Clean Energy Fuels Corporation (Nasdaq: CLNE) plans to supply Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) to intermodal trucking company Overseas Freight as part of an emissions reduction initiative in the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
In preparation for upcoming regulations outlined in the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), Overseas Freight obtained Prop 1B funding for five Kenworth T-680 trucks outfitted with the new Cummins-Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N natural gas engine. The ISX12N is certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce smog-forming NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions by 90% compared with the current engine standard.
“America Lung Association State of the Air Report cited Los Angeles and Long Beach with having the worst air quality in the state,” said Greg Roche, vice president, Clean Energy. “Overseas Freight is taking a positive step forward in reducing air pollution in the region by deploying the cleanest truck technology that can be easily and economically adopted.”
Overseas Freight has contracted for RNG fuel through the Clean Energy Redeem $1 Deal, which guarantees a fixed fuel price of one dollar per gallon for a year. Redeem allows customers to achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 70% versus diesel. Organically sourced from dairy and landfill waste, Redeem is the cleanest commercially available fuel for trucking, with some RNG sources even reducing GHG emissions by more than 100%.
“We’re pleased to be part of an effort to help improve air quality in the LA and Long Beach ports and support CAAP in fostering more sustainable freight movement,” said Joseph Wang, president and CEO, Overseas Freight. “Clean Energy has been a good partner for years, and we are excited to use Redeem at a price far below diesel. South Coast AQMD made this project possible with vital grant funding, and we deeply appreciate their support.”
Clean Energy provides natural gas fuel and RNG fuel for transportation in the United States and Canada, with a network of about 530 stations across North America that we own or operate. The company owns natural gas liquification facilities in California and Texas.
For more information, visit www.CleanEnergyFuels.com.