Hexagon Composites' cylinders are 30% the weight of steel.
Hexagon Composites' cylinders are 30% the weight of steel.

Hexagon Composites' wholly-owned subsidiary Hexagon Raufoss has received an order from PT Autogas in Indonesia for 1,000 fiber reinforced cylinders for the conversion of taxis and government vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG).

Indonesia is quickly adopting CNG as an alternative to diesel and gasoline as a result of a government oil-to-gas campaign, the company says. The program's goal is to reduce pollution and diversify fuel in the public transportation sector.

Hexagon Composites' are 30% the weight of steel, which can reduce fuel consumption and extends range between refillings.

‘We are committed to the momentum that environmental friendly fuels are experiencing in Southeast Asia and are pleased that our CNG solutions are helping reduce pollution in Indonesia,’ said Ragnar Holthe, managing director automotive, Hexagon Raufoss.

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