Natural gas provider Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has announced plans to commercially distribute a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel, called Redeem, made from waste streams such as landfills, large dairies and sewage plants. The fuel will be available at 35 public Clean Energy stations throughout California.
“Our goal is to produce and distribute 15 million gallons of Redeem in our first year which can make significant progress towards achieving California’s climate change goals and prove that this is a viable, cleaner and abundant alternative fuel source for our future,” stated Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy.
Redeem is a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel, often referred to as biomethane. It is derived from biogenic methane or biogas, which is methane that is naturally generated by the decomposition of organic waste. Clean Energy captures and extracts methane gas from its landfills and other waste streams. The methane gas is then processed, purified, and sent into the interstate natural gas pipeline and made available exclusively to Clean Energy customers. Today, Clean Energy is producing Redeem at biomethane production facilities in Dallas, Texas, and Canton, Mich., and is constructing a third facility in Millington, Tenn., with plans to develop other production facilities across the country.
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