U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas (CNG) division of U.S. Venture, has partnered with global consumer goods company Unilever to build a GAIN Clean Fueling CNG station in Edwardsville, Ill., which is just east of St. Louis.
The station, located at 4120 Lakeview Corporate Dr., will be the largest GAIN Clean Fuel station U.S. Gain has built to date, the company says. Opening this month, the fueling station will be available for use by other companies, as well as the general public.
“This partnership establishes a relationship between GAIN Clean Fuel and Unilever, one of the top consumer packaged goods companies in the world,” says Bill Renz, general manager for U.S. Gain. The agreement calls for Unilever to purchase 800,000 gallons of GAIN Clean Fuel CNG per year.
According to U.S. Gain, the Edwardsville station not only gives Unilever's carriers a strategic fueling location but also contributes to the company's commitment to reduce its impact on the environment and improve its sustainability efforts.
“We've made significant investments to reduce our costs while lowering our environmental footprint by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, water use and waste.” says Camille Z. Chammas, vice president of procurement at Unilever. “We focus on energy reduction in our own manufacturing operations and also with our suppliers. The use of GAIN Clean Fuel is important part of this program.”
“We're looking forward to helping Unilever achieve its environmental improvement goals,” Renz adds. “GAIN's partnerships are generally with carriers, and it's great to partner with a shipper that realizes the value in using CNG.”