SHREWSBURY, Mass. — A Shrewsbury business is trying to go green but, to do that, they'll need an 18,000 gallon propane tank.
Selectmen Jan. 8 approved Knight's Airport Limo Service's application for the propane tank at its property at 390 Hartford Turnpike. The tank will be 40 feet long, 10 feet in diameter, and sit 4 to 5 feet off the ground on a concrete saddle. Knight's consultant, Jody Pratt Ameden said the tank will be situated behind a building and not be visible from the street.
The large tank is needed, said Knight's President Michael Hogan, because his fleet goes through about 1,000 gallons of propane a day. There are about 55 registered vehicles on Knight's Shrewsbury property.
According to Selectman Chairman Maurice DePalo, the town's fire chief has approved the tank, which now needs approval from the state fire marshal.
Hogan said Knight's is switching vehicles to propane because it is a cleaner fuel, and a vehicle can travel just as far on a gallon of propane as it can with a gallon of gas.
“You get more life out of your engine,” Ameden said.
Knight's provides transportation services to and from Logan and T.F. Green airports.