Trillium to Build Public Access CNG Station in Glenwood Springs, CO
CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2015 – Trillium CNG™ has announced plans to design, build, operate and maintain a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Glenwood Food & Fuel Shell West Mart located at 0023 Mel Ray Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO.
The anchor fleet for the station will be Western Tank Lines; however, the facility is open to anyone that owns a CNG vehicle and is looking to refuel.
The new facility, located just north of I-70 at Exit 114 in West Glenwood, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will feature one dual-hose dispenser with access from two lanes.
Ground breaking at the site began August 10th. Trillium CNG expects the new facility to be completed and operational by the fall. This is Trillium CNG’s second station in Colorado. The company built and operates the private CNG station in Glenwood Springs that supports the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) for its VelociRFTA Bus Rapid Transit which provides service to Aspen and Grand Hogback service to Rifle.
“Western Tank Lines is excited to integrate CNG trucks into our fleet and fuel at the upcoming Trillium CNG station in Glenwood Springs,” said Al Butler, President of Western Tank Lines. “CNG presents the opportunity to use a domestic fuel source with lower price volatility than gasoline and diesel while producing fewer tailpipe emissions.
“We are pleased to be able to bring compressed natural gas to Glenwood Springs,“ said Joel Jansen, vice president of Trillium CNG. “The state of Colorado has been at the forefront of the natural gas movement and clearly understands the real environmental and economic benefits CNG provides. Our high performance fast-fill stations are built with the safety, reliability and technology heavy-duty fleets have come to depend on.”
Garfield County has also reached out in support of the natural gas fueling station. “We supported the development of the Glenwood Springs CNG station with a $90,000 grant. We understand the value of using locally-produced natural gas for transportation, and are working to switch vehicles in the county fleet to CNG over the coming years,” said Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky.
Trillium CNG’s new Glenwood Springs station is also supported by a $10,000 grant from the City of Glenwood Springs, a $90,000 grant from Garfield County and a $442,880 grant from the State of Colorado’s Alt Fuels Colorado grant program, which is funded by the Federal Highway Administration.
“The principal infrastructure goal of the Alt Fuels Colorado program is to create a statewide system of publicly accessible compressed natural gas fueling stations along major transportation corridors in Colorado, in turn removing barriers to the state’s natural gas vehicle market. The forthcoming station in Glenwood Springs will fill a critical network link along Interstate 70,” said Wes Maurer, Transportation Program Manager for the Colorado Energy Office.
“The Glenwood Springs City Council is pleased to see construction begin on the Trillium CNG fueling station, and we look forward to the station opening this fall,” said Glenwood Springs Mayor Mike Gamba. “Offering public CNG fueling helps diversify our local economy, and will give people an incentive to buy CNG vehicles.”
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.
About WEC Energy Group:
WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation’s premier energy companies, serving 4.4 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.
The company’s principal utilities are We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Michigan Gas Utilities, and Minnesota Energy Resources. The company’s other major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and owns electric generating plants.
WEC Energy Group (wecenergygroup.com), a component of the S&P 500, has nearly $29 billion of assets, 9,300 employees and approximately 60,000 stockholders of record.