Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened a new natural gas fueling station in Hunts Point, in the Bronx—the first station in New York City to exclusively offer renewable natural gas for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. The facility will exclusively offer Clean Energy’s Redeem™. In addition to Hunts Point, Clean Energy operates four natural gas stations in New York City, consisting of stations at LaGuardia and JFK Airports, and two stations in Brooklyn.
“A few blocks from here is Hunts Point Market, the largest food distribution center of its kind in the world, resulting in approximately 15,000 truck trips per day,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president of sales for Clean Energy. “This long-envisioned station will serve fleets operating in Hunts Point with a lower-cost alternative to diesel fuel that can lead to substantial reductions in truck-related pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.”
“I applaud and congratulate Clean Energy on making a renewable natural gas fueling station a reality for Hunts Point trucking fleets in the South Bronx. Natural Gas trucks, particularly ones fueled by renewable natural gas, have a tremendously low carbon footprint, which is important for communities disproportionately affected by diesel emissions,” said NYC DOT Bronx Borough Commissioner Nivardo Lopez. “The addition of this station now makes possible and plausible the transition of large portions of Hunts Point fleet industries to this cleaner, domestically produced fuel.”
“This new Hunts Point station is no ordinary fueling station. It is the first in the city to supply only the renewable form of natural gas made from waste,” said Joanna Underwood, founder, Energy Vision. “Private and public fleets that fill up here can provide their critical services with virtually no health-threatening air pollution or greenhouse gases. Bravo to Clean Energy for helping our city achieve its clean air and climate goals.”
Already preparing to fuel at the station are local fleets that operate natural gas-powered trucks including Baldor Specialty Foods, Manhattan Beer Distributors, and U.S. Concrete, which were on display at the grand opening.
Source: Clean Energy