Clean Energy breaks ground on RNG project in JV with TotalEnergies

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Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, the US leader in producing renewable natural gas and clean fuels, announced this Thursday it has broken grounds on its first RNG project coming out of a joint venture with TotalEnergies.

Firstly, the RNG project locates in a digester plant at Del Rio Dairy in Friona, Texas. The project will produce ultra-clean transportation fuel, which will be negative carbon-intensive. Also, all of the RNG produced at Del Rio Dairy will make its way into Clean Energy’s nationwide network of RNG stations.

Moreover, when completed, the project will capture the waste from more than 7,500 milking cows; and generate an anticipated 1.1 million gallons of RNG annually. The output will help Clean Energy Fuel’s customers achieve their sustainability goals; the fuel dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions from transportation operations.

Furthermore, Clean Energy has a target to provide RNG at all its US stations and for the carbon intensity of the fuel to be zero by 2025. About the matter, Andrew J. Littlefair, CEO, Clean Energy, said. “With a growing focus on capturing methane highlighted by the recent discussions at COP26, the Del Rio Dairy RNG project is significant on many levels.”

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Clean Energy Fuels to produce the cleanest fuel in the world

He also remarked. “It brings together concerned parties ranging from a family-owned dairy to one of the world’s leading and most sustainably-minded energy companies TotalEnergies, to manage greenhouse gas emissions and tackle global warming.”

In addition, the executive commented that when the RNG from the project goes into the tank of a large vehicle, it will replace a much dirtier fuel. Therefore, “demonstrating the unique qualities of RNG as the cleanest fuel in the world.”

On the other hand, members of the landowners; and executives from TotalEnergies and Montrose Environmental Group (MEG) attended the groundbreaking ceremony. MEG is a leading provider of environmental solutions that will provide startup and commissioning services for the project.

Finally, Other partner companies include Black Bear Environmental Asset Advisors, a research and consulting firm; and Atmos Energy a distributor of natural gas.

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