On Tuesday, Trillium CNG (a business unit of Integrys Energy Group) and AMP Americas announced a joint venture, named AMP Trillium, which will focus on building a network of CNG stations across the U.S. Initially, AMP Trillium will construct stations along the I-65 and I-75 trucking corridors and major routes in Texas, with the first station breaking ground by fall 2012. The stations will be open to the public, although the primary customers will likely be heavy-duty and long-haul trucking fleets. The stations, which will accept fleet cards and major credit cards, will offer special fuel-pricing programs.
Importantly, AMP Trillium plans to use biomethane (renewable natural gas) whenever possible. AMP Americas currently owns two CNG fueling stations in Indiana and, in partnership with Fair Oaks Farms, manages a fleet of 42 CNG milk-transport trucks. By the fall, these trucks will run entirely on biomethane made from manure from Fair Oak Farm’s cows. “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.