US-based Clean Energy Fuels teams with Amazon on RNG
Catering to the US transportation sector, Clean Energy Fuels said April 19 it will team up with online retail giant Amazon to supply renewable natural gas.
“If the world is really going to tackle the issue of climate change, all of us need to find solutions that work both environmentally and economically, and that is exactly what this agreement supports,” Andrew Littlefair, Clean Energy’s CEO, said.
Clean Energy said it would provide renewable natural gas for Amazon through a chain of fuelling stations across 15 different states.
Clean Energy is the biggest supplier of gas as a transport fuel in the US. In March, the company and French supermajor Total announced a 50:50 joint venture to commit as much as $400mn or more to further develop its RNG network.
Total will provide credit to support Clean Energy's development of the biogas value chain, including $45mn for contracted fuelling infrastructure.
The Amazon agreement is part of a broader global initiative by the internet company to advance its solar- and wind-powered energy footprint across North America and Europe.
“Many parts of our business are already operating on renewable energy, and we expect to power all of Amazon with renewable energy by 2025 – five years ahead of our original target of 2030,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said.