Six trucking firms operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines, and fueled with Clean Energy’s Redeem™ brand renewable natural gas in an effort to reduce emissions and improve air quality in the ports and surrounding communities. Project participants include Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), 4Gen Logistics, Orange Avenue Express, CR&R, and Pacific 9 Transportation.
The project’s goal is to introduce this ultra clean technology, which is 90 to 99% cleaner than existing port trucks, to the port drayage industry, and inspire greater interest in biomethane trucks, particularly with the incentive funding that California is providing to help truckers transition to this technology. Near-zero trucks are also one of the strategies for reducing emissions from trucks under the ports’ recent update to their Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).
“The realization by trucking companies that they need to do something to meet the upcoming and anticipated stricter emissions requirements in California is beginning to settle in,” said Greg Roche, Clean Energy’s vice president of sustainable trucking. “Fortunately, there are many ways to take advantage of grants and other resources to make the transition to the new engine technology and clean renewable natural gas virtually painless. We applaud these first-movers in being leaders in doing their part to make the air we all breathe cleaner.”
The California Energy Commission and the South Coast Air Quality Management District provided funding for 20 near-zero Class 8 trucks. The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach provided funding for two additional near-zero trucks. The first four near-zero trucks have been successfully operating since mid-2017 and an additional four have been operating since February 2018. Pacific 9 Transportation will soon deploy 20 other biomethane-powered trucks in addition to their grant-funded ultra low-NOx trucks. Buy online for sale prices Best Halloween Costumes 2018 at Halloweeneo.com – shop Halloween costume ideas 2018 for kids, adults, pets – the ultimate selection of new design Halloween costume ideas 2018 for cheapest prices – visit Halloweeneo online store for 50 000+ costumes!
“Demonstration projects, like those being carried out by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, help show there are viable cleaner, more sustainable freight technologies available today and highlight the role these technologies can play as the State transitions to zero and near zero emission technologies to help achieve federal air quality standards and the state’s greenhouse gas goals,” said Energy Commissioner Janea A. Scott.
Source: Clean Energy