Commercial, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - December 21, 2020
Municipal, utility, commercial customers around the U.S. complete agreements with RNG provider
A plethora of commercial, industrial, municipal, transportation, utility and waste removal entities completed new or extended old contracts for more than 58 million gallons combined of renewable natural gas (RNG) from Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
The customers in these deals reflect a growing transition to natural gas use in heavy-duty trucking, solid waste and public transit sectors, in addition to others.
“Our customers have continued to operate their essential businesses at a very high level, despite significant challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Nate Jensen, senior vice president renewable fuels at Clean Energy, said in a statement. “This means that essential employees are able to get to work, refuse is collected every day, and goods movement continues uninterrupted throughout the U.S. Our customers have demonstrated their commitment to sustainable transportation by enthusiastically embracing our ultra-low carbon Redeem RNG. In response, we have significantly augmented our supplies of Redeem RNG and expect to provide ever-increasing volumes of the clean, sustainable fuel to our customers.”
The full list of deals for RNG supply, as well as RNG infrastructure and vehicle transition, are listed below:
- Food Express, a transporter of bulk dry foods in the Western U.S., contracted the construction of a station in Maywood, Calif., that will produce around 4.7 million gallons of RNG for its fleet of 60 trucks. An operations and maintenance agreement for the station should be completed by mid-2021.
- Pacific Green Trucking, an operator of drayage vehicles in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is adding 39 new RNG trucks to its fleet and has committed to purchasing around 2.3 million gallons of RNG from Clean Energy Fuels to help the transition.
- CR&R Environmental Services renewed a contract for 20 million gallons of RNG to fuel over 200 waste and recycling trucks at its Garden Grove and Perris Stations, with the possibility of increased volume as more diesel trucks are replaced. CR&R also extended a contract for 9 million gallons for over 100 LNG waste and recycling trucks in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
- Waste Connections contracted around 8 million gallons of RNG to fuel its growing RNG truck fleet, which now includes 110 waste trucks that use 100% RNG.
- Atlas Disposal, a Sacramento-based waste company, extended a multi-year agreement for 10 million gallons of RNG across its two stations in Sacramento and San Jose.
- Big Blue Bus extended its contract for around 4 million gallons to fill its bus fleets in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, one of the largest fleets in the country.
- Linden Bulk Transportation added two new natural gas trucks to its fleet at a price that brings a natural gas truck at parity with a diesel truck, with a guaranteed fuel discount for the duration of the agreement; the trucks require around 20,000 gallons of RNG.
- Natural Cement in Encino, Calif., purchased 15 new RNG concrete mixers and contracted around 675,000 gallons of RNG from Clean Energy through a multi-year agreement.
- Four solid waste and recycling companies that service the Town of Smithtown on Long Island, N.Y., completed agreements with Clean Energy for a total of 22 trucks that accompany a multi-year fueling contract for an estimated 1.3 million gallons of natural gas.
- Denver International Airport signed a contract for 7.5 million gallons of RNG to fuel airport ground transportation at six airport fuel stations.
- AmeriGas contracted 1.1 million gallons of RNG, a number expected to grow in 2021 and beyond.
- U.S. Concrete completed an agreement for 360,000 gallons of CNG to fuel 42 of its natural gas ready mix trucks in New York City.
- Jacksonville Transportation Authority replaced eight diesel buses with natural gas models with the help of federal grant funding and continues its contract with Clean Energy for 1.2 million gallons of natural gas annually.
- The City of Surrey, B.C., Canada completed a new natural gas station, built and operated by Clean Energy, to fuel the city’s natural gas municipal vehicle fleet with 250,000 gallons of natural gas.
- Livermore Sanitation in California signed an agreement for a station upgrade and operations and maintenance services for its 40 natural gas trucks.
- The City of Mesa, Ariz., signed an agreement for 800,000 gallons a year for its 80 refuse and other city trucks.