California’s Bio-CNG-Fueled Fleets Are Leading the Charge in Carbon-Negative Transportation

For the fourth consecutive year, fleets powered by bio-CNG have achieved a remarkable carbon-negative footprint, showcasing how this renewable fuel solution is supporting California’s clean transportation transition. Bio-CNG’s impressive carbon intensity score of -126.42 gCO2e/MJ not only surpasses other clean fuel options but also contributes significantly to the state’s emission reduction goals.

This annual report, released by the Transport Project (TTP) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) – in partnership with the California Renewable Transportation Alliance(CRTA) – highlights the attributes that mark the success of bio-CNG in reducing carbon emissions and advancing clean transportation in California:

  • Carbon-Negative Achievement: Highlights the significant milestone of California’s bio-CNG fleets achieving a carbon-negative footprint.
  • RNG Dominance: Emphasizes the dominance of renewable natural gas (RNG) in California’s on-road natural gas vehicle usage in 2023.
  • Environmental Impact: Focuses on the environmental benefits and emission reductions achieved by using bio-CNG.
  • Commercial Viability: Underlines the cost-effectiveness and operational feasibility of RNG-fueled commercial fleets.
  • Infrastructure and Support: Points out the established fueling infrastructure and support network for RNG vehicles in California.
  • Decarbonization Goals: Connects the use of bio-CNG with broader goals to decarbonize transportation.

“Bio-CNG is today’s renewable fuel solution that can drive us closer to our decarbonization goals,” said Nicole Rice, President of CRTA. “And, I thank every RNG-fueled fleet operator for doing their part to invest in California’s carbon-free future.”

California’s ambitious decarbonization goals hinge on transitioning heavy-polluting commercial fleets to sustainable solutions. RNG-fueled trucks, available now, offer a cost-effective pathway to immediate clean air and carbon reductions.

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