Love’s Trillium CNG finalized an agreement to bring two compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities to south Florida. According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, the stations will be the only CNG locations in, Florida.
Miami-Dade County awarded Love’s Trillium CNG a contract to design, build, and maintain the CNG facilities and upgrade maintenance facilities, as well as procure 300 CNG buses for the county’s public transportation system.
The stations will serve approximately 250 Miami-Dade County buses each. Trillium has contracted with New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., to provide the first 300 CNG buses. The 40-foot Xcelsior® CNG buses will be delivered throughout 2017 and 2018. The agency may add CNG buses in the future.
Trillium will provide the fuel for both stations. A minimum of 20% of the energy will be from renewable natural gas (RNG). RNG is a cellulosic biofuel produced from the anaerobic decomposition of waste from landfills, dairy operations or wastewater treatment facilities. The renewable energy will greatly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions for the project.
The agreement also includes CNG-related updates to existing transit maintenance, new fueling buildings, bus washes, and a 10-year operation and maintenance agreement.