New Trillium CNG refueling station to power Cleveland buses
Station allows 100 diesel buses to be replaced with cleaner-burning CNG
HOUSTON, June 10, 2020 - Public buses for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will now run cleaner, thanks to a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station that's been designed by Trillium. The Houston-based company, a leading provider of renewable fuels and alternative and innovative energy solutions for fleets, will also maintain the new CNG station.
The station will be housed in the Triskett District Garage and will fuel buses that will serve westside Cleveland residents. Construction on the station should begin this month and is scheduled to be complete this fall. The station will have the capacity to fuel more than 100 CNG buses.
"Trillium has a long history of supplying alternative fuel solutions in Ohio," said JP Fjeld-Hansen, vice president of Trillium. "I'm pleased to see our relationship with GCRTA flourish, as we provide air quality benefits to Cleveland's westside residents. Trillium is focused on the continued growth of CNG infrastructure and vehicle deployment throughout Ohio and across the nation."
As a member of the Love's Family of Companies, Trillium operates multiple public retail stations in Ohio. The company is one of the few alternative fuel leaders with national design and construction expertise in the three clean fleet fuels: CNG, hydrogen and electric vehicle charging. Compared to diesel, CNG buses emit 30% fewer greenhouse gases - or 100 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per bus.
This is the authority's second CNG garage. The eastside Hayden Garage has refueled CNG buses since 2015, thanks to the CNG station that Trillium also designed and built.
To convert from diesel-powered buses, the authority received $2.6 million from U.S. Department of Transportation for the Triskett facility and $400,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for CNG buses.
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 67 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 520 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 26,000 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 380 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.