ampCNG agrees to build fuel station to serve US Foods

ampCNG agrees to build fuel station to serve US Foods

ampCNG, a provider of compressed natural gas (CNG) infrastructure and fueling solutions for the heavy-duty commercial trucking industry, has announced a fueling and station agreement with foodservice distributor US Foods. Under the deal, ampCNG will build a public-access fueling station in Buda TX to serve US Foods, the station’s anchor tenant.

Located adjacent to the US Foods distribution center on Turnersville Road in Buda, the ampCNG ultra fast-fill CNG station will have two dual-hose dispensers serving two lanes. ampCNG expects to break ground in early 2017 and will open the station in summer 2017.

“We’re extremely proud to partner with US Foods, a clear leader in the foodservice industry and a fellow Chicago-based company,” said Grant Zimmerman, CEO at ampCNG. “We’re also grateful for the support we’ve received from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as we bring our eighth station online in Texas. We share in TCEQ’s commitment to reducing emissions and improving air quality.”

US Foods recently won a Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) grant for 40 new CNG trucks bringing its Buda-based CNG fleet to a total of 50.

In a related matter, on its website, the TCEQ has a provision in which it will supply grants for replacing drayage trucks and equipment. This article explains:

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced that the agency is now accepting grant applications for the Drayage Truck Incentive Program. The grants encourage individuals, businesses, governments and other entities operating at eligible seaports and Class I rail yards located in the state’s air quality non-attainment areas to replace their on-road vehicles, non-road yard trucks or other cargo handling equipment.

The program awards up to 80% of the cost to replace eligible vehicles or equipment with those that will reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides and other pollutants, including particulate matter, at these facilities and in non-attainment areas.

Access to see if you are eligible.

“US Foods continues to make improvements across the company to reduce our environmental footprint and allow us to serve our customers in an energy efficient way,” said Dario Skocir, vice-president of transportation, US Foods.

The new station marks ampCNG’s eighth in Texas, bringing its total station network to 20. The company’s other stations in Texas are in Amarillo, Harrold, Waco, Brock, Rosenberg, Sweetwater and Kerrville. ampCNG’s network of CNG fueling stations are strategically located across the United States on heavily traveled highway corridors.

ampCNG along with its parent company, AMP Americas, currently operates stations in Texas, in the Midwest (Indiana and Ohio), and in the Southeast (Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee). New station projects are under development to further expand ampCNG’s footprint in Texas, as well as in Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee and California.

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