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Clean Energy Fuels’ RNG to fuel New York transit buses

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Clean Energy Fuels will supply its Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) to 800 New York transit buses.

The firm was contracted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to provide its organic waste-derived fuel to power the fleet.

The multi-year agreement for an estimated 25 million gallons of Clean Energy’s Redeem RNG will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25,351 tonnes annually – equivalent to removing 5,477 petrol cars from the road.

Andrew J Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy, said: “The MTA is a prime example of a major transit agency recognising the environmental benefits and financial value of RNG.

“We’re pleased to support their efforts by supplying low-carbon RNG, a cleaner fuel option that will help to improve air quality and fight climate change in the region.”

“We applaud the MTA for taking bold action to improve the environment by choosing to fuel their transit buses with RNG,” commented Johannes Escudero, CEO and executive director of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas.

“The air quality and GHG benefits of MTA’s purchase of RNG have the potential to be multiplied many times over with the passage of a New York Clean Fuels Programme, a policy proposal that is designed to incentivise more fleets to choose cleaner fuels and is supported by a broad coalition of environmental and business groups in the state.”

Redeem is the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel, derived from capturing biogenic methane produced from the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills and wastewater treatment plants.