Commercial, Sourcing Renewables - April 18, 2023
Walmart Debuts Renewable Natural Gas Engine
Walmart announced it will incorporate a 15-liter compressed natural gas engine into its private fleet.
The first of five engines the retailer plans to debut, the The X15N™ engine is supplied by Cummins and fueled by Chevron with compressed natural gas (CNG) linked to renewable natural gas. A CNG-powered Walmart truck will make its inaugural trip from Indiana to California, making pit stops along the way to refuel at Chevron stations.
In 2022, Walmart announced several initiatives among its Class 8 transportation fleet since the company is pursuing a goal to achieve zero emissions across global operations by 2040.
“Walmart transportation is focused on the continuous piloting of solutions that aren’t just changing the industry, but are having a lasting impact on the world,” said Fernando Cortes, senior vice president of transportation at Walmart, in a statement. “We are proud to team with Cummins and Chevron to develop industry-leading advancements that pave toward a lower carbon future.”
Renewable natural gas is produced when biomethane from decomposing organic matter, such as cow manure or landfill waste, is captured, treated, and processed into natural gas.
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