Six-Year Deal Calls for Annual 550,000 GGEs for Buses
Southern California’s Torrance Transit will use biomethane to fuel its compressed natural gas buses behind a six-year deal for Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas disclosed Wednesday by Clean Energy Fuels.
The pact calls for annual use of some 5550,000 GGEs/gasoline gasoline equivalents of Redeem RNG, Clean Energy says.
“The City of Torrance strongly believes we owe it to our community to operate in the most environmentally-responsible manner possible,” transit director Kim Turner says in Clean Energy’s release.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction – and $1 Per Gallon Saved
“By fueling our fleet with Redeem, we are able to decrease the amount of GHG emissions,” she said.
Clean Energy notes that its completed the city’s CNG station in January of 2015 in order to support the transit department. “The Transit department consumes over 500,000 GGEs per year and the use of CNG has allowed the city to experience nearly a $1 savings for every gallon of fuel,” the company said.
Clean Energy reported too that Torrance, which is bordered by some of the highest congested transportation corridors including the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, made the decision to convert its fleet of buses to RNG as part of its commitment to meeting goals set in their Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan.
Rethink Methane Registration Is Open
Torrance is the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County.
Registration has opened for Rethink Methane 2017, organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates. Rethink Methane takes place February 21-22 at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up