California City Signs Multi-Year Contract with Clean Energy for Redeem RNG
The City of Torrance in Southern California has awarded Clean Energy a new multiyear CNG contract to fuel its fleet of vehicles. The six-year deal, which calls for 550,000 GGEs, will enable the city to use Clean Energy’s Redeem brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), rated up to 70 percent cleaner than diesel and considered the cleanest transportation fuel available. The city made the decision to convert its fleet of buses to RNG as part of its commitment to meeting goals set in their Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan.
Torrance, which is bordered by some of the highest congested transportation corridors including the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is committed to ensuring it does its part in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Torrance Transit System recently announced that it had become a 100 percent Alternative Fuel Bus Fleet.
“The City of Torrance strongly believes we owe it to our community to operate in the most environmentally-responsible manner possible,” said Kim Turner, Director of Transit for the City of Torrance. “By fueling our fleet with Redeem, we are able to decrease the amount of GHG emissions that are emitted into the air that everyone breathes, and ensures we help provide a healthy community for our citizens to call home.”
Clean Energy completed the construction of the city’s CNG station in January of 2015 to support the transit department, which consumes over 500,000 GGEs per year. The use of CNG has allowed the city to save nearly $1 for every gallon of fuel.
Clean Energy’s Redeem is a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel, often referred to as biomethane, that 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.