Florida’s First Public Access CNG Station Opens
amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG™, and Champion Brands Incorporated (CBI) have opened the first-ever public access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in northeast Florida. The station host, CBI, has begun replacing their diesel fleet with CNG trucks.
Steve Josephs, P.E., Director of Engineering and co-founder of ampCNG, said: “We are very excited to open Jacksonville’s first CNG station and believe this will bring more CNG-fueled trucks to northern Florida. ampCNG is committed to providing heavy trucking fleets with convenient access to CNG and plans to open several more CNG stations across the country this year.”
“I couldn’t be happier,” said Earl Benton, president/CEO Champion Brands. “amp Trillium is a great partner. This project is important not only to Jacksonville and our region, but also to the future of our economic viability and our goal of making Jacksonville the transportation and logistics hub of America. It also supports the Global Cities Initiative of increasing exports. The word is out – CNG is available in Northeast Florida.”
The amp Trillium station is easily accessible for heavy-duty fleet trucks. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and uses a public access card reader system. The station includes two dual hose dispensers, allowing two semitrailers to fuel at the same time, and features Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor.
CBI’s first wave of CNG trucks hit the road October 1, 2014. Their diesel fleet will be fully replaced with CNG by July 2017.