Trillium CNG Inks Deal with MRWMD in Monterey, CA
CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2015 – Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:TEG) has signed a letter of agreement with the Monterey Regional Waste Management District in California to build, own and operate a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station to power the district’s CNG refuse trucks. The station will be built at the Monterey Regional Environmental Park located at 14201 Del Monte Boulevard in Marina, Calif.
By mid-2016, the District will extrude the methane gas produced at the Monterey Peninsula Landfill, a nearby sanitary facility, and convert the recovered natural gas into CNG to power their fleet. Trucks will begin and end the day at the site. “It’s really sort of a perfect closed loop resulting in negative carbon impact,” said Tim Flanagan, the district’s assistant general manager.
“We are excited to partner with the Monterey Regional Waste Management District in this innovative and environmentally-advanced project,” said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium. “We congratulate the District in advancing their nationally recognized solid waste management and resource recovery efforts.”
The new CNG station will feature time-fill posts to handle the district’s 50 CNG refuse trucks today as well as a fast-fill dispenser that can be made available to other local City and County fleets. However, it will be expandable to accommodate up to 100 CNG vehicles as their fleet is fully converted.
Groundbreaking is scheduled in April with completion targeted for the end of July.
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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 the Trillium Homepage.
About Monterey Regional Waste Management District
The Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) is an award-winning 64-year-old California Special District, covering 853 square miles, representing nine member agencies and providing services to local and regional customers. Its mission is “To turn waste into Resources in the most cost effective and environmentally sound manner to benefit the community.”
The MRWMD is an integrated waste management facility combining a Materials Recovery Facility, Household Hazardous Waste collection facility, landfill-gas-to-energy program, Last Chance Mercantile (LCM) reuse store, and public education and outreach. In January of 2012, MRWMD took another pioneering step forward in organics waste management by entering into an agreement with Zero Waste Energy (ZWE) to permit, construct and operate a Dry Fermentation “SmartFerm” Anaerobic Digestion (AD) composting system to manage food scraps. The partnership with Trillium CNG to fuel local collection truck fleets with renewable energy marks another milestone in the District’s long history of serving the Monterey Bay region.