Clean Energy inks deals for over 58 million gallons of RNG
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has won new deals for more than 58 million gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) to accommodate continued demand in heavy-duty trucking, solid waste, and public transit sectors.
Clean Energy’s Redeem was the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel, derived from capturing the biogenic methane produced by the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants.
It reduces GHG emissions by at least 70 per cent, and even up to 300 per cent depending on the source of the RNG, making it a negative carbon fuel.
The company said that it signed deals for over 58 million gallons of Redeem RNG with various customers. Food Express contracted Clean Energy to build a station in California that would deliver an estimated 4.7 million gallons of the fuel for its fleet of 60 RNG trucks.
The deal also includes an operations and maintenance agreement for the station, which is expected to be completed by mid-2021.
Pacific Green Trucking, which operates drayage vehicles in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is adding 39 new RNG trucks to its fleet through the Chevron and Clean Energy Adopt-A-Port partnership program. In migrating from diesel fuel to RNG, Pacific Green has committed to an approximate 2.3 million gallons of Redeem.
CR&R Environmental Services has renewed a contract for an anticipated 20 million gallons of Redeem to fuel over 200 CNG waste and recycling trucks at its Garden Grove and Perris stations. This volume is expected to increase as CR&R completes replacement of more diesel trucks in the coming years.
In San Juan Capistrano, CR&R extended a separate contract for an expected 9 million gallons of Redeem to power over 100 LNG waste and recycling trucks.
Waste Connections, a North American waste company, inked a multi-year extended supply deal for approximately 8 million gallons of Redeem.
Another long-time Clean Energy customer Atlas Disposal, a waste hauling company from Sacramento, signed a multi-year extension contract for an anticipated 10 million gallons of Redeem across stations in Sacramento and San Jose.
Dave Sikich, president of Atlas Disposal, said: “Being good stewards of the environment was one of the pillars on which Atlas Disposal was founded, so we are proud of our commitment to be a 100 per cent RNG company across all our fleet operations”.
Transit agency Big Blue Bus extended its Redeem fueling contract for an anticipated 4 million gallons of RNG to fill its bus fleet.
Linden Bulk Transportation added two new natural gas trucks to its fleet through Clean Energy’s Zero Now program. The offering brings the price of a natural gas truck at parity with a diesel truck while offering a guaranteed fuel discount for the duration of the agreement.
The new CNG tractors will fuel with an estimated 20,000 gallons of CNG and are the first in Linden’s plan to add more natural gas trucks to the Odyssey fleet.
On the other hand, National Cement purchased 15 new RNG concrete mixers through the same program, with a multi-year fuel agreement for an anticipated 675,000 gallons of Redeem.
Clean Energy has signed Zero Now agreements with the four new solid waste and recycling companies serving the Smithstown, Long Island, for a total 22 trucks with a multi-year fuelling contract for an estimated 1.3 million gallons of natural gas.
Expanded RNG Fueling Services
Denver International Airport has signed a multi-year extended contract for an estimated 7.5 million gallons of natural gas to fuel airport ground transportation. Clean Energy also signed a supply agreement with AmeriGas for an anticipated initial 1.1 million gallons of fuel which is expected to grow substantially in 2021 and beyond.
U.S. Concrete has signed a fuel agreement for 360,000 gallons of CNG at Clean Energy stations while the Jacksonville Transportation Authority replaced eight diesel buses with new natural gas units. Since 2015, Clean Energy has provided fueling services to the Authority, which currently consumes an estimated 1.2 million gallons of natural gas annually.
The city of Surrey, Canada, recently announced the completion and commissioning of a new natural gas station operated by Clean Energy. This will fuel the City’s natural gas vehicle fleet using an estimated 250,000 gallons of natural gas.
Livermore Sanitation signed an agreement for a station upgrade and operations and maintenance services to power its fleet of 40 natural gas trucks.
The last deal was with the city of Mesa which signed a multi-year contract with the company for an anticipated 800,000 gallons a year to fuel 80 refuse and other city trucks.