Clean Fueling Station
Surrounded by mountains, the Rogue Valley is an area where air quality is an everyday concern, and clean air is critical to our area’s long-term sustainability, quality of life and economic success. Compressed Natural Gas, or CNG, burns much cleaner than diesel fuel, lowering the carbon footprint of fleets that provide essential services to the people of the Rogue Valley.
In order to facilitate Rogue Disposal’s vision for a fleet ultimately powered by Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) produced from landfill biogas, an alternative fueling infrastructure first had to be created. With that in mind, Rogue Clean Fuels, part of the Rogue Waste family of companies, built a CNG fueling station — open to the public — not far from the Transfer Station.
Once the station was built, the growing list of area companies using CNG fleets could be accommodated — and that’s exactly what’s happening.
The CNG station on Antelope Road is one of a small handful of publicly accessible Compressed Natural Gas fueling stations in Oregon. What’s more, the fueling station is also a critically important step toward our vision of a “closed loop” system, where the garbage collected from local residents and businesses and delivered to Dry Creek Landfill produces methane generated by decomposing organic materials — ultimately harnessed to produce both power and fuel. That fuel — Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) — will one day become the fuel that powers our garbage and recycling collection trucks … and the cycle continues. We have the initial capacity to generate up to two million diesel gallon equivalent gallons of fuel each year from decomposing trash.
The Rogue Clean Fuel project was made possible thanks to grant money from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program, as well as the successful engagement of strategic partners including Jackson County, Federal Highway Administration and the Rogue Valley Transportation District.