Clean Energy signs deals for over 58 million gallons of Redeem RNG

Clean Energy Fuels Corp has announced new and extended contracts for more than 58 million gallons of its Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG).

The new contracts represent continued demand for sustainable fuels in the heavy-duty trucking, solid waste, and public transit sectors.

“Our customers have continued to operate their essential businesses at a very high level, despite significant challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Nate Jensen, senior vice-president of renewable fuels at Clean Energy.

“This means that essential employees are able to get to work, refuse is collected every day, and goods movement continues uninterrupted throughout the US.

“Our customers have demonstrated their commitment to sustainable transportation by enthusiastically embracing our ultra-low carbon Redeem RNG. In response, we have significantly augmented our supplies of Redeem RNG and expect to provide ever-increasing volumes of the clean, sustainable fuel to our customers.”

Specialising in the transport of good grade dry bulk commodities in the western US, Food Express, based in California, has contracted Clean Energy to build a station in Maywood, California. The station will deliver an estimated 4.7 million gallons of Redeem for its fleet of 60 RNG trucks. The deal includes an operations and maintenance agreement for the station, which is expected to be completed by mid-2021.

Waste Connections, the third-largest waste firm in North America, has signed a multi-year extended supply contract for approximately 8 million gallons to meet its growing RNG truck fleet needs.

As a long-term customer of Clean Energy, Waste Connections has expanded its fleet of 110 waste trucks to 100% run at its San Jose hauling company.

Paul Nelson, division vice-president of Waste Connections, said: “Our RNG trucks perform well, don’t require significant infrastructure development, and support the broader environmental objectives of the customer base we serve.

“Fuelling our fleet with Redeem provides us with a long-term greenhouse gas solution for the market and helps us achieve our corporate sustainability goals.”

Another long-term Clean Energy customer, Atlas Disposal, a waste hauling firm based in Sacramento, has signed a multi-year extension contract for an anticipated 10 million gallons of Redeem across their two stations – Sacramento and San Jose.

“When it comes to alternative fuel technology, there’s no better solution than natural gas trucks from a performance, emissions, and cost-benefit perspective, and when those trucks use RNG, it’s a game-changer for the market,” said Atlas Disposal’s president, Dave Sikich.

Other contracts include:

  • Pacific Green Trucking, operating drayage vehicles in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is adding 39 new RNG trucks to its fleet through the Chevron and Clean Energy Adopt-A-Port programme

  • CR&R Environmental Services – renewed contract for approximately 20 million gallons of Redeem to fuel 225 waste trucks

  • Big Blue Bus transit, a Los Angeles transit agency, extended its contract for around 4 million gallons of RNG to fuel its bus fleet – one of the largest in the nation

  • Linden Bulk Transportation has added two new natural gas trucks to its fleet through Clean Energy’s Zero Now programme. The new CNG tractors will fuel with around 20,000 gallons of CNG

  • National Cement in California has purchased 15 new RNG concrete mixers through Clean Energy’s Zero Now programme, with a multi-year fuel agreement for around 675,000 gallons of Redeem

  • Smithtown, Long Island, has signed a long-term extension for Clean Energy’s fueling services. Clean Energy signed agreements with four new solid waste and recycling companies in the town, for a total of 22 trucks with a multi-year fuelling contract for around 1.3 million gallons

  • Denver International Airport has signed a multi-year extended contract for an estimated 7.5 million gallons of natural gas to fuel airport ground transport.

  • AmeriGas signed a supply agreement with Clean Energy for around 1.1 million gallons of fuel

  • U.S. Concrete signed a fuel agreement for 360,000 gallons of CNG at Clean Energy stations within the five boroughs of New York City to fuel 42 trucks

  • Jacksonville Transportation Authority replaced eight diesel buses with natural gas units

  • The city of Surrey in British Columbia opened a new natural gas station, which was built and will be operated by Clean Energy, fuelling the city’s natural gas municipal vehicle fleet using around 25,000 gallons

  • Livermore Sanitation, California, has signed an agreement for a station upgrade and O&M services to power its 40 natural gas trucks

  • The city of Mesa, Arizona, signed a multi-year contract with Clean Energy for around 800,000 gallons a year to fuel 80 refuse and other city trucks

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