Using Redeem Brand Renewable Natural Gas in 20 States,
Waste Hauler Will Triple Its Use of the Biomethane Product
Republic Services is tripling its use of Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels, the companies said today, extending its use “across Republic’s CNG-fleet in 20 states.”
The expansion will allow Republic “to reduce its fleet emissions by approximately 110,000 metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) over a three-year period,” states a release, “equal to planting 2.8 million trees or removing 23,200 cars from the road.
The announcement noted that RNG has the lowest carbon intensity of all commercially available transportation fuels.
Eighth Largest U.S. Vocational Fleet
“As the operator of the eighth largest vocational fleet in the country, we have a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including our continued commitment to operating compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered trucks,” Republic Services recycling and sustainability VP Pete Keller says in today’s announcement.
“We are committed to keeping our planet clean, and work hard every day to decrease vehicle emissions across our fleet through intelligent routing, our One Fleet maintenance initiative, and the use of renewable fuels.
Fleet-Wide, More than 2,500 CNG Vehicles
“Together,” Keller said, “these initiatives will help us to reach our goals of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions.”
Nationwide, Republic operates a fleet of more than 2,500 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations (F&F, October 4, 2016). The CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually, the company says, noting that it has set a sustainability goal of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by 3% by 2018.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up