Station Will Provide Sustainable Fuel Produced from Organic Waste to Lower Emissions of Class-8 Trucks, LACSD Vehicles, and Others
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – February 18, 2021 – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) announced the opening of a new fueling station in Whittier, CA. The station is owned by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) and Clean Energy designed, constructed and will operate it. Clean Energy will provide renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel heavy-duty trucks and other medium-duty vehicles in the region, including LACSD’s vehicles.
RNG is derived from capturing the biogenic methane produced by the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants. Redeem reduces climate-harming greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70 percent, and even up to 300 percent depending on the source of the RNG, making it a carbon-negative fuel.
Located at 3212 Workman Mill Road, the RNG station was designed, built, and will be operated by Clean Energy. The station replaces an older facility and features an improved, truck-friendly layout with the ability to dispense fuel three times as fast as the current station.
“This new, state-of-the-art station increases access to RNG for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks, allowing more vehicles to take advantage of the cleanest fuel available today,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president, Clean Energy. “We are pleased to partner with LACSD to bring this sustainable fueling solution to the region, as it will allow more fleets to reduce their carbon footprint.”
LACSD applied for and was awarded a grant from SCAQMD’s Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), which offset a portion of the construction costs. The new station is expected to dispense over 300,000 gallons per year, a 50 percent increase from the prior facility.
“LACSD and the solid waste collection customers that we serve were early adopters in switching to the use of clean fuels,” said Robert Asgian, head of the LACSD Solid Waste Department. “We are happy to have an upgraded facility to support more clean vehicles and glad to have Clean Energy as a partner on this project.”
About Clean Energy
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is North America’s leading provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market. Through its sales of renewable natural gas (RNG), which is derived from capturing biogenic methane produced from decomposing organic waste, Clean Energy allows thousands of vehicle fleets, from airport shuttles to city buses to waste and heavy-duty trucks, to reduce their amount of climate-harming greenhouse gas by at least 70% and even up to 300% depending on the source of the RNG. Clean Energy can deliver RNG through compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) to its network of approximately 540 fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada. Clean Energy builds and operates CNG and LNG fueling stations for the transportation market, owns natural gas liquefication facilities in California and Texas, and transports bulk fuel to non-transportation customers around the U.S. For more information, visit www.CleanEnergyFuels.com.
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