Clean Energy Fuels, Amazon Partner on RNG

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Clean Energy's station in Groveport, Ohio. (Clean Energy Fuels Corp.)

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced Inc. will fuel trucks with renewable natural gas at the company’s public access station in Groveport, Ohio, as the two begin a larger partnership.

The Groveport station is the first construction project completed in an agreement between Clean Energy and Amazon. Many of the 19 new stations should be operational by the end of the year, supplementing Clean Energy’s fueling network of 550 stations in North America, the company reported. Inc. ranks No. 19 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest private carriers in North America.

By dispensing 700,000 gallons of RNG annually instead of diesel, the Groveport station will reduce carbon emissions by 6,848 metric tons — the equivalent of growing 114,133 trees for 10 years, removing 1,489 passenger cars from the road, or reducing 2,750 tons of landfill waste, according to the Newport Beach, Calif.-based company.

In related news, South Fork Dairy in Newark, Ohio, and Clean Energy recently signed an agreement to develop a digester that should produce 500,000 gallons of RNG a year from the manure produced by 3,300 dairy cows when completed.

The $15 million investment at South Fork Dairy will produce RNG fuel to be used at the Groveport station and others around the country. Similar investments in other Ohio dairy farms are underway, Clean Energy noted, providing farmers to address the issue of fugitive methane emissions while benefiting from an additional revenue stream.

“Large fleets fueling with RNG have the ability to realize immediate and significant carbon reduction, especially in the heavy-duty truck sector which could be many years away from meaningful electrification,” Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy, said in a release. — Transport Topics

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