Clean Energy Fuels to develop, own, operate RNG facilities for bp
Bp will provide $50 million (€40.9 million) for the development and construction of the facilities.
Carbon emissions captured from dairies and turned into a transport fuel reduce the impact of climate change. As a result, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) gives these carbon-negative RNG projects a carbon intensity (CI) score of -250 (or lower) compared to 97 for diesel and 46 for some electric batteries.
The demand for this carbon-negative fuel has significantly accelerated over the last few years. Some of the largest heavy-duty fleets in the world such as UPS, Republic Services, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and LA Metro, among others, are currently operating tens of thousands of vehicles on RNG.
Clean Energy currently has a joint RNG marketing agreement with bp established in 2018. In addition to the carbon-negative fuel, Clean Energy will continue to source RNG from other providers to supply its network of 550 fuelling stations in North America.
Andrew J Littlefair, CEO and president of Clean Energy, said: “Carbon-negative RNG is being used today by thousands of vehicles with more and more fleets requesting it every week.
“Taking this next step allows us to expand the availability of the fuel while providing dairy owners with a way to make a significant impact on the environment and create an additional revenue stream.”