Anheuser-Busch says it will soon be deploying over 180 new trucks equipped with Agility Fuel Solutions‘ ProCab 175 natural gas systems, running the vehicles primarily on renewable natural gas.
The fleet will obtain its RNG from U.S. Gain and American Natural Gas.
In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks in Houston and St. Louis to CNG. As the next step to achieve its 2025 sustainability goal of reducing carbon emissions across their value chain by 25% by 2025, the brewer will be expanding this fleet and investing in technology to transition to cleaner-burning renewable natural gas.
“Innovation in the transportation sector is a massive opportunity for companies like ours, and we continuously strive to lead the industry by transporting every beer in the most sustainable way possible,” says Ingrid De Ryck, vice president of procurement and sustainability at Anheuser-Busch.
“The quality, efficiency, and durability of Agility’s CNG fuel systems enable us to improve the sustainability of our fleet and reduce carbon emissions across our entire value chain,” De Ryck adds.
The fleets are expected to travel more than 8.5 million miles each year. By transitioning the trucks within these fleets to renewable natural gas, the brewer expects to reduce its emissions by more than 70% compared to conventional diesel.
Delivery of the ProCab 175 CNG systems is scheduled from mid-Q3 to mid-Q4.