Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced new fuel, construction and service agreements, totaling 6.8 million gallons of fuel, as more fleets convert from diesel to Redeem ™ renewable natural gas. The company has begun a major fueling infrastructure upgrade for trucks operating in the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, which will increase the availability of Redeem 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 bio-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 recently announced 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.
“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 biomethane fueling infrastructure to ensure that Redeem is readily available to meet the growing demand.”
The city of Ontario, Calif., which currently operates 88 CNG vehicles, signed a five-year biomethane supply contract for an approximate 3 million gallons of Redeem to reduce fleet emissions in accordance with the city’s sustainability goals.
Moreover, city of Sacramento signed a contract for an expected 650,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel approximately 100 solid waste trucks. Likewise, the county of Sacramento inked a deal for 550,000 gallons of renewable natural gas to fuel about 100 vehicles.
In turn, city of Commerce 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.
Ruan Transportation Management Systems has signed a three-year contract for 450,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel an additional 20 CNG tractors for its dairy operations. Furthermore, MDB Trucking signed a two-year fuel agreement for an anticipated 360,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel 24 additional CNG trucks at its Port of Long Beach operation.
Finally, Omnitrans, which provides bus and rail service in San Bernardino, has signed a five-year operations and maintenance agreement for two CNG stations that dispense an approximate 4 million gallons per year to fuel 237 municipal transit buses.
Source: Clean Energy