TruStar Energy has announced the groundbreaking of a large time-fill / fast-fill CNG fueling station for the City of Denver.
The station is slated for completion in the spring of 2014. When completed, it will handle simultaneously 136 vehicles via time-fill hoses and two vehicles at a fast-fill dispenser.
“Denver Public Works is very excited to grow our CNG fleet with the installation of the new fueling station,” said Jose Cornejo, manager of Denver Public Works. “Overall, Denver is conscious of the way we utilize our fleet and fuel sources. The new CNG station will allow our fleet to be more sustainable while also saving tax payer money.”
“The overall driver of this project is the Green Fleet Program as outlined in the Denver Sustainability Policy,” said Cornejo. “The goal of Public Works and the City and County of Denver is to operate a fleet of vehicles that minimizes environmental impact, contributes to enhancing the domestic energy security, enhances regional energy resilience, and maximizes fuel efficiency and diversification.”
The Denver station is Trustar Energy’s third project in Colorado—and will add to the company’s expanding portfolio of stations in 30 states and Canada.
“We’re both excited and proud to be designing and building this station for Denver,” said TruStar Energy Vice President Scott Edelbach. “When people think of Denver, they think of clean air, mountains and blue skies. With the construction of the new CNG fueling station, TruStar Energy is proud to know that we’re helping to maintain that.”
According to Cornejo, TruStar Energy, which has constructed more than 60 stations, “was a best-value selection based on a two-stage RFQ/RFP process that factored contractor experience with CNG and design build, proposed equipment, value engineering / value-add options, and price.”
Denver currently operates seven CNG refuse trucks—used for trash and recycling collection and is on par to have 28% of their refuse fleet converted to CNG by 2018