During the Airports Going Green 2017 conference, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that event host Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport awarded Clean Energy a renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling contract for the airport’s vehicle fleet.
The contract calls for Clean Energy to provide the airport with its Redeem brand of RNG, a renewable and commercially available vehicle fuel made entirely from 100% organic waste. According to Clean Energy, the use of RNG has the potential to reduce DFW fleet emissions by approximately 70%.
In addition to the fueling agreement, Clean Energy and DFW extended the current operations and maintenance agreement for the airport’s public natural gas fueling stations. The contract stations dispense approximately 2 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) each year.
“We continue to see strong interest in our Redeem RNG product,” says Tyler Henn, vice president and general manager of Clean Energy Renewables. “Businesses and municipalities are learning that by fueling with RNG you not only get a cleaner fuel, but you get a fuel that is domestically produced and more economical.”
Last August, DFW announced it became the first airport in North America to achieve carbon neutral status from the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Program. The airport cited the benefits of its compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fleet, among other sustainability efforts. Clean Energy conducted the design, build, operations and maintenance for the airport’s first CNG fueling station in 2000 and was selected to build and operate the second station in 2011.
Clean Energy notes DFW will now become the first airport outside of California to use Redeem RNG.
“DFW has a strong commitment to sustainability, and we will continue to look for innovative ways to reduce our emissions, while improving the customer experience,” said Robert Horton, DFW’s Vice President of Environmental Affairs. “Using RNG for our fleet of vehicles will help us reduce our carbon footprint and our operating costs. It makes good business sense.”