Trillium to Upgrade Alternative Fueling Station for City of Austin
Existing Compressed Natural Gas Station to Provide Better Service to Heavy-Duty Vehicles
HOUSTON, August 29, 2018 - The City of Austin's compressed natural gas (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, located at 2400 Business Center Drive, 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.
Trillium, a member of the Love's Family of Companies, is a leading provider of renewable fuels and alternative fueling solutions, specializing in fuel supply, design, installation, and operation for innovative energy solutions. Trillium's alternative fuels offerings include compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen, and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as well as low carbon energy supply from renewable natural gas, solar installation, and on-site electricity generation. For more than 20 years, Trillium has exceeded Customer expectations by delivering superior quality, reliability and dependability at more than 200 alternative fueling stations nationwide. Trillium specializes in designing, building, and operating these facilities, and provides 24/7 maintenance services for various types of professional fleets. Combined, Love's Travel Stops and Trillium own 65 public-access CNG facilities. To learn more, please visit www.trilliumcng.com.
About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores (Love's) is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 460 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 22,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings, and more. Love's has more than 250 on-site Truck Tire Care centers and 52 Speedco locations, which is the largest oil change and preventative maintenance nationwide network on the road today. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.