The City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB) announced that it has become one of the country’s first municipal transit authorities to convert its fleet to renewable natural gas, rated 90% cleaner than diesel and considered the cleanest transportation fuel available. Earlier this year, BBB modified its original agreement with Clean Energy to transition the supply of LNG for its fleet to Clean Energy’s Redeem™ renewable LNG, which is non-fracked methane harvested from organic waste in landfills.
With the announcement, BBB unveiled a new Bus ad campaign called “Bigger, Bluer, Skies” to emphasize the lower emissions and sustainability of this type of fuel. “City Council has voiced its support for non-fracked, sustainable sources of fuel, and Redeem™ delivers a fuel made entirely of waste; a more sustainable product at an equal cost. This makes BBB’s partnership with Clean Energy to use the Redeem™ fuel a win-win solution,” said BBB’s Transit Director, Ed King.
Through this commitment, clean burning biomethane now powers BBB’s entire fleet. The modification to the original agreement with Clean Energy to furnish and deliver Renewable Methane Gas, as a replacement for traditional LNG, is cost neutral to the City. The addition of Redeem™ is a next step in BBB’s and the City’s sustainability portfolio.
“Big Blue Bus is a leader in sustainability and our ability to partner with it and provide a completely recyclable natural gas fueling option helps reduce emissions locally and shows other cities the power in using Redeem™ renewable fuel,” said Peter Grace, Clean Energy’s senior vice president for sales and finance.
Source: Clean Energy