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July 12, 2019 12:45 PM, EDT

Clean Energy Fuels Opens RNG Station in New York City

Refueling with Redeem Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. opened its newest natural gas fueling station in Hunts Point — the first station in New York City to exclusively offer renewable natural gas for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets.

“A few blocks from here is Hunts Point Market, the largest food distribution center of its kind in the world, resulting in approximately 15,000 truck trips per day,” Chad Lindholm, vice president of sales for Clean Energy, said in a company release. “This long-envisioned station will serve fleets operating in Hunts Point with a lower-cost alternative to diesel fuel that can lead to substantial reductions in truck-related pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.”

The Hunts Point station will exclusively offer Clean Energy’s Redeem — the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel derived from capturing biogenic methane emitted from decomposing organic materials at dairies, landfills and wastewater treatment plants, according to the Newport Beach, Calif.-based company.

Redeem enables at least 70% reduction in carbon emissions compared with diesel or gasoline, according to California Air Resources Board estimates.

Already preparing to fuel at the station are local fleets that operate natural gas-powered trucks including Baldor Specialty Foods, Manhattan Beer Distributors and U.S. Concrete, which were on display at the grand opening July 10.

Besides Hunts Point, Clean Energy operates natural gas stations in New York City at LaGuardia and JFK airports, and two stations in Brooklyn. — Transport Topics