Trillium CNG, AMP Americas Partner to Build CNG Stations

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Nat­ural gas vehi­cle owner/operators are look­ing for­ward to see­ing more fuel­ing sta­tions being installed on major high­ways across the county. Tril­lium CNG and AMP Amer­i­cas now has a joint ven­ture focused on meet­ing these requests through a net­work of com­pressed nat­ural gas sta­tions along well trav­eled cor­ri­dors. Ini­tially, AMP Tril­lium will con­struct sta­tions along the I-65 and I-75 truck­ing cor­ri­dors and major routes in Texas, with the first sta­tion break­ing ground by fall 2012. The sta­tions will be open to the pub­lic, though the pri­mary cus­tomers will likely be heavy-duty and long-haul truck­ing fleets.

The new sta­tions will fea­ture fast-fill capa­bil­i­ties and redun­dant equip­ment pro­vid­ing increased fill speed and reduced down­time. The sta­tions will accept fleet cards and major credit cards and offer spe­cial fuel-pricing pro­grams. When­ever pos­si­ble, AMP Tril­lium plans to use renew­able CNG, the chem­i­cal equiv­a­lent of fossil-based nat­ural gas that is obtained from bio­mass, often food or ani­mal waste. AMP Amer­i­cas cur­rently owns two CNG fuel­ing sta­tions in Indi­ana and, in part­ner­ship with Fair Oaks Farms, man­ages a fleet of 42 CNG milk-transport trucks. By the fall, these trucks will run entirely on renew­able CNG made from manure from the dairy’s cows in a process called anaer­o­bic digestion.