Trillium CNG opened a new natural gas fueling station at the GreenTeam San Jose’s refuse and recycling facility in San Jose, Calif. GreenTeam will use the station to fuel the company’s 18 new trash hauling trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). GreenTeam expects to more than double its fleet of CNG trucks over the next 12 months.
“Our investment in CNG infrastructure and the conversion of our entire fleet to a cleaner burning fuel, which is estimated at $15 million, is intended to reduce our carbon footprint and improve local air quality,” said Paul Nelson, Division Vice President of GreenTeam San Jose.
GreenTeam collaborated with Trillium CNG to utilize a phased approach to designing and building its station. One compressor was installed to fuel their current CNG vehicles with expansion room for a second compressor as GreenTeam fully converts its fleet. “This approach strikes a balance between equipment capacity, performance and reliability needed today without incurring capital and electrical costs until demand warrants them,” said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG.