Demand for renewable natural gas continues as public and private fleets convert from diesel to Clean Energy Fuels' Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) and extend their supply contracts, the company announced.
Public fleets that have recently made commitments to renewable natural gas include:
The City of Ontario, Calif., signed a five-year RNG supply contract for an approximate 3 million gallons of Redeem to reduce fleet emissions. The city currently operates 88 vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and recently purchased six new refuse trucks and its first CNG-powered asphalt patch truck.
Clean Energy has updated an existing CNG station for the City of Redondo Beach, Calif., and signed a five-year agreement for an anticipated 750,00 gallons of Redeem. The station upgrade will allow the city to fuel its transit fleets, street sweepers, and public works vehicles at its own private CNG station.
The City of Sacramento, Calif., has signed a contract for an expected 650,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel approximately 100 solid waste vehicles. Likewise, the County of Sacramento inked a deal for 550,000 gallons of RNG to fuel about 100 vehicles.
Long-time Clean Energy customer City of Commerce, Calif., 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.
The Kansas City region remains committed to displacing diesel fuel with cleaner-burning CNG. Recent vehicle replacements by the City of Kansas City, Mo., and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will displace an anticipated 5 million total gallons of diesel over the life of the vehicles. The KCATA has a total of 128 CNG buses in its fleet. Of those, 94 have been put in service in the last 24 months.