Omaha, NE: Omaha food truck runs on natural gas

By Laurann Robinson  |


OMAHA, Neb. —Summer is peak season for local food truck businesses, and a big green food truck is making its way around town, standing apart from the rest with more than its bright color.

“We have contemporary barbecue,” said Parker Wyatt of Big Green Q. “We’ve got pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket. We do smoked meat loaf.”

Big Green Q runs on natural gas.

“A lot of food trucks are straight either gas or diesel, and then run all of their kitchen equipment on liquid propane,” Wyatt said. “We do all of it on (compressed natural gas).”

CNG is a clean-burning fuel.

“The part that made it (qualify) for our program is that the fuel that’s used is compressed natural gas,” said David Bracht, director of the Nebraska Energy Office.

Bracht said the Nebraska Energy Office helped navigate the process and get Big Green Q a low-interest loan, in the end helping Big Green Q team up with Dundee Bank.

Everything from the truck’s fuel to its generator operates on CNG.

The Nebraska Energy Office said it offers programs for people seeking to make their homes, businesses and cars more environmentally friendly.

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