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Clean Energy Fuels opens RNG station in California

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Clean Energy Fuels has opened an RNG fuelling station in Whittier, California.

The station is owned by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) and Clean Energy designed, constructed, and will operate it. The firm will provide RNG to fuel heavy-duty trucks and other medium-duty vehicles in the region, including LACSD’s vehicles.

Chad Lindholm, vice-president of Clean Energy, said: “This new, state-of-the-art station increases access to RNG for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks, allowing more vehicles to take advantage of the cleanest fuel available today.

“We are pleased to partner with LACSD to bring this sustainable fuelling station to the region, as it will allow more fleets to reduce their carbon footprint.”

LACSD was awarded a grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, which offset a portion of the construction costs. The new station is expected to dispense over 30,000 gallons per year, a 50% increase from the prior facility.

“LACSD and the solid waste collection customers that we serve were early adopters in switching to the use of clean fuels,” said Robert Asgian, head of the LACSD solid waste department. “We are happy to have an upgraded facility to support more clean vehicles and glad to have Clean Energy as a partner on this project.”