California Refuse Company Commissions Trillium CNG Refueling Station

GreenTeam of San Jose, a refuse and recycling company that operates in the San Francisco Bay Area, has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station that was designed and built by Trillium CNG.

"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," says Paul Nelson, division vice president of GreenTeam San Jose.

Right now, the company has a fleet of 18 refuse vehicles that are running on CNG. That number is set to double within the next year.

GreenTeam and Trillium CNG used a phased approach to design and construct the station. One compressor was installed to fuel GreenTeam's existing natural gas vehicles, and "expansion room" for a second compressor was built into the design in order to accommodate GreenTeam's full CNG-powered fleet.

"This approach strikes a balance between equipment capacity, performance and reliability needed today without incurring capital and electrical costs until demand warrants them," says Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG.

This article was first published by NGTNews.


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