US Major Chevron Partnering in RNG Initiative
US major Chevron said July 7 it is partnering with Clean Energy Fuels to develop a network of stations for trucks serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to refuel with carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG).
Chevron will provide funding for the Adopt-a-Port initiative and supply RNG to Clean Energy stations near the two California ports. The funding component will allow truck operators to subsidise the cost of buying new RNG-powered trucks.
Clean Energy, meanwhile, will manage the program, including offering fueling services for qualified truck operators.
Truck operators and their import and export customers will help local communities by reducing smog-forming NOx emissions by 98% compared to diesel trucks while also eliminating climate pollutants, Chevron said.
“Switching trucks to fuel with RNG is vital to improving air quality and fighting climate change in our country’s largest port complex,” said Greg Roche, vice president, Clean Energy. “We’re proud to partner with Chevron on the Adopt-a-Port initiative that will put additional clean, carbon-negative trucks on the road and lessen the environmental impact on operations in the region.”