Trillium to Upgrade Alternative Fueling Station for City of Austin
The City of Austin’s CNG station will undergo a comprehensive upgrade that will make it a premier fast-fill CNG station in Austin, Texas. The improvements will make the station capable of serving the increasing demand of heavy-duty vehicles fueling with CNG. The existing public station is the primary fueling facility for the city’s municipal refuse fleet. Trillium, one of the nation’s leading providers of CNG vehicle fueling facilities, operates the station and will design and construct the upgrades.
“The City of Austin’s CNG station is in a heavily-traveled area near Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 290 which makes it a primary fueling location for the City of Austin’s fleet, as well as motorists and heavy-duty fleets traveling between San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth,” said Bill Cashmareck, managing director of Trillium. “The city has enjoyed the cost and sustainability benefits of CNG and we’re happy to partner with them in a new way to improve the station to allow more types of customers the same advantages.”
The driveway to the station will be widened and fueling lanes will be redesigned to give heavy-duty vehicles easier access to the facility. Other upgrades include a new fast-fill dispenser to serve increased public demand, an additional compressor, a new natural gas dryer, and an upgraded control system to allow for remote monitoring. The facility is one of three CNG stations in Austin and will be one of only two that can serve Class 8 heavy-duty vehicles after the upgrade.
Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and the station will remain open to the public throughout the improvement process. Work is expected to be completed in spring of 2019.
This project is funded in part by the State of Texas through a Clean Transportation Triangle Grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.