Trillium Opens Jacksonville, Florida’s First Public Access CNG Station
CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2015 – amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, and Champion Brands Incorporated (CBI) today announced the first-ever public access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in northeast Florida is now open for business. The grand opening event will be held on February 26 at the new station, which is located at 9711 Mining Drive off of Highway 1 near the intersection of Interstates 295 and 95 in Jacksonville’s Southside Industrial Park.
Steve Josephs, P.E., Director of Engineering and co-founder of ampCNG, said: “We are very excited to open Jacksonville’s first CNG station and believe this will bring more CNG-fueled trucks to northern Florida. ampCNG is committed to providing heavy trucking fleets with convenient access to CNG and plans to open several more CNG stations across the country this year.”
“I couldn’t be happier,” said Earl Benton, president/CEO Champion Brands. “amp Trillium is a great partner. This project is important not only to Jacksonville and our region, but also to the future of our economic viability and our goal of making Jacksonville the transportation and logistics hub of America. It also supports the Global Cities Initiative of increasing exports. The word is out – CNG is available in Northeast Florida.”
“Jacksonville, FL is a vital part of America’s transportation system,” said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG. “Having CNG infrastructure that is dependable, accessible, and fast-fueling for Class 8 tractors will continue to make Jacksonville one of the most sought after locations for logistics operations.”
The amp Trillium station is easily accessible for heavy-duty fleet trucks. The new CNG station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and uses a public access card reader system. The station includes two dual hose dispensers, allowing two semitrailers to fuel at the same time, and features Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor.
The station host, Champion Brands, Inc. has begun replacing their diesel fleet with CNG trucks. The first wave of CNG trucks hit the road October 1, 2014. Their diesel fleet will be fully replaced with CNG by July 2017.
About Champion Brands, Inc.
Champion Brands, Inc. is a Jacksonville based malt beverage distributor servicing six Northeast Florida counties. They currently represent 62 domestic and foreign breweries, four local craft breweries and Red Bull (Northeast Florida and 32 counties surrounding Savannah, Ga). 2015 marks their 30th business anniversary.
About amp Trillium, LLC
amp Trillium is a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG formed in 2012 to build a network of CNG stations across the U.S. that serve the commercial trucking industry.
ampCNG is on a mission to displace liquid fuels with compressed natural gas by building and owning ultra-fast-fill CNG fueling stations for long-haul truck fleets across the United States. Based in Chicago, the company is building a nationwide network of CNG stations to supply major businesses and fleet operators with cost-effective, clean compressed natural gas. ampCNG is a member of the Department of Energy’s National Clean Fleets Partnership tasked to reduce the nation’s dependency on imported oil. For more information, visitwww.ampCNG.com.
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.