January 18, 2016
The City of Los Angeles has awarded Applied LNG a contract to supply renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to fuel their fleet of natural gas vehicles. The fuel will be delivered to multiple Los Angeles LNG/LCNG stations where it will be dispensed as RLNG or converted into compressed renewable natural gas.
The renewable LNG is derived from biomethane or biogas naturally generated by the decomposition of organic waste, then processed, purified, liquefied and transported to the City of Los Angeles fueling stations. The expected volume will be over 5.6 million LNG gallons per year reducing greenhouse gasses by 90 percent compared to that of traditional diesel and gasoline.
“The City of Los Angeles has long been a nationally recognized leader in their sustainability efforts,” said Ray Watkins, Vice President of Business Strategy. “We are pleased to be partnering with them by providing renewable natural gas allowing them to exceed their environmental goals and transition to a cleaner fleet.”
The race towards carbon free fuel has been championed by CARB and the EPA’s ‘’renewable fuel standard’’ which have both encouraged an increase in the volume of renewable fuels used in transportation. The credits generated from the use of renewable fuels have driven down the fuel costs, making renewable energy sources often a cheaper alternative to fossil and higher carbon-based fuels.