Clean Energy’s Compression Division Sells 16 Compressors Madrid Transit Agency
Clean Energy Fuels says that its compression unit has signed an agreement with Seranco, S.A. for 16 Clean Energy Clean CNG 2.0 300HP compressors at three Empresa Municipal de Madrid (EMT) fueling facilities throughout the city.
Currently, EMT operates approximately 2,000 buses, which includes 500 that are fueled with CNG. Last month, EMT and the City Council of Madrid approved the purchase of an additional 200 CNG buses in 2017, to go along with the purchase of 400 made in 2016. The transit agency has a goal of making their entire fleet ‘clean’ by 2019. EMT announced it would continue to purchase CNG buses because they reduce pollutant emissions by 70 percent in relation to diesel – and complies with the strictest European emission regulations.
In December, the city of Madrid joined Paris, Athens and Mexico City in laying out plans to ban diesel from their cities by the year 2025. Madrid already plans to ban cars from 500 acres of its city center by 2020.
“We are proud to perform this project, this will be the first step to improve the air quality of Madrid City in the next years,” said Santiago Garrido, CEO of Gas & Go. “We hope many other cities will join this process increasing their commitment with the environment.”