Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has chosen Trillium CNG to design, build, operate and maintain a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.
This will be the second CNG fueling station built and operated by Trillium CNG for the district. LAUSD is the largest operator of CNG-fueled school buses in the country, according to the company.
The new facility, located at the district's garage, will feature 102 time-fill posts and a single fast-fill dispenser, with CNG dispensed overnight using two 150 horsepower compressors, company officials said. The site is expected to deliver 500,000 gasoline gallons equivalent annually.
Groundbreaking is scheduled in late July, and Trillium CNG expects the new facility to be built and operating by October. Trillium will maintain the station for the next 15 years.
Trillium CNG currently owns and operates a CNG station that it designed and built for the exclusive use of LAUSD in January 2000, at its garage in Gardena, California. The company leases the premises from the district.
“It is a privilege to be working with the largest operator of CNG-fueled school buses in the U.S.,” said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG. “The Los Angeles Unified School District was an early adopter of CNG for school buses and has realized for over a decade the economic and environmental benefits of using an American transportation fuel.”