Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has announced that it has signed a contract to make a specialised 5,000 psi CNG tank specifically configured for an integrated storage system for heavy duty mining trucks in Australia.
The company is a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies.
According to the news release, the specialised 5,000 psi CNG tank will be developed for an international industrial firm which supports mining and other manufacturing applications leveraging compressed natural gas.
“The mining industry is a major energy user and mining companies around the world are increasingly focused on energy efficiency, lower emission and cost effective ways of generating power,” said Mr Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum.
“Although many thought mining would be dominated by LNG, Quantum and its commercial partners are now proving that CNG offers a much lower cost solution compared to diesel and LNG,” concluded Mr Olson.
US-based Quantum is the maker of one of the most innovative, advanced, and light-weight compressed natural gas storage tanks in the world. The company supplies these tanks, in addition to fully-integrated natural gas storage systems, to truck and automotive OEMs and aftermarket and OEM truck integrators.
Quantum also provides low emission and fast-to-market solutions to support the integration and production of natural gas fuel and storage systems, hybrid, fuel cell, and specialty vehicles, as well as modular, transportable hydrogen refuelling stations.
The company has operations and affiliations in the United States, Canada, and India.