Photo: Courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels

Estes Express Lines expands clean fuel fleet

Clean Energy Fuels, the California-based LNG supplier for the North American transport industry, has struck a deal with Estes Express Lines.

Estes Expands Lines expands clean fuel fleet
Courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels

Under the agreement, Estes Express Lines will add 50 new trucks to its fleet fueled with Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG), bringing its total to 71.

Estes is acquiring the Class 8 natural gas trucks equipped with the Cummins Westport ultra-clean ISX12N engine for its California fleet, and is expected to use an approximate 2.8 million gallons of RNG over the seven-year contract, Clean Energy Fuels said in its statement.

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. Redeem reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70 per cent, and even up to 300 per cent depending on the source of the RNG.

For Estes, this represents a geographical expansion of its current 21 ultra-clean truck fleet currently operating out of Texas, and also fueled by Redeem.