Trillium will upgrade the compressed natural gas station in Austin, Texas, to provide easier access and fast-fill capability for heavy-duty vehicles fueling with CNG.
The existing public station is the primary fueling facility for the city’s municipal refuse fleet. The facility is one of three CNG stations in Austin and will be one of only two that can serve Class 8 heavy-duty vehicles after the upgrade.
Construction is scheduled to begin this fall, and the station will remain open to the public throughout the improvement process. Work is expected to be completed in the spring.
Trillium, one of the nation’s leading providers of CNG vehicle fueling facilities, operates the station and will design and construct the upgrades.
“The city of Austin’s CNG station is in a heavily traveled area near Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 290, which makes it a primary fueling location for the city of Austin’s fleet as well as motorists and heavy-duty fleets traveling between San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth,” Trillium Managing Director Bill Cashmareck said in a statement.
This project is funded in part by the state of Texas through a Clean Transportation Triangle Grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Houston-based Trillium, which operates 200 alternative-fuel stations nationwide, is a unit of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores.