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LA World Airports converts to green fuels

April 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced Monday its ground-vehicle fleet was 63-percent converted to alternative fuels.

LAWA currently operates more than 648 alternative-fuel vehicles.

At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), LAWA operates 557 alternative-fuel vehicles, which represents 72 percent of its fleet.

Sixty-seven vehicles at Ontario International Airport (31 percent) are alternative-fuel vehicles. At Van Nuys Airport, 24 vehicles use alternative fuels (59 percent).

All 61 courtesy shuttle buses at LAX are powered by either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Other service vehicles like utility trucks and street sweepers are also CNG-powered.

An LNG and CNG fueling station is available for LAWA vehicles at LAX, and a public CNG and hyrdrogen fueling station is next to LAX.

LAWA has a fuels-conversion policy that was adopted in 1993. It requires vehicles at LAX such as rental-car shuttle buses, baggage loaders and catering trucks to convert to alternative fuels.

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