Chevron is partnering with Californian natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with renewable natural gas (RNG) to reduce emissions.
Chevron will provide funding for Adopt-a-Port and supply RNG to Clean Energy Fuels’ stations near the ports. The funding will enable truck operators to subsidise the cost of buying new RNG-powered trucks. Clean Energy Fuels will manage the programme, including offering fuelling services for qualified truck operators.
“We are excited to be partnering with Clean Energy as we continue to innovate in the renewable, low-carbon fuel space,” said Chevron’s vice-president of Americas Products – West, Mike Vomund.
“Along with other recent investments CalBio, selling branded renewable diesel in San Diego and piloting electric vehicle charging stations, Adopt-a-Port further demonstrates Chevron’s commitment to increasing renewables in support of our business, continuing our overall aim to provide the affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy.”
Truck operators participating in the programme agree to fuel up at the Clean Energy Fuels stations supplied with Chevron RNG. Along with their import and export customers, truck operators will help local communities by reducing smog-forming nitrous oxide emissions by 98% compared to diesel trucks, while eliminating climate pollutants.
Greg Roche, vice-president of Clean Energy Fuels, said: “Switching trucks to fuel with RNG is vital to improving air quality and fighting climate change in our country’s largest port complex. We’re proud to partner with Chevron on the Adopt-a-Port initiative that will put additional clean, carbon-negative trucks on the road and lessen the environmental impact on operations in the region.”