CHICAGO – amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG™, today announced the opening of its public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Canton, Ohio. The station is located at 4011 16th SW and will serve Frito-Lay North America, the station’s anchor tenant.
Frito-Lay North America selected Trillium CNG as a station partner to build public fueling infrastructure to serve its fleet of heavy-duty, Class 8 CNG tractor trailers. Frito Lay has one of the largest CNG Fleets in the U.S.
Directly off US 30/US 65 and across from Frito-Lay North America’s Canton, Ohio plant, the amp Trillium station will allow three Class-8 trucks to fuel simultaneously at 10-12 GGE per minute utilizing Trillium CNG’s fast-fill proprietary hydraulic intensifier technology. The station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is accepting all major credit cards.
“amp Trillium’s CNG station in Canton further expands our growing network of sustainable and efficient fueling stations for large fleets,” said Donna Rolf, president and general counsel of ampCNG. “We’re proud to support one of the largest CNG fleets in the country and to be playing a significant role in the effort to create the economic and environmental opportunity that CNG provides.”
“We’re committed to supporting Frito-Lay North America’s CNG fueling infrastructure build-out plan, said Mary Boettcher, Trillium CNG president. Boettcher added “We support Frito Lay’s sustainability goals to improve fleet fuel efficiency through reduction of harmful carbon emissions. Natural gas is clean burning and generates around 20% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than a comparable diesel truck.”
CNG is domestic, abundant and about 40% less expensive than diesel. It reduces dependence on foreign oil and has significant environmental benefits. Because it is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, CNG cars and trucks require less vehicle maintenance and enjoy a longer engine life. Given these benefits, the long-term savings far outweigh the incremental costs associated with converting to CNG.
ABOUT amp Trillium, LLC
amp Trillium is a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG formed in 2012 to build a network of CNG stations across the U.S. to serve the commercial trucking industry.
ampCNG, a Chicago-based energy company focused on displacing liquid fuels with CNG, builds and owns CNG fueling stations for long-haul truck fleets and finances leases for CNG trucks. The company operates the largest US renewable natural-gas plant that produces fuel from cow manure. ampCNG is a member of the Department of Energy’s National Clean Fleets Partnership tasked to reduce the nation’s dependency on imported oil. For more information, call (312) 300-6700 or visit http://www.ampcng.com.
ABOUT TRILLIUM CNG
Trillium CNG is a leading provider of CNG to fleets, and also offers complete facility design, construction, operation and maintenance services. Our focus is on fueling heavy-duty fleets that require high-performance solutions. For more information, visit www.TrilliumCNG.com. Trillium CNG is a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: TEG). Follow Trillium CNG on Twitter and LinkedIn.