Joint venture to focus on building CNG stations

July 26, 2012

A new joint venture between Trillium CNG and AMP Americas will be dedicated to building a nationwide network of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across the U.S.

The venture, AMP Trillium, will begin along the I-65 and I-75 trucking corridors and major routes in Texas. Groundbreaking for the first station should be in the fall, the company said, adding that while primary customers are expected to be heavy-duty and long-haul trucking fleets, all the stations will be open to the public.

“We’re very excited by what this joint venture means to AMP and our industry. It allows us to complete more renewable CNG projects alongside a strong financial and operating partner,” said Nate Laurell, AMP’s founder and CEO. “Oil, being globally priced, is expensive, but natural gas is not only abundant in the US, it’s also cleaner, producing 20 to 30% fewer greenhouse emissions than diesel fuel.”

The stations will feature fast-fill capabilities and redundant equipment providing increased fill speed and reduced downtime, the company said. An on-call service team will be available 24/7. The stations will also accept fleet cards and major credit cards and offer special fuel-pricing programs.

AMP Trillium said it plans to use renewable CNG where possible. Renewable CNG is the chemical equivalent of fossil-based natural gas and is obtained from biomass, often food or animal waste, the company said.

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