Trillium opening California CNG stations fed by renewable natural gas
HOUSTON, Dec. 23, 2019 – Trillium, one of the nation’s leading providers of alternative fuels systems and renewable fuels, today announced that it is adding two new public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to its network of California locations.
The alternative and renewable fuel provider designed and built CNG stations at two Love’s Travel Stops located in Lost Hills and Tehachapi, California. The stations will offer renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling capabilities to fleet customers. Produced entirely from organic waste streams, RNG is a low-carbon fuel and interchangeable with pipeline-quality natural gas that reduces greenhouse gas emissions 40-125% (depending on the feedstock) when compared to diesel.
The new CNG stations will feature two fast-fill dispensers and will be heavy-duty vehicle accessible. Slated to open in the first quarter of 2020, these two new stations will add to the network of more than 30 private and public Trillium locations located in California.
“We are excited to expand our network and bring access to RNG fueling to our many fleet customers operating in California’s Central Valley,” said JP Fjeld-Hansen, vice president of Trillium. “Trillium continues to lead in providing clean fueling options and innovative solutions that meet the needs of our diverse customers – helping fleets reach their sustainability goals while improving their bottom line.”
Gemini Motor Transport, the primary fuel carrier for Love’s Travel Stops, will be fueling its growing CNG fleet of tractor trailers, which use the new Cummins Westport Low NOx 12-liter natural gas engine, with RNG from the two new locations, as well as an existing station in Tulare.
The 24/7 stations will be located at 21948 Highway 46 in Lost Hills and 2000 East Tehachapi Blvd. in Tehachapi, the first Trillium stations in Kern County, a vital transit corridor for California.
Fleets looking for grant/financing assistance to adopt CNG trucks should contact Trillium at ContactTrillium@Loves.com.
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 61 public-access CNG facilities. To learn more, visit loves.com/Trillium.
About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 25,000 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 370 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love’s Truck Tire Care locations. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.