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Clean Energy awarded multi-year contract

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded Clean Energy a renewable natural gas (RNG) contract to fuel its fleet of transit buses. The deal calls for Clean Energy to provide Metro its RedeemTM brand of RNG, the first renewable and commercially available vehicle fuel made entirely from 100% organic waste.

The fuelling contract begins with a one-year pilot where Clean Energy will provide Redeem to one of Metro’s 11 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, which are currently operated and maintained by Clean Energy. Each station provides fuel for approximately 200 CNG buses. Execution of an additional option will allow Clean Energy to provide Redeem to the entire fleet of 2200 natural gas buses for four more years, for an anticipated 38 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) each year.

Over the five-year period, the transition to RNG will reduce Metro’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 520 000 t over the use of regular natural gas and by almost 900 000 t over the use of diesel. Unrelated to the use of Redeem, Metro will begin retrofitting and replacing their buses with the new Cummins-Westport Low NOX CNG engines that reduce smog-forming NOX and GHG emissions that are 90% lower than the EPA NOX limit.

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