California refuse vehicles go full circle with renewable natural gas
 

February 20, 2019. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an increased demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) from the refuse sector, particularly in California, where refuse trucks are fueled by the very solid waste they haul.

   The City of Fresno signed a two-year agreement with Clean Energy for renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to power approximately 140 refuse trucks with its Redeem™ brand RNG for an anticipated annual total of 1.6 million LNG gallons, the equivalent of just over one million GGEs.

   The City of Long Beach has entered into a new two-year contract to fuel 77 vehicles with an expected 225,000 GGEs of Redeem, including its 35 LNG refuse trucks.

   NASA Services in Montebello has opted to power its growing CNG refuse fleet of 50 vehicles with an approximate 400,000 GGEs of Redeem, while neighboring Arrow Services in La Puente will fuel 30 trucks with an anticipated 250,000 GGEs.

   Burrtec in Riverside County has inked a deal to fuel its transfer truck fleet with an anticipated 350,000 GGEs of Redeem from a public access station that Clean Energy operates in Riverside.

   Outside of California, the City of Spokane, Wash. has renewed a second option for operations and maintenance, along with an expected 250,000 GGEs of Redeem annually to power 40 waste trucks.

   Groot Recycling and Waste, a Waste Connections Company in the greater Chicago area, has signed an agreement for approximately 890,000 GGEs of CNG to power 86 trucks.