JUTC goes LNG

Loop Jamaica

December 26, 2017

The country’s efforts at energy diversification will now involve the bus fleet of the state-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Cabinet has given the green light for a pilot project to retrofit some buses to use liquefied natural gas (LNG). 

The pilot, which is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018, is a collaboration with US-based New Fortress Energy. It will see five new LNG buses in operation. 

Holness said the initiative is part of efforts by the Government to achieve energy efficiency, and by extension energy diversification, which will result in sustainable economic growth. 

He was addressing the launch of Red Stripe's new production line and LNG plant at its Spanish Town Road headquarters last Tuesday. The beer company started using its new Combine Heat and Power LNG plant in October, a move it said will result in significant savings and a cleaner environment...

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