U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas division of U.S. Venture, has partnered with Unilever to build a GAIN® Clean Fuel CNG station in Edwardsville, Illinois, just east of the St. Louis, Missouri metro area. It will be the largest GAIN site built to date and will open in June 2015, being available for use by other companies and the general public. The agreement calls for Unilever to purchase 800,000 gallons of GAIN natural gas per year.
“This partnership establishes a relationship between GAIN Clean Fuel and Unilever, one of the top consumer packaged goods companies in the world,” said Bill Renz, general manager for U.S. Gain. “We’re excited to be helping such a recognizable brand achieve its sustainability goals.”
The Edwardsville station not only gives Unilever’s carriers a strategic fueling location, but contributes to Unilever’s commitment to reduce its impact on the environment and improve its sustainability efforts. “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,” said Camille Z. Chammas, VP Procurement at Unilever.
Unilever’s decision to incorporate CNG into its logistics network was led by recommendations from Breakthrough®Fuel, a supply chain management and transportation advisory firm. “Our unique approach to managing movement level detail has allowed us to model and analyze opportunities and build a business case for Unilever’s CNG conversion strategy,” commented Breakthrough®Fuel President Doug Mueller.
Source: U.S. Gain