Trillium CNG Opens Station in North Carolina; Breaks Ground in Minnesota
This week, Trillium CNG completed construction of a new public access CNG fueling station for Class 8 vehicles on the southwest side of Charlotte, North Carolina. The station is part of an agreement with Frito-Lay North America, who selected Trillium CNG to design, build, operate and maintain CNG stations to serve its fleet of heavy duty tractor- trailers. The new CNG station is located in an industrial park in Charlotte and is about one mile from I-485 and I-77, two major interstates that serve the greater Charlotte Metropolitan area. The CNG station will operate 24 hours a day, and uses Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor. There are two fueling lanes today with the ability to expand an additional lane as demand increases. “This is the fifth of eight CNG stations we’ve been awarded to build for Frito-Lay North America,” said Mary Boettcher, Trillium CNG president. “Frito-Lay understands that refueling with CNG creates an economic and environmental opportunity, one that we are excited to help them realize.”
Trillium CNG also announced Holiday Stationstores, a privately owned company with 492 corporate and franchise locations in 10 states, will be adding CNG fueling to their existing Stationstore located in Duluth, Minnesota. Holiday will also begin operating CNG powered trucks in its fuel delivery fleet. Trillium CNG will build, operate and maintain the public access fast-fill CNG fueling location. “We recognize the need to offer customers a cleaner, more cost-effective fuel alternative and are pleased to partner with Trillium CNG on the opening,” said Brian Ochocki, vice president for Holiday Stationstores. “This will be Holiday’s first CNG fueling and we are excited to offer local fleets this option at a convenient location open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” The public station will have easy in and out access for heavy duty trucks. The dual hose dispenser will allow two semitrailers to fuel at the same time, and the station will feature Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor.