The California Renewable Transportation Alliance (CRTA), in partnership with the Natural Gas Vehicles for America, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, and the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership announced that California fleets fueled with bio-CNG achieved carbon-negativity in their transportation operations last calendar year for the third straight year.
This means that investments in trucks fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG) – which is made from organic material derived from agricultural, wastewater, landfill and food waste – are helping California decarbonize its transportation sector today by displacing diesel-powered trucks and reducing harmful greenhouse gases.
Consider the facts:
“There are many technology options for reducing greenhouse gases in commerical trucking,” said Nicole Rice, President of the California Renewable Transportation Alliance. “The problem is that some of them are still years in the making. RNG has once again been proven to be an effective tool for combating climate change effects. We should utilize it today to immediately achieve greater emission reductions in the medium- and heavy-duty transportation sector. Not only is this good for the planet, but also for the people of California.”
Aggressive goals to decarbonized transportation over the next decade will only be achieved by prioritizing the transition of heavy-polluting, high mileage commercial fleets to cost-effective, carbon-negative solutions like RNG fueled trucks. These trucks are commercially available now, accruing and compounding significant clean air and carbon reductions today.
And, unlike other emerging technologies, RNG-fueled trucks and buses have access to an established California public fueling infrastructure and a mature network of servicers and suppliers. RNG trucks are affordable and scalable, meeting range and operations requirements for any commercial medium- and heavy-duty application.