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Trillium Partners with LA Metro; Provides RNG for Buses

Trillium will fuel CNG buses at two LA Metro stations; 1 million tons of greenhouse gas removed
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HOUSTON, March 30, 2021 – Trillium, a leading provider of alternative and renewable fueling solutions, announced a new partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Tuesday. Metro has turned to Trillium to provide ultra-low carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) to two bus depots. RNG is a clean-burning alternative fuel that provides safe and reliable technology that can perform on par with diesel buses.

“We at Trillium are excited to partner with Metro to achieve short-term and long-term sustainability goals,” said Trillium Vice President JP Fjeld-Hansen. “Considering the high passenger volumes and miles ridden each day, this new green partnership will do wonders for the air quality of LA County.”

The agreement is for a five-year term with the option to extend up to three additional years. Over the five-year term, Trillium will provide Metro over 20 million gallons of RNG.

“Metro is committed to ensuring a seamless path toward a carbon-neutral future,” said Metro’s Chief Sustainability Officer Cris Liban. “Our use of RNG, alongside our ultra-low nitrogen oxide engines on the existing CNG fleet, provides the most cost-effective, equitable and clean air strategy as we continue to transition to a 100% zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030 and a net zero-emissions agency by 2050.”

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This agreement continues Metro’s goal to further reduce the carbon emissions from its entire bus fleet. Metro’s buses fueled by Trillium’s RNG reduce smog-forming nitrogen oxides to 90% lower than the EPA limit and remove up to 1 million metric tons of greenhouse gases over the 5-year term compared to traditional diesel buses. This is the equivalent of removing 550,000 passenger vehicles from the road.

Trillium is committed to rapidly expanding its fueling network and clean-fleet solutions throughout the state of California and the United States. Trillium operates over 200 alternative fueling stations across the country, offering station design and build expertise, 24/7 operations and maintenance, grant writing and commercial assistance. Fleet owners interested in transitioning to CNG or RNG can reach Trillium at ContactTrillium@Loves.com.

About Trillium

Trillium, a member of the Love’s Family of Companies, is a leading provider of renewable fuels and alternative fueling solutions, specializing in fuel supply, design, installation and operation for innovative energy solutions. Trillium’s alternative fuels offerings include compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen, and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as well as low carbon energy supply from renewable natural gas, solar installation and on-site electricity generation. For more than 20 years, Trillium has exceeded customer expectations by delivering superior quality, reliability and dependability at more than 200 alternative fueling stations nationwide. Trillium specializes in designing, building and operating these facilities and provides 24/7 maintenance services for various types of professional fleets. Combined, Love’s Travel Stops and Trillium own nearly 70 public-access CNG facilities. To learn more, visit loves.com/Trillium.

About Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops is the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network with more than 550 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 29,000 people. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has more than 400 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.


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