Manure-to-Methane Powers Trucks

By providing 42 CNG-powered Kenworth T440s through full-service leasing to Indiana-based Fair Oaks Farms, PacLease is playing a critical role in getting a manure-to-methane project off the ground.

Fair Oaks Farms and PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) have entered into a full-service lease agreement for 42 new Kenworth T440 tractors powered by the Cummins Westport ISL-G compressed natural gas engines.

Stoermann estimates the 42-unit CNG-powered truck fleet will reduce Fair Oaks Farms' carbon footprint by displacing more than 1 ½ million gallons of diesel fuel.

The Cummins-Westport CNG-powered engine uses cooled exhaust recirculation with a simple, maintenance-free device that reduces emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. The combination offers increased power density and thermal efficiency for good throttle response.

The project could have broad implications not only for the dairy industry, but also for other operations that produce biological waste. Learn more about the project and the CNG-powered Kenworth T440s.