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Simple-Fill Fuels Regional Fleet with Innovative Approach to Natural Gas Compression


Simple-Fill, a developer of natural gas compression technology, announced it will be fueling fleet vehicles for the Safelite AutoGlass facility in Worthington, Ohio. Safelite AutoGlass is the largest vehicle glass repair and replacement company in the U.S., and the company aims to reduce operating expense with a more predictable and environmentally friendly fuel to power their commercial fleet.

“Safelite AutoGlass is committed to innovation in all aspects of our business, including exploration of alternative methods for fueling our fleet of vehicles,” said Doug Herron, EVP & CFO of Safelite AutoGlass. “We’ve searched for a partner in our quest for fuel efficiency as well as carbon footprint reduction, and we are excited to partner with Simple-Fill to finally make it happen.”

Simple-Fill uses liquid to compress, cool and dehydrate natural gas, while eliminating methane leakage. The technology was originally conceived in 2012 at The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research.

In 2014, Simple-Fill signed an exclusive technology license with Ohio State and has been developing the technology since. Simple-Fill is now working with the CNG industry, including Worthington Industries and Parker Hannifin Corporation to bring this new approach to the mass market.