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M O M E N T U M: BE A PART OF IT! LNG refueling station in Dallas heavy-duty trucks along major interstate corridors in the U.S. The natural gas fueling infrastructure will be available to serve trucks traveling across the U.S. as well as regional trucks working in local areas. Clean Energy is the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America and a global leader in the expanding natural gas vehicle fueling market. In 2012, Clean Energy completed 70 new LNG fueling stations along highways that link major metropolitan areas, and the company plans to build 80 to 90 more stations in 2013. “We are going to be on every major interstate in the U.S. in the next couple of years,” said Jimmy Ramsey, senior business development manager at Clean Energy. Clean Energy also processes methane gas from landfills, such as the City of Dallas’ McCommas Bluff Landfill – the third largest landfill gas operation in the country. The plant processes nearly 60,000 gasoline gallon equivalents of biomethane gas per day. “Instead of this methane gas – which is among the most potent of greenhouse gases – going in the atmosphere and poking holes in the ozone, it’s being captured and we’re cleaning it up and running trash trucks on it,” www.ntc-dfw.org Richardson business is booming, with the largest project of its kind in Texas, a mixed-use, $1.5 billion transit-oriented development coming soon to the DART Red Line at the Bush Turnpike. Methodist Health System will serve the region’s healthcare needs for decades to come with a new $120 million regional hospital in Richardson opening in fall 2014. The University of Texas at Dallas educates the workforce of the future, with a focus on emerging areas of technology, science and learning, including $95 million in research expenditures in 2012. Richardson business, healthcare and education— creating exceptional growth, building momentum for the future! CNG Pump Ramsey said. “You’re running a vehicle down the road on methane that’s produced from your trash.” North Texas may be rooted in the oil booms of past decades, but innovations in natural gas fuel the region’s future. RICHARDSON, TEXAS www.cor.net Find RichardsonToday on Facebook & Twitter NTX Magazine 51