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English Español Over 100 trucks powered by renewable fuel now operate in California ports

The trucks powered by renewable operate in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

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Southern California has hit a new milestone with over 100 trucks outfitted with the cleanest ultra low-NOx engines available now operating in the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.

Visionary port trucking companies are leading the transformation from diesel to clean trucks that are equipped with the ultralow-NOx Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12N engine and fuelled with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG), the cleanest fuel available for heavy-duty trucks. The Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), adopted by the San Pedro Bay Ports in 2017, called for the transformation of trucking away from diesel and this change is now underway.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a $533 million plan for clean transportation investments which will promote clean vehicle technologies such as natural gas trucks. The plan should ensure the statewide Clean Vehicle Rebate (CVRP) and Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Projects (HVIP) effectively address the need to accelerate the cleanup and transformation of California’s vehicle fleet.

Redeem is the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel. It is derived from capturing biogenic methane that is produced from the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants. According to CARB, RNG can reduce GHG emissions by 40% to over 400% depending upon its waste source compared to diesel emissions, moving beyond zero GHG emissions.

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