major players in the
North American natural gas fueling market. Ferus Natural Gas
Fuels specializes in building and operating cryogenic and
micro-LNG plants and distribution equipment, while ENN
Canada, which is developing LNG refueling infrastructure
across the country, brings expertise in the construction
and operation of
LNG/LCNG stations and provides assistance in acquiring and
transitioning to natural gas vehicles.
Lack of infrastructure is one of the major challenges
associated with the development of the LNG fueling
market, said Dick Brown, CEO of Ferus Natural Gas
Fuels. In order for our customers to make the
switch to natural gas, they need certainty of an
uninterrupted supply of LNG to fuel their equipment. These
two LNG liquefaction plants, along with the specialized
distribution equipment and planned retail fueling stations,
will ensure that supply, which in turn will promote and
facilitate the widespread usage of LNG in Western
will initially be built
to produce 100,000 gal/day of LNG, with the ability to expand
as demand grows. Site selection will be determined within six
months, and construction
will be initiated
immediately afterward. First product is expected early in
As operator, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels is responsible for the
design, engineering, construction
, operation, and
marketing and sales of both facilities
. ENN Canada has
committed to a significant amount of the LNG produced at
these plants for its planned fueling stations.