Pilot Company announced a new compressed natural gas and hydrogen delivery platform as it diversifies its fuel business into industrial applications.
This expansion of its initiatives in the alternative fuels space includes a partnership with VoltaGrid LLC to develop a low-carbon fuels network. This network will contribute to reduced emissions and decarbonization for third-party customers in industries such as water disposal, dual-fuel applications, water heating operations, and natural disaster response.
Pilot, which is a major supplier of fuel and travel center operator in North America, has invested in a large-scale fleet of CNG and hydrogen trailers. Combined with its investment in VoltaGrid's low-carbon oilfield and mining services business, Pilot said, the venture is estimated to bring 350,000 gallons equivalent of low-carbon fuel to the market daily.
This partnership will advance VoltaGrid's power generation venture for electric completions and look at further growth through the joint development of large-scale low-carbon fuel terminals in 2022 and early 2023.
Pilot hired industry veteran Joshua Edge, with more than 20 years of experience in fuel distribution and terminal management, to lead the expansion.
“Pilot Company is a leader in fuel supply and distribution in North America, and we are eager to further diversify our business footprint in the alternative fuels space and scale our capabilities to serve the energy, fuel, and mobility industries," said Edge, Pilot Company's senior director of compressed gas operations.
VoltaGrid, founded in 2020, is currently executing a significant growth plan across North America with a focus on reducing emissions and operating cost reductions while increasing the reliability of portable power generation
“With Pilot's expansive network and our joint efforts to produce and provide cleaner and more efficient power, we are excited to bring even more resources and value to our customers,” said Nathan Ough, CEO and president of VoltaGrid. “The alternative fuel space is ripe with innovation, and this is just one of many steps both companies are taking in reducing emissions and providing clean energy.”