Chicago Awards $300K Toward a $2 Million Station
Trillium CNG, now a unit of Love’s, has been designated for a $300,000 award to help build a $1.98 million public-access compressed natural gas fueling station for the city of Naperville, which is to transition a portion of its fleet to the clean-burning fuel.
The money was awarded as part of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s Drive Clean Station program.
The Naperville planning and zoning commission approved the project on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun reported. The city wants to convert about a quarter of a fleet of some 500 trucks to CNG, the paper said, quoting public works director Dick Dublinski.
Waste Management is a possible customer too, wrote Sun reporter Genevieve Bookwalter.
Ariel Compressors, Trillium Hy-C
According to the Trillium CNG proposal, the new CNG station will be built on land leased from the city of Naperville, near major transportation corridors. Trillium plans to use Ariel compressors to power three fueling lanes, each with a dedicated-CNG hose capable of dispensing seven to 12 gasoline gallon equivalents per minute.
Trillium’s Hy-C hydraulic compression technology will help ensure fast and complete fills.
Third in Chicagoland for Trillium
Nicor Gas will supply feed for the new station via pipeline. Trillium says that initial annual throughput for the Jefferson Avenue installation could be as high as 2 million GGEs. Additional compressors could raise capacity to 3 million GGEs.
Trillium noted in its Chicago Drive Clean Station application that it already operates two Chicago-area CNG stations, in Rockford and McCook, and that its long-term plan for the Chicago market “is to provide public and reliable access to CNG fueling along every major corridor.”
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Source: Published report with Fleets & Fuels follow-up