Trillium announces new CNG station, partnership with Albuquerque
Station will provide a green commute for 20 years
HOUSTON, Feb. 18, 2021 - The city of Albuquerque is extending its clean-air commitment by adding a new compressed natural gas station by alternative fuel industry leader Trillium to refuel its buses. The new station marks the beginning of a long-term partnership between the city and Trillium.
After Albuquerque evaluated its needs for clean public transit, they turned to Houston-based Trillium for the design and installation of a turn-key CNG system. CNG is a clean-burning alternative fuel, producing up to 27% fewer carbon emissions than diesel, while providing safe and reliable technology that can perform on par with diesel buses.
The new station marks the start of a 20-year partnership between Trillium and Albuquerque, where Trillium will build and maintain a station that serves the city's CNG bus fleet. Albuquerque first began purchasing CNG buses in 1997. The new CNG station will replace a more than 20-year-old station.
"In 1997, the alternative fueling landscape had less offerings than it does today," said Danny Holcomb, transit director for Albuquerque. "Currently, the city of Albuquerque is still determining what the fueling source of its fleet will be in the coming years and thankfully we will have the infrastructure in place if the decision to pursue all or some CNG buses is made."
Albuquerque's fleet currently has 41 CNG buses, but the station could service up to 101 CNG buses by 2032. If the city chooses to increase their fleet even further, Trillium's design allows for an additional CNG compressor to accommodate expansions.
"We are excited to support the city of Albuquerque in their transition toward a more sustainable public transportation network," said JP Fjeld-Hansen, vice president of Trillium. "Trillium's hard-working team will be sure to provide residents with a green commute for the next 20 years."
This will be the second CNG station in New Mexico for Love's Travel Stops, the parent company of Trillium. Its existing station, located on Interstate 40 at exit 149, serves heavy-duty transit customers on the westside of Albuquerque. Construction of the new station will begin in October.
Trillium operates over 200 CNG stations across the country, offering station design and build expertise, 24/7 operations and maintenance, grant writing and commercial assistance. Fleet owners interested in transitioning to CNG can reach Trillium by emailing 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 nearly 70 public-access CNG facilities. To learn more, visit loves.com/Trillium.
About Love's Travel Stops
Love's Travel Stops is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 550 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 29,000 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 400 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love's Truck 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.