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U.S. Gain to supply RNG to Oregon bus fleet

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U.S. Gain has been chosen to supply renewable natural gas (RNG) to Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) to fuel its bus fleet.

The agreement will support RVTD’s mission of providing quality public transport while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

RVTD’s general manager, Julie Brown, said the company was excited about the new relationship. “Our leadership considered a number of energy sources to power our fleet and, after significant research and dialogue with industry experts, it was clear RNG provided the best path forward, environmentally and economically,” said Brown.

The organisation consulted with Victor Bautista of Avista Utilities, who is also a board member of the Rogue Valley Clean Cities Coalition. Bautista is known for his work in helping local firms implement environmentally-friendly strategies to reduce emissions generated in the region.

“Our goal is to enhance the liveability of the Rogue Valley,” said Bautista. “RNG achieves this while providing fleet owners with real cost savings that help their bottom line, especially as transit agencies across the nation are dealing with COVID-19-related financial impacts. The partnership between U.S. Gain and RVTD is a win for residents in the Rogue Valley.”

Alex Schay, of the NW Alliance for Clean Transportation, commented: “We’re pleased to see U.S. Gain continue building new relationships with fleets seeking clean, low-carbon fuel solutions.

“They’re experts in RNG and passionate about expanding use within the region, thanks in part to the Clean Fuels Program.”

“Our customer purpose is ‘Finding a Better Way’ and for me, that means working alongside fleets to determine cost-effective strategies to achieve their transportation-related emission targets,” said Marten Mills, business development manager for U.S. Gain.

“It’s an honour to work with organisations like RVTD that value giving back to communities they serve through clean fuel adoption.”