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Clean Energy Fuels to build a hydrogen station for Foothill Transit’s buses

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Clean Energy Fuels (CEF), the U.S.’s largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, announced this Thursday it won a competitive solicitation to design and build a liquid hydrogen station for Foothill Transit. Foothill is an environmentally-friendly bus service in Southern California that averages 14 million rides a year.

Firstly, Foothill Transit has been a decades-long partner of Clean Energy Fuels. In fact, Clean Energy and is currently operating over 300 of their buses with renewable natural gas (RNG) at two stations. Those two stations were also built by CEF.

As a result, Clean Energy received the highest technical and overall score for the project. Foothill, on the other hand, received up to five proposals for the development of the project. The contract has a value of around $13 million. Going forward, the station will be located in Pomona, California, and will grow both companies’ capabilities regarding hydrogen.

On the other hand, the hydrogen will come from organic waste in 33,3%, as CEF will leverage its leadership in RNG production. Such capabilities will lower the carbon footprint of the fuel delivered to Foothill’s buses.

Furthermore, for the station’s construction, Clean Energy Fuels will partner with Fiedler Group, which will provide engineering design support as a subcontractor. Messer Group will also provide hydrogen equipment, liquid hydrogen fuel, and station design under the contract.

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Clean Energy Fuels to deliver a top-notch hydrogen solution

In addition, Clean Energy’s construction contractor for the project is Nicosia Contracting International. Nicosia has worked with Clean Energy Fuels for nearly two decades. Consequently, the project is expected to be a top-notch solution for the transportation sector in California.

In such regard, Doran Barnes, CEO of Foothill Transit noted. “Our new hydrogen fuel cell fleet is the next step in our evolution towards a zero-emissions future. Our long-time partner has been providing low carbon RNG for our buses for years, and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we expand into hydrogen fuel cell technology and fuel.”

Moreover, Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of CEF, said. “Transit agencies like Foothill have been on the forefront of alternative fuels for decades. It’s in their DNA to serve their communities with clean transportation.”

Finally, he remarked. “Being awarded our first hydrogen station and supply contract for Foothill Transit is very important to Clean Energy because it demonstrates our ability to move to different alternative fuels as our customers expand to other technologies.”

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