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Clean Energy Fuels announces multiple RNG contracts

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp (Clean Energy) has announced additional fuel and infrastructure contracts to meet growing RNG demand.

In the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Clean Energy’s Adopt-a-Port programme with Chevron continues to gain momentum, with more fleets switching to RNG. Chevron has pledged to provide $28 million (€24.6 million) to trucking companies serving the ports region, as well as owner-operators to purchase new RNG heavy-duty trucks.

So far, over 200 trucks have been contracted through the initiative, and over 400 more are being processed, which will help to clean the air in and around the ports and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Pacific Green Trucking continues to expand its clean fleet in the port region, signing a fuelling agreement with Clean Energy for around 1 million gallons of RNG to power 61 trucks.

“Reducing our carbon emissions and improving air quality near the ports is a top priority for Pacific Green,” said Vicente Zarate, the firm’s president, “and we’re doing it one truck at a time.

“RNG is the most immediate and cost-efficient way to make the necessary environmental changes for the trucking industry.”

Also deploying an additional 46 RNG-fuelled trucks through the scheme are NGL Logistics, TDS Logistics, Mortimer & Wallace, Pacific 9, Cota Capital American Pacific Forwarders, Arete Logistics, Paul Suh, Sang’s Express, Pacifica Trucks, Pacific Expressway, Yanxiu Li, IML Transport, Supra National Express, and Atlas Marine.

“RNG creates a pathway for our customers to drastically reduce their carbon emissions and turn their sustainability goals into reality,” said Chad Lindholm, vice-president of Clean Energy.

“As the demand for RNG accelerates, more clean natural gas trucks are hitting the roads in the Port of Los Angeles and elsewhere, and we’ll be there to provide both the fuel and infrastructure to help fleets realise immediate and significant carbon reduction.”

Republic Services and Clean Energy have agreed to develop an expansion project in Huntington Beach, California. The first phase includes expanding an existing RNG station, as well as adding new ‘fast-fill’ capabilities. The second phase involves building a new station at an adjacent address to fuel 30 further RNG trucks.

Clean Energy announced approximately 15 more contracts on 16 December, for all types of vehicles, from refuse trucks to transit buses and shuttle buses, highlighting the huge demand for RNG in the US transport sector.