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Trillium Energy Solutions to Fuel Werner Enterprises Field Trials for New Cummins 15-L Natural Gas Engine


Trillium Energy Solutions will supply Werner Enterprises with renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel the 15-L Cummins natural gas engine as part of field trials of the new Cummins X15N engine in North America. Trillium will be the exclusive RNG fueling supplier for Werner during trials to validate commercial production of the engine. The company will fuel with RNG from its Omaha, Nebraska, and Rockford, Illinois, stations. It will fuel Werner’s Peterbilt Model 579 field trial truck powered by the Cummins X15N natural gas engine.

Chad Dittberner, senior vice president of dedicated services for Werner Enterprises, says working with Trillium when testing the X15N with RNG gives Werner real-world data to help validate the engines before implementing them into the full fleet. Dittberner also says Werner looks forward to expanding the adoption of RNG and advanced technologies into its fleet.

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Werner is one of the first fleets to test RNG in the Cummins X15N engine. The goal is to lower fleet emissions, increase performance, and reduce downtime. The Cummins X15N engine will enable long-haul and heavy-haul fleets to take advantage of the benefits of natural gas. When RNG is used to fuel those vehicles, it can provide substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. It also provides significant clean air benefits of near-zero-emission natural gas engines.

“Love’s and Trillium have a successful relationship with Werner, both with fueling their compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and now supplying RNG for field trials of the Cummins X15N engine,” says Marc Rowe, general manager of fuel sales at Trillium. “The use of low- and even negative-carbon fuel is an important element for any fleet seeking to reduce its emissions. Love’s and Trillium are continuing to expand our retail CNG station footprint by adding more locations for our customers in 2023 and beyond in several markets in the US.”

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