October 3, 2013 10:00 AM, EDT
Clean Energy to Distribute Fuel Made From Waste

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said it has begun distributing a renewable form of natural-gas fuel made from waste at 35 public Clean Energy stations in California and will make it available to fleets nationwide.

The fuel, named Redeem, is made from waste streams such as landfills, large dairies and sewage plants, the natural-gas fuel provider said.

Clean Energy offers the fuel in compressed or liquefied natural gas form, a company spokesman said.

Clean Energy aims to produce 15 million gallons of Redeem this year, CEO Andrew Littlefair said in the Oct. 3 announcement.

Redeem, often referred to as biomethane, is derived from the methane generated by the decomposition of organic waste, the company said.

Clean Energy said it extracts methane gas from landfills and other waste streams, purifies it and then delivers it via pipeline.

Clean Energy is producing Redeem at facilities in Dallas and Canton, Mich., and is building a third plant in Millington, Tenn.

Thousands of cars, taxis, shuttles and trucks in California are using Clean Energy’s Redeem, according to the company.