Clean Energy Fuels to Supply RNG for New York Buses
California-based Clean Energy Fuels said September 2 it has been contracted to supply renewable natural gas (RNG) derived from organic waste to New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to fuel its 800 natural gas transit buses.
“The MTA is a prime example of a major transit agency recognising the environmental benefits and financial value of RNG,” Clean Energy CEO Andrew Littlefair said. “We’re pleased to support their efforts by supplying low-carbon RNG, a cleaner fuel option that will help improve air quality and fight climate change in the region.”
The multi-year agreement will see Clean Energy supply 25mn gallons of its Redeem™ RNG, reducing MTA’s transit-based emissions by 25,351 metric tons – the equivalent of removing 5,477 gasoline cars from the road, planting 419,184 trees and recycling 8,623 tons of landfill waste.
Redeem RNG is the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel and is derived from capturing biogenic methane from dairies, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. Clean Energy procures the RNG from third-party producers and sells it in compressed or liquefied form at its 540 Redeem stations in the US and Canada for the same price as conventional fossil natural gas.