CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2014) - amp Trillium, LLC held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Perry, Ga., to celebrate the grand opening of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) public fueling station. Officials from the city of Perry and the state of Georgia joined representatives from the joint venture and Davis Oil Company at the ceremony.
Frito-Lay North America selected Trillium CNG as a station partner to build public fueling infrastructure to serve its fleet of heavy-duty, Class-8 CNG tractor-trailers. Frito-Lay has one of the largest CNG fleets in the U.S.
The station is located at the Davis Oil Company Commercial Fueling Station at 523 Perry Parkway, 10 miles from Frito-Lay's plant in Kathleen, Ga. Its proximity to the Thompson Road exit off Interstate 75 provides easy access and convenient CNG fueling for heavy-duty truck fleets between Atlanta and Valdosta, Ga.
The amp Trillium station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will have two dual-hose dispensers, allowing two semitrailers to fuel at the same time. The station also features Trillium CNG's fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor.
"This is the third of five CNG stations we've been awarded to build for Frito-Lay North America," said Mary Boettcher, Trillium CNG president. "We're proud to support Frito-Lay's sustainability goals to improve fleet fuel efficiency through the reduction harmful carbon emissions."
"Having a company with the credibility of Frito-Lay switch their fleet to CNG is a powerful statement," said Nate Laurell, ampCNG Chief Executive Officer. "Frito understands that fueling with CNG creates an economic and environmental opportunity, one that we are excited to help them realize."
About amp Trillium, LLC
amp Trillium is a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG formed in 2012 to build a network of CNG stations across the U.S. to serve the commercial trucking industry.
About Trillium CNG
Trillium CNG is a leading provider of CNG to fleets, and also offers complete facility design, construction, operation and maintenance services. Our focus is on fueling heavy-duty fleets that require high-performance solutions. For more information, visit www.TrilliumCNG.com. Trillium CNG is a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: TEG). Follow Trillium CNG on Twitter or on LinkedIn.
About Integrys Energy Group, Inc.
Integrys Energy Group, Inc. is a diversified energy holding company with regulated natural gas and electric utility operations (serving customers in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin), an approximate 34 percent equity ownership interest in American Transmission Co. (a federally regulated electric transmission company), and non-regulated energy operations. For more information, visit www.integrysgroup.com.
ampCNG, the Chicago-based energy company focused on displacing liquid fuels with CNG, builds and owns CNG fueling stations for long-haul truck fleets and finances leases for CNG trucks. ampCNG operates the largest US renewable natural-gas plant that produces fuel from cow manure. The company is a member of the Department of Energy's National Clean Fleets Partnership tasked with reducing the nation's dependency on imported oil. For more information, call (312) 300-6700 or visit www.ampCNG.com.