On the heels of being awarded a Carbon Intensity score of minus -254.94 gCO2e/MJ by California’s Air Resources Board, AMP Americas announced it has broken ground on a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Buda, Texas, with US Foods serving as the station’s anchor fleet.
Located at 1529 Turnersville Road, adjacent to the US Foods distribution center in Buda, the amp-CNG ultra fast-fill CNG station will have two dual-hose dispensers serving two lanes. The station is expected to open by February and will fuel US Foods’ Buda-based fleet of 50 CNG trucks.
“We are proud to partner with one of the country’s largest food-service distributors and to help US Foods improve air quality with a much cleaner, more cost-effective, domestic fuel,’’ said Grant Zimmerman, chief executive of AMP Americas. “Support from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has been instrumental in helping us bring this station to Buda.’’
Dario Skocir,vice president of operational excellence at US Foods, said: “We’re committed to continually improving the efficiency of our fleet. These vehicles allow us to reduce emissions during our daily deliveries to our customers, while also reducing our fuel costs.’’
The new station marks AMP Americas’ eighth CNG station in Texas, bringing its total station network to 20. The company’s other stations in Texas are located in Amarillo, Harrold, Waco, Brock, Rosenberg, Sweetwater and Kerrville.
AMP Americas continues to expand its national footprint and to invest heavily in dairy RNG projects across the country to bring more ultra-low CI gas to market.
Construction is underway for the company’s second RNG project using dairy digester gas. The company plans to more than double its dairy gas output by mid-2018, and aims to deliver 100-percent RNG to all 20 of its fueling stations as it adds future projects.