Trillium to Build New CNG Station for Colorado Fleets
Love’s Trillium CNG has finalized an agreement to bring a CNG station to Gunnison, Colorado. Gunnison County and the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) recently reached an agreement with Trillium in which the company will design, own, operate and maintain the CNG facility.
The CNG station that will serve Gunnison County’s fleet vehicles and the Gunnison Valley RTA’s bus fleet will also be open to the public. It will be strategically placed on Highway 50 to provide professional truck drivers and motorists with another CNG location along the highway. According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, the new station will fill a gap of nearly 300 miles between Pueblo and Grand Junction along U.S.
The station will feature two CNG pumps and will also serve light and heavy duty trucks. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and the station should be open by summer. The station will supply the county fleet and Gunnison Valley RTA with clean-burning RNG.
Funding for the project has been supplied in part by a $500,000 grant through the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) in order to assist the Gunnison County Board of County Commissioner’s goal of converting to CNG.
“CEO’s ALT Fuels Colorado program helps remove the most significant barrier to natural gas fleet vehicle adoption through matching grants for publicly accessible fast-fill stations,” said Wes Maurer, Transportation Program Manager with the Colorado Energy Office. “We’re currently on course to double the number of preexisting fueling stations over the coming year.”
Love’s Travel Stops, a national travel stop company of more than 410 locations in 40 states, operates 14 locations in Colorado, including a Love’s Country Store in Gunnison. Trillium operates two CNG facilities in the state.