Sales of Redeem™, a renewable natural gas (RNG) available on the North American market through supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp., grew by 32% in 2017, from 60 million gallons in 2016 to 79 million gallons in 2017. The 2017 volume represents over half of the overall United States RNG production as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency through December. It is the cleanest fuel commercially available today.
“We are the leading provider of RNG in North America and as more fleets seek out the economic and environmental benefits of RNG as a vehicle fuel, we are well positioned to maintain and increase that lead in 2018,” said Tyler Henn, vice president and general manager of Clean Energy Renewables.
“Programs such as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continue to provide a path for RNG production growth which allows fleets to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals and we have the product and the infrastructure to help them reach those goals.”
Clean Energy advised at the end of last week that is had been awarded a three-year Redeem™ RNG fueling agreement with North County Transit District (NCTD), the public transportation provider in North San Diego County, California, servicing 11 million passengers annually. The contract calls for Clean Energy to provide 1.5 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) per year to NCTD’s fleet of 167 buses.
Clean Energy launched Redeem in 2013 in California and sold 14 million GGE’s that year. Today it is sold in 20 states to refuse customers like Republic Services, transit customers like LA Metro and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, airport customers like Dallas/Fort Worth International and trucking customers like Ryder and Kroger.
Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.