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Clean Energy Renewable Fuels

Clean Energy-BP Ink a $155m RNG Pact

March 1, 2017 in Biofuels, Biomethane, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

BP Buying Existing Biomethane Production Facilities,
Freeing Clean Energy to Focus on ‘Redeem’ RNG Sales

Clean Energy Fuels said this morning that BP its buying its renewable natural gas production facilities for $155 million, while “Clean Energy will continue to focus on selling its Redeem branded RNG with a secure source of fuel for its nationwide network of stations.”

Near Zero Engine Coming for Refuse

August 23, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Game Changer, money awarded, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleet Operators to Be Able to Order This Year
As Peterbilt and Autocar Are First to the Fore

Operators of compressed natural gas-fueled refuse trucks are being reassured that OEMs will offer vehicles with the super-low NOx Near Zero version of the Cummins Westport ISL G in time for their traditional fourth-quarter ordering cycle.

Redeem Five Years for Big Blue Bus

June 3, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Biomethane, CNG, Fleet Order, Game Changer, LNG, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five-Year Contract to Support 100-Plus ‘Near Zero’ Vehicles
With Gillig to Supply the First 25 Forty-Footers by Year-End,
MRSC Affirms Plan to Support Bus & Refuse Truck Repowers

Clean Energy Fuels has secured a five-year contract to supply its Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas – aka biomethane – to the Big Blue Bus transit line in Santa Monica, Calif. The fuel supply pact is worth an estimated $3 million per year, Clean Energy says. updated June 6

U.S. EPA Proposes Higher RFS Levels

June 1, 2016 in Biofuels, Biomethane, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Says It’s ‘Committed to Keeping the RFS Program on Track’

The U.S. EPA has proposed increases to the volumes required under the federal RFS/Renewable Fuel Standard program, the complex system of tradable credits that allows bio-based fuels to compete and indeed thrive in the marketplace.

RNG + Near Zero = ‘Game Changer’

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Biofuels, Biomethane, certifications, Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Strategy Details Are Released at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach:
‘A Clear, Cost-Effective Strategy to Achieve Our Air Quality Goals’
As Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus Outlines Near Zero Purchase Plans

Heavy duty vehicles with well-to-wheel emissions levels approaching nil are possible today given the combination of new “Near Zero” engine technology from Cummins Westport and the use of RNG – renewable natural gas.

CLNE’s Redeem RNG for Dillon in Texas

March 4, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, LNG, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Carrier Is Adding 24 New CNG-Fueled Paccar Trucks Too

Longtime Clean Energy Fuels customer Dillon Transport has committed to using the supplier’s Redeem brand biomethane in natural gas-fueled trucks in Texas. The initial supply of Redeem, also known as RNG/renewable natural gas, will be from Clean Energy’s Irving Blvd. station in Dallas. Dillon will also use Redeem when fueling in San Antonio, Midland/Odessa and Houston.

‘Game-Changing’ Heavy NGVs Combo

March 2, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Low-NOx Engines & the Emergence of Biomethane in Volume
Said to Make Heavy NGVs Best Option for Clean Vehicle Future:
Can ‘Transform America’s On-Road Heavy Duty Transportation’
As Trucks Are the Largest On-Road Contributor to Smog in the U.S.

The combination of new natural gas engines with “near-zero” emissions and the emergence of significant volumes of renewable natural gas to fuel them makes natural gas the best option as California policymakers – and the states and countries that follow California’s lead – look to slash vehicle emission in the coming years.

Clean Energy Fuels Redeem RNG for UPS

May 5, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three California Stations to Provide About 1.5 Million Gallons per Year

UPS said at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas today that it’s agreed with Clean Energy Fuels to purchase Redeem brand renewable natural gas, and that UPS fueling stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles are to begin pumping the landfill-derived RNG this month.

RNG Gets Real: an ACT Expo Webinar

January 27, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, event, LNG, NGVs, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  1 Comments

Clean Energy Fuels and CR&R Tell How It’s Done:
The Issues and Opportunities for Biomethane Fuel

Call it RNG – for renewable natural gas – or call it biomethane: either way it’s available today, quantities are growing, and it’s the fuel with the best potential to reduce greenhouse emissions now – and even save operators money.

ACT Expo 2015 takes place May 4-7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Click the image to hear a recording of today;s RNG Gets Real webinar.

ACT Expo 2015 takes place May 4-7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Click the image to hear a recording of today’s RNG Gets Real webinar.

Those were the views put forward today at the RNG Gets Real webinar organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates and sponsored by Clean Energy Fuels.

The webinar is the first of a series leading up to GNA’s ACT Expo 2015, taking place May 4-7 in Dallas.

‘Perfect Drop-In Fuel’

“Renewable natural gas is very real,” said Erik Neandross, CEO at GNA and today’s webinar moderator. It can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90%, he said, “at a cost substantially lower than diesel.”

Clean Energy Renewable Fuels gets its biomethane for Redeem from more than a dozen sources, inc;luding landfills in Michigan and Tennessee operated by Republic Services.

Clean Energy Renewable Fuels gets its biomethane for Redeem from more than a dozen sources, inc;luding landfills in Michigan and Tennessee operated by Republic Services.

Clean Energy’s CERF unit (Clean Energy Renewable Fuels) launched its Redeem brand RNG in 2013 and today offers the fuel throughout its network of natural gas vehicle fueling stations in California.

“Biomethane is a perfect drop-in fuel,” CERF president Harrison Clay said today. “It reduces greenhouse gas emissions by the greatest degree of any alternative fuel.”

Credits Are Key

Clay reviewed Clean Energy’s entry into RNG and how the firm now gets its biomethane from three landfills and a dozen other sources. He also reviewed how credits such as those available via the U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard are critical to biomethane viability, as the current “cost of production exceeds the price of [conventional, fossil-based] natural gas in the grid.”

Paul Relis, executive VP at CR&R Waste and Recycling Services, an Orange County, Calif.-based hauler and recycler, detailed his company’s use of RNG and its plans to expand production in Perris, south of San Bernardino.

CR&R biomethane plant in Perris, Calif.

CR&R biomethane plant in Perris, Calif.

Share the Wealth

Through four phases between now and 2020, CR&R hopes to ramp up to production of 4 million diesel gallon equivalents of biomethane per year. Relis says that the U.S. should by rights have from 60 to 80 such facilities. “There should be at least 5,000 to 7,000 heavy trucks fueled by renewable natural gas,” he said.

“Clearly that’s not going to be done by my company,” he said, inviting other interested parties to get on board.

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EPA Redemption for Waste-Based Biogas

July 5, 2014 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, LNG, NGVs, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG or LNG from Waste-Derived Biomethane to Get RFS2 Credits
On the Same Basis as Does Cellulosic Ethanol, the U.S. EPA Decides

The U.S. EPA is henceforth granting the same level of RFS2 – renewable fuel standard – credits to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas derived from sewage or landfill gas as it does for cellulosic ethanol, according to a new regulation signed on July 2.


Republic-CERF Biomethane in Tennessee

August 25, 2012 in Biomethane, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Beginning in Late 2013, an Initial 4 Million Gallons Per Year

Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) and Clean Energy have outlined a second landfill gas project, pledging to begin producing biomethane from Republic’s North Shelby Landfill in Millington, Tenn. “for multiple uses including as a vehicle fuel.”

Biogas USA West in October

August 16, 2012 in Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clean Energy Renewable Fuels Is a Meeting Sponsor

Maximizing Revenue for Biogas is the theme and transportation a major topic as the UK’s Green Power Conferences hosts Biogas USA West October 10-11 at the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel in San Francisco.

Sauk Trail Hills Biomethane This Month

August 6, 2012 in Biomethane, CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Watch for Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) to step up the promotion of product from CERF, its Clean Energy Renewable Fuels unit, when its project with Republic Services at the Sauk Trail Hills landfill in Canton, Mich. starts producing pipeline-quality natural gas, aka biomethane, later this month.

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