Clean Energy announces new RNG contracts as demand grows

Clean Energy Fuels has announced new RNG contracts as fleets across the US and Canada increasingly continue to adopt clean, low-carbon fuel to power heavy and medium-duty trucks.

The company has reported new fuelling agreements across the US, in Los Angeles, Portland, British Columbia, and Florida.

“Fleets are learning that RNG, together with natural gas engine technology, is a proven solution that can significantly decrease the impact of harmful emissions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Chad Lindholm, vice-president of Clean Energy Fuels.

“Clean Energy’s corporate vision is directly tied to working with our customers to improve air quality and positively influence public health. We will continue to grow the role of RNG in our fuel offerings to provide a clean and cost-effective alternative to diesel fuel.

New fuelling agreements

Pac Anchor, a port drayage company serving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, has added 23 new trucks to its fleet for an estimated 2.5 million gallons of RNG.

Alfredo Barajas, president of Pac Anchor Transportation, said: “We’re committed to finding innovative solutions for lowering our carbon footprint and lessen the impact on the communities we serve.

“We are firm believers in sustainability, providing the cleanest technology while safeguarding the livelihood of our employees. That’s why we chose RNG trucks, a tried-and-true technology that helps us deliver results in real-time for our communities and clients.”

Cal Portland signed an RNG supply agreement to support its fleet of 150 ready mix and bulk haulier natural gas trucks for an estimated one million gallons. In Southern California, Ecology Auto Parts is adding 35 new vehicles to its fleet through Clean Energy’s Zero Now programme that will fuel with an anticipated 420,000 gallons of RNG.

Cal Portland signed an RNG supply agreement to support its fleet of 150 ready mix and bulk hauler natural gas trucks for an estimated one million gallons; Biagi Bros, a large nationwide carrier whose customers include Anheuser-Busch and PepsiCo, will deploy 12 new trucks through the Zero Now programme for around 900,000 gallons of RNG.

Clean Energy has signed a five-year agreement with EVO Transportation & Energy Services, one of the largest and fastest-growing transportation providers to the US Postal Service. Under the agreement, the firms will co-brand stations, which will add significant growth to the current anticipated one million gallons of natural gas.

Republic Transportation Group in Jacksonville, Florida has signed a fuel agreement for an expected 200,000 gallons annually. Matheson Trucking Company has added 16 new tractors which are fuelling at Clean Energy stations in California, Nevada and Idaho with an anticipated 200,000 gallons of RNG.

New in transit

Valley Metro RPTA in Mesa, Arizona, awarded Clean Energy a contract for full operations and maintenance (O&M) service of its fuelling equipment for a fleet of 115 buses, which will use around 1.2 million gallons annually. Valley Metro also contracted Clean Energy to upgrade its station, which was recently completed in March 2021.

GTrans, the City Gardena’s transit division, partnered with Clean Energy on a $4.6 million project to design and build a new CNG station for the city’s 40 transit buses and install safety remote monitoring equipment for its bus maintenance facility. SP+ in San Diego has extended its fuel agreement with Clean Energy for an expected 185,000 gallons to fuel 30 buses.

TransDev, a transit agency in Nassau County Long Island, New York, and long-time customer of Clean Energy has extended its fuelling contract for an estimated two million gallons. In Canada, Clean Energy has opened a station for BC Transit, Central Frazier Valley Centre, where 60 buses will fuel with around 13 million gallons throughout the contract.

The company also inked a contract with the Port of Seattle to provide maintenance services to the port’s private bus station, which provides an anticipated 400,000 gallons this year.

Solid waste contracts

The City of Pasadena entered into a multi-year RNG supply agreement for around 1.5 million gallons to fuel its fleet of over 50 CNG refuse and transit buses.

One of Clean Energy’s longstanding customers, Mission Trails Waste Systems in Santa Clara, California, signed a major station upgrade and a multi-year O&M extension. The station upgrade will allow Mission Trails to fuel their fleet of over 50 natural gas refuse trucks.

Salt Lake County Sanitation has contracted Clean Energy to upgrade its station to accommodate 60 waste trucks. Clean Energy will also provide O&M services. The company will also upgrade Garden City Sanitation’s station in Santa Clara to fuel over 80 solid waste trucks and provide O&M services.

In Sacramento, Atlas Refuel has signed a contract to expand its station to fuel 50 natural gas trucks.

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