Renewable natural gas to power ‘largest transit fleet in US’

North American renewable fuel company Clean Energy has been contracted to provide RNG to power 800 transit buses in New York

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North American renewable fuel company Clean Energy has been awarded a contract from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NTA) to provide renewable natural gas (RNG) from organic waste to power 800 transit buses.

The multi-year agreement will see an estimated 25 million gallons of Clean Energy’s RNG used to power what is claimed to be the largest transit fleet in the country.

The switch to RNG is forecast to reduce greenhouse gas emissions annually by 25,351 metric tonnes.

That is the equivalent of removing 5,477 gasoline cars from the streets, planting 419,184 trees and recycling 8,623 tonnes of landfill waste.

Andrew J. Littlefair, President and CEO of Clean Energy, said: “We’re pleased to support NTA’s efforts by supplying low carbon RNG, a cleaner fuel option that will help improve air quality and fight climate change in the region.”