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Driving The Alternative Fuel Movement, Frito-Lay Unveils Investment In Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure

Trillium CNG has more than 20 years of expertise in designing, installing and operating heavy-duty high performance CNG stations with the lowest lifecycle cost and an ultra-fast refueling experience. In addition to building the station in Beloit, Wis., Trillium will be responsible for building CNG stations in: Jonesboro, Ark.; Orlando, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.; Rosenberg, Texas; and Perry, Ga.

Questar has more than 25 years of CNG experience and will be responsible for building stations in Killingly, Conn., and Topeka, Kan.

In the U.S., Frito-Lay hopes to reduce its total fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2020, compared to 2007 baseline. This effort supports PepsiCo's commitments to environmental sustainability, particularly in fuel and greenhouse gas reduction. Frito-Lay, in addition to CNG vehicles, has introduced all-electric trucks to its delivery fleet. In 2012 the company announced it would purchase 100 all-electric commercial vehicles from Smith Electric Vehicles, bringing the total number of its electric fleet to more than 280. These electric trucks eliminate the need for approximately 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year.

About Frito-Lay North America

Frito-Lay North America is the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website, http://www.fritolay.com, the Snack Chat blog,  http://www.snacks.com and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/fritolay.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit  http://www.pepsico.com/.

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About Trillium CNG

Trillium is a leading provider of compressed natural gas facility design, construction, operation and maintenance. We specialize in fueling heavy-duty fleets that require high-performance solutions. For more information, visit TrilliumCNG.com

About Questar Fueling

Questar Fueling is a subsidiary of Questar, a Rockies-based integrated natural gas company with an enterprise value of about $5.5 billion, operating through four principal subsidiaries: Questar Gas distributes natural gas in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho; Wexpro Company develops and produces natural gas; and Questar Pipeline operates interstate natural gas pipelines and storage facilities in the western U.S.

*This material is based upon work partially supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-EE0000163 and flowed through the Wisconsin Department of Administration State Energy Office and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

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