Sparq, Trillium, VNG and Ward Designated for Funding
The Colorado Energy Office, in partnership with the state’s Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Transportation, has disclosed its plans for funding four additional CNG fueling station locations.
“The program’s newly awarded locations illustrate a more comprehensive picture of Colorado’s rapidly advancing statewide system of publicly accessible, fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling stations,” CEO transportation program manager Wes Maurer said in a release.
The four developers and new CNG locations are
- Sparq Natural Gas in Rifle,
- Trillium CNG in Gunnison,
- Ward Alternative Energy in Henderson, and
- VNG in Denver.
Additionally, notes CEO, awards were made for co-located electric vehicle charging and propane fueling stations at three previously awarded sites in Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley.
The Alt Fuels Colorado grant program “is designed to remove barriers to the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles by addressing the current lack of fueling infrastructure,” the agency notes.
$30 Million in Four Years
CEO has to date has issued awards for 15 CNG stations in Colorado. The latest is the third funding round since the program’s inception in 2014.
The Alt Fuels Colorado grant program is backed by CMAQ, the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program and the Colorado Department of Transportation. It is to provide $30 million over a four-year period (2014 to 2017) toward the construction of statewide alternative fueling infrastructure and the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles for fleets operating within the state’s air quality non-attainment area.
Approximately $15 million of the CMAQ funds will be used to develop 25 to 30 fast-fill CNG stations along major statewide transportation corridors, creating an intrastate network for natural gas vehicle travel.
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Source: Colorado Energy Office with Fleets & Fuels follow-up