Denali National Park and Preserve surveys propane autogas in Alaska

October 6, 2011 By    

Denali National Park and Preserve has been weighing propane autogas against various alternative fuel options for its fleet vehicles by testing a Roush CleanTech propane autogas Ford F-250 over a six-week span.

Propane autogas received a welcome reception in Alaska with the Alaska Propane Technical Summit, which exemplified how propane autogas technology can promote job growth and environmental sustainability throughout the state, capturing the interest of local municipalities, government officials and other stakeholders, including Matanuska Electric Association.

Two Roush CleanTech propane autogas Ford F-250 pickup trucks have been demonstrating how propane autogas can perform in the sub-freezing Alaskan weather for the past nine months through a program coordinated by the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority.

But just how this clean-burning technology performs in the remote operations of Denali National Park – a 6-million acre wilderness with a single main road – has been the ultimate test of propane autogas performance. And the reviews so far have been positive.

While the propane autogas vehicles work to prove their power and performance in the secluded parklands of Denali, additional Alaskan business fleet managers are showing interest in the alternative fuel solution.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the senior editor of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at kyanik@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3724.

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