The Nebraska Environmental Trust, Black Hills Energy and the University of Nebraska will be recognized by the City of Wayne, Friday, March 6th at 10:30 a.m. at Wayne City Hall for their help in acquiring two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pickup trucks, a CNG filling station and a ChargePoint Electric Car charging station.
The Nebraska Environmental Trust provided a $30,000 grant to Wayne to help purchase the two CNG pickups.
Black Hills Energy is contributing $11,500 to purchase and install a CNG filling station for those two vehicles and the University of Nebraska is monitoring the monthly performance of the CNG vehicles to see how efficient they are in a small city fleet environment.
Mayor Ken Chamberlain said: "We're happy to partner with Nebraska Environmental Trust, Black Hills Energy and the University of Nebraska to transition part of our fleet to Compressed Natural Gas. It's a part of our overall community sustainability as it increases our fuel efficiency and improves the air quality performance of our departments."