Clean Energy Signs New Fueling Agreements Across Multiple Sectors
Clean Energy announced multiple fueling agreements in the trucking, transit and refuse sectors. In trucking, Bimbo Bakeries USA, the largest baker in the US, has signed a fueling agreement with Clean Energy for an additional 19 CNG trucks based out of their facility in Montebello, California. The vehicles will fuel at Clean Energy’s public fueling stations located in both Commerce and Whittier California.
Clean Energy has added Frank C. Alegre Trucking to its list of fueling customers by signing a multi-year fueling agreement. Frank C. Alegre Trucking purchased five LNG trucks for their bulk food hauling operations throughout Southern California and will fuel at Clean Energy stations. These trucks are Alegre’s first natural gas vehicles in their fleet.
Texas Gas Transport, an LNG hauler based out of Dallas/Fort Worth, has signed a fueling agreement for Clean Energy for six of its LNG trucks delivering fuel to El Paso, Texas. Texas Gas Transport specializes in providing fueling solutions to locations where the pipeline does not provide gas service, including to the shipping, drilling and power generation industries.
In transit, Orange County Transportation Authority has signed a fueling contract with Clean Energy for 1.5 million GGEs of LNG for its fleet of 73 buses. The company will use Clean Energy’s Redeem brand of RNG, rated up to 70 percent cleaner than diesel. The agency is transitioning their LNG fleet to CNG, and will continue to fuel their fleet at Clean Energy’s Anaheim and Garden Grove locations during the transition which is expected to be complete in 2017.
In refuse, Republic Services opened a private fueling station in Daly City, California in October to support its contract for refuse services with the city. The time-fill station was built by Clean Energy to support 21 CNG refuse vehicles and is estimated to dispense approximately 215,000 GGEs per year.
Universal Waste Systems and Burrtec Waste Services, refuse providers in Los Angeles County, have both signed multi-year fueling agreements with Clean Energy for CNG. Both companies will also use Clean Energy’s Redeem brand of RNG. The contracts call for Universal to use up to 550,000 GGEs per year and Burrtec to use approximately 200,000 GGEs per year.
In addition to these projects, Clean Energy Fuels secured over $400,000 in grant funding for Clean Energy customers Amato Industries, Bimbo Bakeries, and Testa Produce. The funds, provided by the states of Pennsylvania, Illinois and California, allow companies to purchase natural gas vehicles, including the purchase of 18 heavy-duty CNG vehicles by Bimbo.