The City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB) has become one of the US’s first municipal transit authorities to convert its fleet to renewable natural gas (RNG).
Earlier this year, BBB modified its original agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to transition the supply of LNG for its fleet to Clean Energy’s Redeem™ renewable LNG (Redeem™), which is non-fracked methane harvested from organic waste in landfills.
BBB has been fuelling its LNG and CNG fleet of motor coaches with fuel supplied by Clean Energy since 2012.
“City Council has voiced its support for non-fracked, sustainable sources of fuel, and Redeem™ delivers a fuel made entirely of waste; a more sustainable product at an equal cost. This makes BBB’s partnership with Clean Energy to use the Redeem™ fuel a win-win solution,” said BBB’s Transit Director, Ed King.
Peter Grace, Clean Energy’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Finance, said: “Big Blue Bus is a leader in sustainability and our ability to partner with it and provide a completely recyclable natural gas fueling option helps reduce emissions locally and shows other cities the power in using Redeem™ renewable fuel.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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