More U.S. trucking fleets speed up transition to low-carbon biomethane
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced new renewable natural gas contracts as fleets across North America increasingly continue to adopt the clean, low-carbon fuel to power heavy- and medium-duty trucks.
“Fleets are learning that renewable natural gas, together with natural gas engine technology, is a proven solution that can significantly decrease the impact of harmful emissions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president, Clean Energy Fuels. “Our corporate vision is directly tied to working with our customers to improve air quality and positively influence public health. We will continue to grow the role of renewable natural gas in our fuel offerings to provide a clean and cost-effective alternative to diesel fuel.”
Pac Anchor, a port drayage company that serves the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, has added 23 new trucks to its fleet for an estimated 2.5 million gallons of biomethane. “We are firm believers in sustainability: providing the cleanest technology while safeguarding the livelihood of our employees. That’s why we chose renewable natural gas trucks, a tried-and-true technology that helps us deliver results in real time for our communities and clients,” said Alfredo Barajas, president of Pac Anchor Transportation.
In addition, Cal Portland signed a renewable natural gas supply agreement to support its fleet of 150 ready mix and bulk hauler natural gas trucks for an estimated one million gallons.
Biagi Bros., a large nationwide carrier whose customers include Anheuser-Busch and PepsiCo, will deploy 12 new trucks through Clean Energy’s Zero Now program for an approximate 900,000 gallons of biomethane.
Ecology Auto Parts is adding 35 new vehicles to its Southern California fleet, also through the Zero Now program, that will fuel with an anticipated 420,000 gallons of renewable natural gas.
Clean Energy has also signed a five-year agreement with EVO Transportation & Energy Services, Inc., one of the largest and fastest growing transportation providers to the United States Postal Service. Under the agreement Clean Energy and EVO Transportation will co-brand stations, which should add significant growth to the current anticipated one million gallons of natural gas.
Moreover, Republic Transportation Group in Jacksonville, FL has signed a fuel agreement with Clean Energy for an expected 200,000 gallons annually.
Finally, Matheson Trucking Company has added 16 new tractors which are fueling at Clean Energy stations in California, Nevada, and Idaho with an anticipated 200,000 gallons of renewable natural gas.