Republic Services Contracts with Clean Energy to Supply LNG Fuel To Republic’s Solid Waste Truck Fleets that Serve 55 California Cities
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has contracted with major solid waste operator Republic Services to deliver clean-burning, environmentally friendly LNG fuel to three Republic divisions in California: Republic Waste Services of Southern California, Consolidated Disposal (Los Angeles County) and Solano Garbage (City of Fairfield) through April 2015.
Together, they provide waste collection and recycling services to residents and businesses in 55 California cities and communities.
The LNG fuel requirement to support these operations is expected to exceed 3.5 million LNG gallons annually.
Andrew J. Littlefair, President and CEO, Clean Energy, said, “Republic is the nation’s second largest solid waste company and we are delighted to provide LNG fueling services to its expanding, natural gas-powered trash truck fleets in California.
This is Clean Energy’s first large-scale LNG fuel delivery and station monitoring agreement with Republic that encompasses multiple sites.
Solid waste companies throughout America are adopting natural gas fuel for both environmental and economic reasons, and we congratulate Republic for its demonstrated leadership in this movement.”
“Republic operates and maintains one of the largest private fleets in the country,” said Jim O’Connor, Chairman and CEO of Republic.
“Dedicating 20 percent of our 2010 new truck orders to NGVs definitely makes a statement about our commitment to protecting the environment.”
Natural gas-powered trash trucks reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23% compared to conventional diesel-powered models.
Natural gas fuel costs significantly less, on average, than diesel.
To supply its regional LNG fuel customers, Clean Energy operates the largest LNG production plant in the Southwest, located in Boron, Calif.
Built to produce up to 160,000 LNG gallons per day of LNG, the plant is designed to expand production to 240,000 gallons per day as demand increases.
The facility includes a 1.8-million-gallon LNG storage tank as an important regional supply source.
Source: Clean Energy Fuels, July 5, 2010;