Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced it has broken ground on a renewable natural gas (RNG) digester at Del Rio Dairy in Friona, Texas – its first in a joint venture with TotalEnergies to produce ultra-clean transportation fuel which will be negative carbon intensive. All the RNG fuel produced at Del Rio Dairy will make its way into Clean Energy’s nationwide network of RNG stations.
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Cities across the nation are looking for new and innovative approaches to reduce emissions from their transportation systems. Adopting an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy allows cities to utilize multiple clean fuel solutions so municipal fleets can choose the fuel that works best for their unique operations. In Illinois, city fleets are looking at varied solutions to enhance their sustainability initiatives while maintaining an efficient delivery of city services and mobility.
For years, California led the country on policies to advance clean energy and cut climate pollution. But we’ve stopped following the science, and now too many policies focus on long-term goals at the expense of urgent, near-term priorities.
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), local officials, and business representatives celebrated the opening of a new fueling station located in Menifee, California, which will exclusively offer renewable natural gas. The new facility is the sixteenth public station operated by SoCalGas. As part of its efforts to reach net zero emissions by 2045 and help the state reach its climate goals, the company is focused on solutions to help reduce emissions in hard-to-abate sectors, like heavy duty transportation.
In the new JENS TALKS series NGVA Europe’s Secretary General Dr. Jens Andersen speaks to industry experts, EU politicians and leading engineers to discuss and promote innovative solutions to reduce emissions, develop new strategies to push renewable and sustainable energy and bring companies and their ideas for the future together.
In the first episode presented by the Hexagon Group, JENS TALKS Business with Eric Bippus, SVP Global Sales and Marketing from Hexagon Agility.
From the largest fleets, to individual owner operators, funding and incentives are still needed to make the switch to cleaner technology in order to effectively reduce emissions, meet customer expectations, and comply with tightening regulations. While new cleaner technologies can have higher upfront costs, they help fleets save money in the long term by lowering fuel and maintenance costs and ensuring higher driver satisfaction. Fleet-friendly, accessible, and technology-neutral funding sources are an integral part of the transition to cleaner technology.
In April, Clean Energy signed an agreement with Amazon to provide low- and negative-carbon renewable natural gas, to be provided at 27 existing Clean Energy fueling stations and another 19 non-exclusive new or upgraded Clean Energy-owned stations that Clean Energy expected to be constructed by the end of the year.
In the United States, Clean Energy Fuels Corporation and bp plc have announced that their renewable natural gas (RNG) joint venture will build on previously announced plans to finance and develop new projects at dairy farms, starting in the Midwest. Located in South Dakota and Iowa, the dairy farms, with more than 30,000 cows, have the estimated potential to convert the methane produced from waste into more than seven million gallons of RNG annually.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. a new contract for 30 Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) 60-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, with options to purchase up to 100 additional buses. RTC has since exercised 32 options (64 EUs).
E-commerce giant Amazon has invested heavily in compressed natural gas commercial vehicles for its European fleet.
In an effort to highlight those advancing natural gas as an effective and efficient transportation fuel, Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) recognized eight fleets at its 2021 Industry Summit and Annual Meeting this past October.
Methane produced by California’s dairy industry presents a remarkable renewable energy opportunity. Renewable natural gas (RNG) sourced from dairy waste is considered a carbon-negative fuel, meaning RNG takes more carbon out of the environment than it produces.
A new economy-wide technical analysis released by Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) underscores the essential role that clean fuels like hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG) will play in a carbon-neutral California.
Natural gas can also deliver the “double-green effect.” The renewable and compressed types can deliver net-sub-zero emissions, and they can qualify for credits in California.
Hexagon Agility, a business of Hexagon Composites, has received its tenth set of orders from a master services agreement signed in June 2020 with a global logistics customer to deliver RNG and CNG fuel systems for medium and heavy-duty trucks.
Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has successfully achieved startup and production of renewable natural gas at its first US biomethane facility, Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon.
While the trucking industry seems hyper focused on the push toward electric vehicle technology, there are green alternative fuels — such as renewable versions of diesel, propane autogas and natural gas — that are ready and available for adoption today.
Before the Kenworth T680 Next Generation recently became available with the Cummins Westport ISX12N natural gas engine, the new truck model underwent extensive customer validation testing to assess ‘real-world’ performance. Early this year, Matheson Postal Services became one of Kenworth’s first customers to receive and place into service a T680 Next Gen equipped with an ISX12N engine.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority has exercised options to purchase 18 Xcelsior compressed natural gas 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses from NFI’s New Flyer of America Inc.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies has announced the signing of definitive agreements to form a joint venture with US-headed Mercuria Energy Trading, part of Mercuria Energy Group Ltd, one of the world’s largest integrated energy and commodities companies, to own and operate American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) and its network of 60 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across the United States.
California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership on Sept. 1 announced during an ACT Expo press conference that real-world fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emissions natural gas vehicles and carbon-negative renewable natural gas to make true sustainability progress.
According to the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, real-world fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emission (NZE) natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG). During a press conference at ACT Expo 2021, CNGVP representatives touted the move to NGVs by fleets who want to make greater strides towards their sustainability goals.
The Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) gas operations team is partnering with fleet operations to pilot 12 new heavy- and medium-duty natural gas vehicles.
Heavy-duty vehicle fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero-emissions natural gas vehicles and carbon-negative RNG, according to the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership.
The California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) announced during an ACT Expo press conference that real-world fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emissions (NZE) natural gas vehicles and carbon-negative renewable natural gas to make true sustainability progress.
The California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) announced during an ACT Expo press conference that real-world fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emissions (NZE) natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to make true sustainability progress.
Hexagon Agility, a provider of natural gas transportation solutions, applauds Glenfiddich, a highly-awarded single malt whisky brand, for its commitment to further greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced a slew of new deals in response to the demand for renewable natural gas, as more fleets adopt and expand their use of the low-carbon transportation fuel.
NGVAmerica has pledged that by 2030, 80% of natural gas vehicle on-road motor fuel in the U.S. will be derived from renewable sources, rising to 100% by 2050.
PGE’s Gas Operations team is partnering with Fleet Operations to pilot 12 new heavy and medium duty natural gas vehicles. This pilot is the first step to what is an expected CNG fleet numbering 160 or more vehicles.