Adopt-a-Port: Chevron funds bioCNG project to help fleets cut emissions
Chevron announced is partnering with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleaner, carbon-negative renewable natural gas to reduce emissions. Chevron will provide funding for Adopt-a-Port and supply biomethane to Clean Energy stations near the ports. Chevron’s funding will allow truck operators to subsidize the cost of buying new biomethane-powered trucks. Clean Energy, meanwhile, will manage the program, including offering fueling services for qualified truck operators.
Truck operators participating in the program, which supports the ports’ Clean Trucks Program and Clean Air Action Plan, agree to fuel up at the Clean Energy stations supplied with Chevron renewable natural gas. Truck operators and their import and export customers will help local communities by reducing smog-forming NOx emissions by 98% compared to diesel trucks while also eliminating climate pollutants.
“We are excited to be partnering with Clean Energy as we continue to innovate in the renewable, low-carbon fuel space,” said Mike Vomund, Chevron vice president of Americas Products – West. “Along with other recent investments, Adopt-a-Port further demonstrates Chevron’s commitment to increasing renewables in support of our business, continuing our overall aim to provide the affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy.”
“Switching trucks to fuel with renewable natural gas is vital to improving air quality and fighting climate change in our country’s largest port complex,” said Greg Roche, vice president, Clean Energy. “We’re proud to partner with Chevron on the Adopt-a-Port initiative that will put additional clean, carbon-negative trucks on the road and lessen the environmental impact on operations in the region.”