CHICAGO, JULY 16, 2014 – amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, today announced the opening of the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Waco. Located at 1606 Exchange Parkway, the station will service Class-8 trucks and any CNG vehicle as it becomes the first of seven public fueling stations to open as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks.
The amp Trillium station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and features Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier. The station features three dispensers and allows for three Class-8 trucks to fuel simultaneously. The station’s location provides easy access for heavy-duty fleets running the I-35 corridor that spans Texas from north to south and connects many major cities including Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio and Waco.
“We’re excited to be opening the first-ever CNG station in Waco, right off I-35 between Dallas and Austin,” said Steve Josephs, P.E., Director of Engineering and Co-Founder of ampCNG. “This station and our developing network of ultra fast-fill CNG stations will enable fleets on routes across Texas to realize the benefits of switching from diesel to CNG.”
“We are proud to be working with ampCNG, our joint venture partner, who understands the importance of making CNG available in the Texas market,” said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG. “Fleet operators know that we stake our reputation on delivering a great fueling experience for our customers – fast, safe and reliable.
Under the amp Trillium joint venture, seven additional stations (Amarillo, Harrold, Rosenberg, Sweetwater, Weatherford, Kerrville and Midland) are currently in development and set to open within the next six months.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held later this summer to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s first CNG fueling station. Officials from the city of Waco and the state of Texas along with representatives from the joint venture are expected to attend the ceremony.
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 or on LinkedIn.