Clean Energy’s Redeem Sales More than Double in 2015
Clean Energy announced that sales of Redeem, its renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicle fuel offering, more than doubled in 2015 to 50 million GGEs from 20 million GGEs in 2014. Redeem sales have expanded from Clean Energy public-access stations in California, to become the contracted fuel choice of customers like UPS, Republic Services, the City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus, the University of California San Diego and others. Sales of Redeem also have recently expanded into Oregon and Texas. Clean Energy launched Redeem in 2013 and has rapidly increased sales as more fleets want to realize a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as compared to diesel fuel.
UPS, already the largest user of Redeem, currently fuels close to 400 vehicles in California, and will now take delivery for portions of its delivery vehicle fleet in Texas. “UPS is committed to expanding our use of alternative fuels, including renewable natural gas, to minimize our impact to the environment,” UPS senior VP for global engineering and sustainability Mark Wallace said in a release. “Renewable natural gas turns naturally occurring methane into an alternative fuel that replaces diesel and its carbon emissions.”
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) became the first university transit fleet to fuel with 100 percent RNG, fueling its fleet of 52 vehicles, including 19 transit buses with Redeem. The fleet fuels at the UCSD campus station and is expected to consume approximately 240,000 GGEs of Redeem annually.
Redeem is a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel and is derived from biogenic methane, or biogas, which is methane that is naturally generated by the decomposition of organic waste. The methane gas is processed, purified and sent into the interstate natural gas pipeline and made available exclusively to Clean Energy customers.