Commercial, Sourcing Renewables - December 21, 2022
Amazon Partners for 19 RNG Fueling Stations
A new fueling station providing renewable natural gas for Amazon and other truck fleets has opened in the greater Chicago area. This station is part of an agreement between Amazon and Clean Energy Fuels Corp, to build 19 stations nationwide.
That station will provide an anticipated 1.4 million gallons of clean fuel annually, which will support Amazon in its adoption of RNG, a sustainable fuel produced from organic waste, which has been given an average carbon rating of -317 by the California Air Resources Board.
“The addition of the Romeoville station to our fueling network represents another step in the pathway for Amazon to realize significant carbon reduction for its transportation fleets,” said Chad Lindholm, senior vice president, Clean Energy, in a statement. “Trucks that operate on diesel are incredibly harmful to the air we breathe and contribute to long-term climate change. Renewable natural gas is a viable solution that provides immediate benefits, and as such this station will mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the impact of climate change in the Chicago area.”
The station initially will fuel more than 100 Amazon trucks and is designed with sufficient fueling capacity to accommodate several hundred more trucks. Amazon heavy-duty trucks have already fueled at more than 86 existing Clean Energy stations around the country and under the agreement announced last year, another 17 new Clean Energy-owned stations are slated to follow Romeoville, with several expected to open early next year.
By dispensing 1.4 million gallons of RNG annually instead of diesel, the Romeoville station will reduce carbon emissions by 15,219 MT metric tons.
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