Sanitation Districts of L.A. County open bioCNG station for heavy trucks
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened a new fueling station in Whittier, California, owned by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD). Clean Energy, which will operate the new facility, will provide its renewable natural gas Redeem to fuel heavy-duty trucks and other medium-duty vehicles in the region, including LACSD’s vehicles. The station replaces an older facility and features an improved, truck-friendly layout with the ability to dispense fuel three times as fast as the current station.
“This new, state-of-the-art station increases access to renewable natural gas for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks, allowing more vehicles to take advantage of the cleanest fuel available today,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president, Clean Energy. “We are pleased to partner with LACSD to bring this sustainable fueling solution to the region, as it will allow more fleets to reduce their carbon footprint.”
LACSD applied for and was awarded a grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), which offset a portion of the construction costs. The new station is expected to dispense over 300,000 gallons per year, a 50 percent increase from the prior facility.
“LACSD and the solid waste collection customers that we serve were early adopters in switching to the use of clean fuels,” said Robert Asgian, head of the LACSD Solid Waste Department. “We are happy to have an upgraded facility to support more clean vehicles and glad to have Clean Energy as a partner on this project.”