Above, Emterra Environmental founder and CEO Emmie Leung (right) fuels up one of their trucks with compressed natural gas (CNG) during the grand opening of their $5.25-million fueling station on Yale Road West on Thursday afternoon.
The company also launched a fleet of CNG waste and recycling collection trucks which will be used in Chilliwack.
This is the first Emterra fuelling station to open in B.C. and the second in Canada. CNG is a lower cost fuel, and CNG trucks reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 per cent and operate at a much reduced engine sound, significantly lowering noise pollution.