Trillium – RNG Fuel and CNG Fueling Stations
Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)
About the Company:
Trillium, member of the Love’s Family of Companies, is a leading developer of alternative fueling system design and provides installation and operations for innovative energy solutions. Their fuels include Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Renewable Natural Gas, Hydrogen, and Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging infrastructure as well as energy solutions from Solar installations to On-Site Generation. Trillium has exceeded Customer expectations by delivering superior quality, reliability and dependability at more than 200 alternative fueling stations nationwide. Trillium specializes in designing, building, and operating these facilities, and provides 24/7 maintenance services for various types of professional fleets. Combined, Love’s Travel Stops and Trillium own 65 public-access CNG facilities.
Whether you want to install a private fueling station for your fleet or partner with Trillium to provide a public-access fueling station, we have a turnkey model for installing alternative-fueling infrastructure that covers everything from concept through completion, so you can focus on your core business.
About the Solution:
Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), or biomethane, is a naturally occurring gas released by decomposing organic matter. When left uncaptured and released into the environment, methane’s global warming potential is more than 20 times that of carbon dioxide (CO2). However, capturing RNG generated by anaerobic digestion or other means and using it as an alternative transportation fuel efficiently eliminates these harmful emissions. Making RNG available to the transportation industry will enable the United States to achieve a near-zero carbon footprint in the transportation supply chain.
RNG’s negative carbon footprint, long supply curve, positive air and water quality helps CNG users, farms and municipalities capture energy from waste in the most environmentally and economically responsible manner available.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- Long usable life and can be run reliably
- Creates energy and generates environmental credits
- Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
- Requires other technologies for energy utilization
- Requires other technologies for digestate handling
- Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
- Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
Trillium has been working with dairy projects to supply off-take agreements and capital investment. Trillium has the the financial ability and interest in directly investing resources and capital to develop dairy digester RNG projects or to convert existing digesters to produce RNG.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY