CLEARFIELD, PA – The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging (CCAAA) is in the process of converting its fleet of 11 cargo vans – used for daily Means-on-Wheels food deliveries to senior citizens – to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG).

UGI Utilities is providing CNG for the vehicles at a fueling station at CCAAA’s facility in Clearfield, Pa.

Greenline Fuel Corp., based in Temecula, Calif., manufactured the station.

“Converting our Meals-on-Wheels van fleet to compressed natural gas is a great project that will benefit not only our own organization and the people we serve, but could also be the catalyst to start the growth of a new type of infrastructure and service system for our area,’’ said John Kordish, executive director of CCAAA. “It would not have been made possible without the encouragement of Lou Stubbs from UGI early in our endeavor.’’

To date, two of the agency’s 11 cargo vans have been converted to bi-fuel systems. The agency hopes to have the entire fleet converted to CNG within a year.