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English Español Clean Energy Fuels announces new RNG agreements

New fuel, construction and service agreements as more fleets convert from diesel to Redeem Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Clean Energy has begun a major fueling infrastructure upgrade for trucks operating in the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. The upgrade will increase the availability of Redeem RNG at the nation’s largest alternative fuel station in America’s largest port complex.

The first phase of the project, which has been completed, delivers renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) through six new dispensers. Phase two, which will install new compressors and associated equipment to improve the performance and efficiency of the station, is scheduled for summer 2020.

Clean Energy announced last week that trucking fleets that operate in the ports are taking delivery of additional clean heavy-duty trucks. The San Pedro Ports Clean Air Action Plan will start imposing a container rate, scheduled to start next year, on containers that are hauled by trucks that do not meet stricter emission standards.

The city of Ontario, California, signed a 5-year RNG supply contract for an approximate 3 million gallons of Redeem to reduce fleet emissions in accordance with the City’s sustainability goals. Ontario currently operates 88 CNG-powered vehicles, having recently purchased six new refuse trucks and the city’s first CNG-powered asphalt patch truck.

One of the largest sweeping companies in the nation, Nationwide Environmental Services, based in Norwalk, California, has signed a 5-year maintenance and RNG supply contract for an anticipated one million gallons of Redeem to fuel its 70 street sweepers. The company services over 2.5 million citizens in Greater Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

Clean Energy has upgraded an existing CNG station for the city of Redondo Beach, California, and signed a 5-year agreement for an anticipated 750,000 gallons of Redeem. The station upgrade will allow the city to fuel its transit fleets, street sweepers and public works vehicles at its own private CNG station.

The city of Sacramento has signed a contract for an expected 650,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel approximately 100 solid waste vehicles. Likewise, the County of Sacramento inked a deal for 550,000 gallons of RNG to fuel about 100 vehicles.

Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a nationwide provider, has signed a three-year contract for an approximate 450,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel an additional 20 CNG tractors for its dairy operations.

MDB Trucking has signed a 2-year fuel agreement for an anticipated 360,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel 24 additional CNG trucks at its Port of Long Beach operation. In addition to a positive experience with natural gas tractors, the postal company is expanding its use of natural gas vehicles to support sustainability initiatives in the region.

Long-time Clean Energy customer City of Commerce, Calif., has extended its operations and maintenance agreement for six years. The public station dispenses an estimated 12 million gallons of Redeem to fuel 25 city vehicles, as well as commercial trucks and buses. The City has also received $1.1 million in grant funding to expand and upgrade the station.

Omnitrans, which provides bus and rail service in San Bernardino, Calif., has signed a 5-year operations and maintenance agreement for two CNG stations that dispense an approximate 4 million gallons per year to fuel 237 municipal transit buses.

“It’s encouraging that more fleets are choosing to fuel with Redeem because as a diesel fuel alternative it reduces greenhouse gas emissions which can improve air quality and positively impact public health,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president, Clean Energy Fuels. “We will continue to expand the RNG fueling infrastructure to ensure that Redeem is readily available to meet the growing demand.”

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