Southern California’s Big Blue Bus to Fuel with RNG from Clean Energy
Big Blue Bus (BBB) of Santa Monica, California, has become one of the country’s first municipal transit authorities to convert its fleet to renewable natural gas (RNG), rated 90 percent cleaner than diesel and is considered the cleanest transportation fuel available. Earlier this year, BBB modified its original agreement with Clean Energy to transition the supply of LNG for its fleet to Clean Energy’s Redeem renewable LNG, which is harvested from organic waste in landfills.
With the announcement, BBB unveiled a new Bus ad campaign called “Bigger, Bluer, Skies” to emphasize the lower emissions and sustainability of this type of fuel. Big Blue Bus has been fueling its LNG and CNG fleet of buses with fuel supplied by Clean Energy since 2012.
“City Council has voiced its support for non-fracked, sustainable sources of fuel, and Redeem delivers a fuel made entirely of waste; a more sustainable product at an equal cost,” said BBB’s Transit Director, Ed King. “This makes BBB’s partnership with Clean Energy to use the Redeem fuel a win-win solution.”