The City of Torrance, Calif., has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a new six-year compressed natural gas (CNG) contract to fuel its fleet of vehicles.
Clean Energy says the deal, which calls for 550,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs), will enable the city to use Clean Energy’s Redeem brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), rated up to 70% cleaner than diesel and considered the cleanest transportation fuel available.
As reported, the city made the decision to convert its fleet of buses to RNG as part of its commitment to meeting goals set in its Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan.
Bordered by some of the highest congested transportation corridors, including the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the City of Torrance is committed to reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from its neighborhoods. The Torrance Transit System recently announced that it had become a 100% 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. 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,” says Kim Turner, director of transit for the City of Torrance. “Our conversion to a 100 percent alternative fuel fleet would not have been possible without the partnership we have developed with Clean Energy.”
Clean Energy completed the construction of the city’s CNG station in January 2015 in order to support the transit department, which consumes over 500,000 GGEs per year. According to Clean Energy, the use of CNG has allowed the city to experience nearly $1 in savings for every gallon of fuel.