MIAMI, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroGas, a minority-Owned, Coral Gables headquartered Energy Company with years of experience in the exploration and transportation of natural gas, has formed a consortium of leading global players to address the energy needs of Florida's global community in Miami-Dade County as it transitions to cleaner and less expensive fuel for its fleet of vehicles.
MetroGas has partnered with EMT Madrid, Europe's largest CNG Station Operator. The consortium will provide CNG fueling solutions to Miami-Dade County's fleet of vehicles and create a network of private and public fueling facilities across the State of Florida. The consortium also includes ET Environmental, a US-based powerhouse that has completed 1,300 Energy-related projects ranging from waste-to-energy to transit & waste management fueling facilities. Lastly, the consortium counts on the unparalleled assistance of Enrema, a US natural gas producer based in Tennessee with offices in Miami, FL, to provide competitive natural gas prices.
"Our community has taken a step in the right direction by converting to Natural Gas, which will reduce carbon emissions, save Miami-Dade County taxpayers money, and serve as an economic driver for our community," said Daniel Mac-Crohon, President of MetroGas. "As a local company with deep ties to the community, we are excited to bring the World's most impressive CNG Operator to our backyard, Miami-Dade County. EMT Madrid's extensive experience in alternative energy, and its nearly seven decade history operating a Mass Transit System make us uniquely positioned to take on this important task."
EMT Madrid, founded in 1947, operates over 2,000 transit buses and transports 425 million passengers a year in Madrid, Spain. The Sanchinarro Fueling Station operated by EMT is one of the fastest natural gas fueling stations in the world capable of filling a single bus in three minutes, giving it the capacity to fill 400 buses in less than four hours (the equivalent of half of Miami-Dade's Transit Department). EMT has been utilizing CNG for two decades, and is currently operating CNG-electric hybrids, as well as buses using hydrogen fuel cells. Given its expertise, EMT Madrid has exported its technical know-how across the Globe. EMT Madrid currently operates the Transit System in Lima, Peru one of the largest cities in South America, and provides consulting services in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ireland, and Turkey.