United States: Anheuser-Busch CNG fleet expands with new 180 vehicles
Agility® Fuel Solutions, a business of Hexagon Composites, received a substantial order from longtime customer Anheuser-Busch. Over 180 new trucks equipped with Agility’s ProCab® 175 CNG Fuel Systems will be joining the fleet. The estimated total value of the order is over USD 8.0 million. Delivery of the systems is scheduled from mid-Q3 to mid-Q4, 2020.
In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks in Houston and St. Louis to fleets powered by CNG engines. As the next step to achieve their sustainability goal of reducing carbon emissions across their value chain by 25% by 2025, the brewer will be expanding this fleet and investing in technology to transition to cleaner-burning renewable natural gas.
“Innovation in the transportation sector is a massive opportunity for companies like ours and we continuously strive to lead the industry by transporting every beer in the most sustainable way possible,” said Ingrid De Ryck, Vice President of Procurement and Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch. “The quality, efficiency, and durability of Agility’s CNG fuel systems enable us to improve the sustainability of our fleet and reduce carbon emissions across our entire value chain.”
The two fleets are expected to travel more than 8.5 million miles each year. By transitioning the trucks within these fleets to renewable natural gas, the brewer expects to reduce their emissions by more than 70% compared to conventional diesel – the equivalent of taking more than 66,000 passenger cars off the road or planting more than 8 million new trees.
“Biomethane is a pipeline quality gas fully interchangeable with CNG and it’s one of the cleanest burning fuels available. We are pleased to see that our systems continue to enable Anheuser-Busch to opt for lower emission solutions in their fleet,” commented Seung Baik, President of Agility Fuel Solutions. “The performance, durability, and price stability of natural gas-powered trucks make it a great value for distribution fleets like Anheuser-Busch.”