Safelite AutoGlass Tries Innovative Approach to Natural Gas Compression

Safelite Auto Glass announced today it has selected Simple-Fill to fuel its fleet vehicles at the Safelite facility in Worthington, Ohio.

Simple-Fill is a Columbus, Ohio-based technology company that has developed a technology solution for the compression of natural gas.

“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. “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. With a technology that compresses natural gas in a more efficient way, Simple-Fill is delivering an affordable solution for compressing natural gas. We’re hopeful their solution will enable us to fulfill our efficiency and social responsibility goals, so we can continue to focus on delivering a memorable service experience for our customers.”

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.

“With the volatility of oil prices, we recognize the power of our approach to deliver a better compressor to fuel today’s vehicles,” said Rob Underhill, founder and president of Simple-Fill. “Our partnership with Safelite AutoGlass signals a first step in bringing our groundbreaking technology to more fleets and we’re excited about what is on the horizon for natural gas compression.”

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