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Clean Energy Fuels to supply LA Metro with RNG

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Clean Energy Fuels has signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (LA Metro) to supply renewable natural gas (RNG).

Under the agreement, Clean Energy will supply 47.5 million gallons of its RNG to fuel the nation’s largest transit bus fleet.

The agreement will mark the completion of Metro’s five-year goal to transition its diesel fleet to cleaner, low-carbon fuel, with 2,400 buses now running on RNG – the first renewable and commercially available vehicle fuel made entirely from organic waste.

Cris Liban, Metro’s chief sustainability officer, said: “Metro is committed to ensuring a seamless path towards a carbon-neutral future. Our use of RNG alongside our ultra-low NOx engines on our existing CNG fleet provides the most cost-effective, equitable, and clean air strategy as we continue to transition to a 100% zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030 and a net zero-emissions agency by 2050.”

The contract resulted from a competitive RFP process, with Metro awarding Clean Energy three fuelling depots for a five-year term, with an option to extend up to three additional years. Clean Energy already delivers RNG to five additional Metro fuelling depots under a previous agreement.

“Metro continues to lead public transportation as one of the cleanest fleets in the US, with nearly 22 million gallons of RNG delivered to Metro since 2017,” said Clean Energy Renewables’ senior vice-president, Nate Jensen.

“With this additional commitment to fuel with RNG, Metro is accelerating its path to net-zero carbon emissions through RNG and other alternative fuels.”