CHICAGO – amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG™, will be hosting a public ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m., to celebrate the opening of the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Waco, Texas.
The amp Trillium Waco station located at 1606 Exchange Parkway is one of seven public fueling stations (Amarillo, Harrold, Sweetwater, Brock, Kerrville and Midland) set 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. This station services Class-8 trucks and any CNG vehicle and is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With three dispensers, the station allows for three Class-8 trucks to fuel simultaneously with Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier. Its 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.
“The ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate 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. “The grand opening marks the beginning of our developing network of ultra fast-fill CNG stations that 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 JV partner, to bring the economic and environmental benefits of CNG to the Waco, Texas market,” said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG. “We stake our reputation on delivering a great fueling experience for our customers – fast, safe and reliable.”
David Porter of the Railroad Commission of Texas, Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson (R-Waco) and Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan, Jr., as well as representatives of ampCNG and Trillium CNG will attend the grand opening event.
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).
WHAT: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate First Public CNG Station Opening in Waco, TX.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: 1606 Exchange Parkway, Waco, TX.
DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: David Porter of the Railroad Commission of Texas; Mayor Malcolm Duncan, Jr.; Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson (R-Waco); John Ebert, General Manager of Southwest Milk Logistics, Dairy Farmers of America; Willy DeJong, Owner, Hidden View Dairy & Member, Select Milk Producers; Donna Rolf, President, ampCNG