Love’s Trillium CNG Fueling Station Opens in Maryland
A new, clean fuel option is now available to Maryland residents in Harford County with the addition of a Love’s Trillium CNG fueling station in Aberdeen, Maryland. The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provided $500K funding to assist station construction, and the nearby Frito-Lay plant will serve as the station’s anchor fleet.
“We are pleased to welcome this new compressed natural gas fueling station from Trillium to northern Maryland, which will provide companies like Frito-Lay with a sustainable alternative fueling option,” said Mary Beth Tung, MEA Director. “The increase of compressed natural gas stations in the state demonstrates Governor Hogan’s commitment to protect the environment and promote our economy.”
Representatives from MEA, Trillium and Frito-Lay gathered at the station on Friday, December 2 to dedicate the station and provide a fueling demonstration. Located along U.S. Highway 40, the public station features two CNG pumps. The station is owned and operated by Trillium and open to the public.
“With the help of the Maryland Energy Administration and Frito-Lay, we can continue our mission of providing fleets with clean fueling options,” Bill Zobel, general manager of business development for Trillium CNG said at the ceremony.
Frito-Lay has committed to expanding their CNG fleet and is the recipient of another MEA grant under the Freedom Fleet Voucher Program for a total award of $80K to go towards the purchase of four new delivery trucks.
MEA offers several additional transportation grants to increase energy efficiency including the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP), Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (EVIP), Maryland Natural Gas Vehicle Voucher Program and Natural Gas Refilling Station Grant Program. Visit www.energy.maryland.gov for more information and a full list of grants.