Clean Energy: more deals to supply renewable natural gas to port fleets
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced additional fuel and infrastructure contracts to meet the growing demand for renewable natural gas. In the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Clean Energy’s Adopt-a-Port program with Chevron continues to gain momentum, with more fleets switching to biomethane. Chevron has committed to provide a total of $28 million of financing to trucking companies serving the ports region as well as owner-operators to purchase new biomethane heavy-duty trucks. So far, over 200 heavy-duty trucks have been contracted through the program and over 400 more are being processed, which will help to clean the air in and around the ports and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Pacific Green Trucking continues to expand its clean fleet in the port region, signing a fueling agreement with Clean Energy for an estimated 1 million gallons of biomethane to power 61 new natural gas trucks. “Reducing our carbon emissions and improving air quality near the ports is a top priority for Pacific Green and we’re doing it one truck at a time,” said Vicente Zarate, president, Pacific Green Trucking. “Renewable natural gas is the most immediate and cost-efficient way to make the necessary environmental changes for the trucking industry.”
Also deploying another 46 biomethane-fueled trucks through the Adopt-A-Port program are NGL Logistics, TDS Logistics, Mortimer & Wallace, Pacific 9, Cota Capital American Pacific Forwarders, Arete Logistics, Paul Suh, Sang’s Express, Pacifica Trucks, Pacific Expressway, Yanxiu Li, IML Transport, Supra National Express, and Atlas Marine.
“Renewable natural gas creates a pathway for our customers to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions and turn their sustainability goals into reality,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president, Clean Energy. “As the demand for renewable natural gas accelerates, more clean natural gas trucks are hitting the roads in the Port of Los Angeles and elsewhere, and we’ll be there to provide both the fuel and infrastructure to help fleets realize immediate and significant carbon reduction.”