UPS Expands Agreement for Renewable LNG in Texas
UPS announced it has expanded its agreement with Clean Energy to use up to 500,000 GGEs of renewable LNG (RLNG) annually in Texas. UPS stations in Houston and Mesquite will dispense the RLNG to a fleet of about 140 UPS tractors. The deal builds on UPS’s current agreement with Clean Energy to provide approximately 1.5 million GGEs of renewable CNG (RCNG) annually in California where UPS operates nearly 400 CNG vehicles.
“Renewable natural gas is helping us to meet growing customer demand while reducing our environmental impact,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president, global engineering and sustainability. “By the end of 2017 we will have driven one billion miles with our alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.”
Redeem by Clean Energy is a renewable natural gas program that sources RNG. It can be used as CNG or LNG and is derived from numerous renewable sources, including decomposing organic waste in landfills, wastewater treatment and agriculture.
The deal is part of an initiative announced last year by UPS to significantly expand its use of RNG natural gas in UPS’s alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. In 2014, 5.4 percent of total gas and diesel purchased was displaced by using natural gas and other alternative fuels.