Ryder Trucks in California to Use ‘Redeem’ Brand Biomethane,
Clean Energy to Provide Fuel Station Maintenance Services Too
Ryder System natural gas vehicles fueling in Orange and Fontana, Calif. will use “Redeem” brand renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels, the companies said today. The agreement covers both CNG/compressed natural gas and LNG/liquefied natural gas.
Clean Energy notes that it will provide fuel station maintenance services at the two locations as well.
“Our decision to use 100% renewable natural gas is based upon our ongoing commitment to ensuring we are delivering solutions that help our customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Ryder supply management and global fuel products VP Scott Perry says in a joint release. “With Redeem we achieve that with a 100% renewable fuel,” he said.
Based on current volumes, the switch to Redeem brand biomethane will allow Ryder to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 6,300 metric tons per year. “This would be the equivalent of removing approximately 1,319 passenger cars from the road annually,” states the release.
Also according to the announcement today, Ryder is “the first and only truck leasing and logistics company to have on-site CNG and LNG fuels available to the public.” Ryder selected Clean Energy for maintenance at Orange and Fontana behind the fuel provider’s “experience maintaining its own network of public access stations as well the ‘behind the fence’ fueling operations at over 34 customer stations.”
UPS and Big Blue Bus
“After launching Redeem as a commercial fuel just two short years ago, Clean Energy is on track to deliver over 40 million gallons this year,” said Clean Energy Renewables president Harrison Clay.
“Ryder’s leadership to provide Redeem at their two stations in southern California will now expand the benefits of the cleanest fuel to Ryder commercial customers’ fleets operating hundreds of additional heavy duty trucks and other vehicles,” he said.
Other major users of Redeem brand biomethane in California include UPS (F&F, May 5) and the Big Blue Bus transit operation in Santa Monica (F&F, July 17). Clean Energy said today that it is on track to deliver 40 million gallons of Redeem in 2015.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up