AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their trucks to compressed natural gas.
Under the agreement, AMP-Trillium, the joint venture between AMP Americas and Trillium CNG, will build seven public fueling stations between now and early 2014 and lease new CNG trucks that will travel more than 13.2 million miles per year, servicing routes throughout Texas.
The stations, which will be built in Waco, Amarillo, Harrold, Sweetwater, Weatherford, Kerrville and Midland, will initially fuel 40 new Class 8 Kenworth and Peterbilt CNG sleeper trucks, a number that will double over the course of the agreement.
“It is estimated that the culmination of this deal will displace carbon emissions equal to removing 2,400 cars per year from the road and will save the supply chain $1.50 to $2.00 in fuel savings on every gallon sold,” said Nathan Laurell, CEO of AMP Americas. “It lets us build a network of public, fast-fill CNG stations across all of the major Texas corridors that can be used by any fleet running trucks across the state.”
The deal features beneficial contract terms for fleets operated by Western Dairy Transport and Reynolds Transport.
AMP Americas builds and owns CNG fueling stations for long-haul truck fleets and finances leases for CNG trucks, and operates a large renewable natural-gas plant that produces fuel from cow manure. Trillium CNG is a leading provider of CNG to heavy-duty fleets, and also offers facility design, construction, operation and maintenance services.