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CEF delivers 143 million gallons of RNG in 2019


January 30, 2020
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143 million gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG), a carbon-neutral transportation fuel, were delivered by Clean Energy Fuels (CEF) in 2019.

The environmental impact of replacing this volume of diesel fuel with RNG is equivalent to reducing more than 820,000 tons (745,000 tonnes) of greenhouse gas emissions, planting 12 million trees, removing 158,000 cars from the road, or reducing 260,000 tons of waste that would otherwise end up in landfills.

Redeem RNG is made by capturing methane produced by the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills and wastewater treatment plants.

CEF is a California-based company with fuelling stations across the contiguous U.S. In 2019, CEF stated their goal is to exclusively offer zero-carbon Redeem RNG at all of its fuelling stations in the U.S. by 2025.

Sales of the renewable fuel were strengthened by a seven-year contract with shipping company UPS for 170 million gallons to fuel its fleet of natural gas heavy-duty trucks in the U.S., the largest purchase of RNG ever in the U.S.

Sales were also bolstered by the introduction in California of more ultra-low emissions trucks operating in the port of Los Angeles, as well as from wider adoption by municipalities including Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Midway City, Redondo Beach, Sacramento, Ontario and San Jose.

Chad Lindholm, vice-president of Clean Energy Fuels, said, “Fleets are discovering that RNG, together with natural gas engine technology, is a proven solution that can significantly decrease the impact of harmful emissions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”