TrilliumHD, a joint venture between Integrys Transportation Fuels, LLC, operating as Trillium CNG, and Paper Transport, Inc., both with offices in Green Bay, Wisconsin is building the area’s first public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The station’s primary customers will be heavy-duty trucking and transportation fleets. Special fueling programs will be available to fleets wanting to take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of CNG. Paper Transport, Inc., is the first fleet to contract with TrilliumHD, which will build, operate and maintain the station.
Public access to the fuel will be available to anyone with a CNG vehicle.
Construction of the CNG station began in November 2011. The next step will be the delivery and installation of major equipment, including two 250 HP compressors, gas driers and a twin-hose CNG dispenser. The station will provide fast fills, with a flow rate of 10 diesel gallon equivalents per minute. Shortly after the major equipment arrives on site, the Trillium team will complete installation, commissioning and training.
TrilliumHD plans to open additional stations in the area in 2012. “Natural gas makes good economic sense as a transportation fuel for our country,” said Charles Koontz, managing director of strategic business development for Integrys Transportation Fuels. “With an abundant supply of domestic natural gas, forecasts show low and stable long-term prices for CNG. It isn’t affected by the global issues that make gasoline and diesel prices so volatile. Through TrilliumHD, we want to build a network of over-the-road CNG fueling stations to ensure CNG is a convenient, readily accessible fuel for drivers.”
CNG is growing as a transportation fuel. NGV Global, the International Association of Natural Gas Vehicles (www.iangv.org), estimates that within the next 10 years, about 9 percent of the world’s transportation fleets will be natural gas vehicles.
Paper Transport, Inc., headquartered in Green Bay, has been using CNG tractors since February 2010, with more than 1 million miles logged on units currently in use. Learn more about Paper Transport at www.papertransport.com.
(This article compiled using information from an Integrys Transportation Fuels, LLC press release)