Together, they provide waste collection and recycling services to residents and businesses in 55 California cities and communities. The LNG fuel requirement to support these operations is expected to exceed 3.5 million LNG gallons annually.
Referred to that, Andrew J. Littlefair, President and CEO of Clean Energy, said: “Republic is the nation’s second largest solid waste company and we are delighted to provide LNG fueling services to its expanding, natural gas-powered trash truck fleets in California. This is Clean Energy’s first large-scale LNG fuel delivery and station monitoring agreement with Republic that encompasses multiple sites. Solid waste companies throughout America are adopting natural gas fuel for both environmental and economic reasons, and we congratulate Republic for its demonstrated leadership in this movement.”
Besides, Jim O’Connor, Chairman and CEO of Republic, expressed: “Republic operates and maintains one of the largest private fleets in the country. Dedicating 20 percent of our 2010 new truck orders to NGVs definitely make a statement about our commitment to protecting the environment.”
According to a Clean Energy press release, natural gas-powered trash trucks reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23 percent compared to conventional diesel-powered models ant their cost significantly lower than diesel-powered.
Clean Energy has the largest LNG production plant, which supplies its regional LNG fuel customers, located in Boron, California. This facility can produce up to 160,000 gallons per day of LNG. The plant is designed to expand production to 240,000 gallons per day as demand increases.