Clean Energy Fuels has announced it delivered 143 million gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) in 2019, as sales of the fuel continued.
The environmental impact of replacing this volume of diesel fuel with RNG is the equivalent to reducing 745,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, planting 12 million trees, removing 158,000 cars from the road, or reducing 260,000 tons of waste that would otherwise end up in landfill.
Redeem RNG is made by capturing biogenic methane produced from the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills and wastewater treatment plants.
In 2019, Clean Energy Fuels revealed ambitious goals to exclusively offer zero-carbon Redeem RNG at all of its fuelling stations in the US by 2025.
Sales of the renewable fuel were strengthened by a seven-year contract with UPS for 170 million gallons to fuel its fleet of natural gas heavy-duty trucks in the US, the largest purchase of RNG ever in the US.
Additionally, sales were bolstered by the introduction of more ultra-low emissions trucks operating in the port of Los Angeles, as well as from wider adoption by municipalities including Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Midway City, Redondo Beach, Sacramento, Ontario and San Jose.
“Fleets are discovering 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 improving air quality and positively impacting public health, so we’ll continue to grow Redeem’s role in our fuel offerings to provide a clean and cost-effective alternative to diesel fuel.”