Clean Energy Fuels has announced new fuel agreements for its RedeemTM renewable natural gas (RNG) along with station expansions to accommodate “continued demand”.
The California, US-based firm said that despite the challenging environment posed by COVID-19, it has continued to expand the use of its ultra-low carbon fuel produced from organic waste across key sectors of the transportation industry.
“Many of our customers including heavy-duty trucking, refuse and transit agencies are performing an heroic duty by continuing to operate under extreme difficult circumstances,” said Clean Energy’s vice-president Chad Lindholm. “We applaud them and will support them any way we can.”
Clean Energy has completed a time-fill station upgrade for the city of Chesapeake in Virginia, which recently obtained 12 new natural gas refuse trucks, increasing its fleet to 60. According to the company, the contract calls for roughly 2.5 million gallons of fuel over five years and includes operations and maintenance.
The firm also completed construction of its fourth station for USA Hauling at their Waterbury, CT yard. The 30-truck private time-fill station will dispense around 1.8 million gallons over the five-year contract.
In 2016, Clean Energy entered into a 10-year contract with the City of Long Beach to design, build, operate and maintain a natural gas station to fuel public and city vehicles. In the first year, the site dispensed 180,000 gallons. By 2017, station sales had reached more than 700,000 gallons and the city looked to increase capacity with station upgrade. The new station will provide three dispensers and two 400hp compressors, which will allow drivers to fuel nearly three times faster.
Working with South Jersey Gas at the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority Transfer Station, Clean Energy has completed its fifth station. The public access fast-fill facility will initially fuel approximately 100,000 gallons annually for utility vehicles, transfer trucks and Jitney shuttle buses, with volume expected to increase annually as extra CNG vehicles are procured.