Clean Energy to roll out biomethane fuel

By Staff | November 19, 2013

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced it will commercially distribute its signature biomethane fuel, Redeem, at 35 fueling stations in California. The California Air Resources Board has estimated biogas could yield a 90 percent reduction in carbon emissions, when compared to gasoline or diesel. 

Andrew Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy Fuels, said the company’s goal is to produce and distribute 15 million gallons of Redeem in the first year, assisting California in meeting its climate change goals and proving the fuel is a viable alternative fuel source. 

Harrison Clay, president of the company’s renewable fuels division, said Clean Energy Fuels will focus on California as its initial market, before rolling out its biogas in other states. “I don’t know if we have a state that’s the next big target,” said Clay. “We’ll go where the demand for natural gas fuel is the highest. I know we opened our LNG truck stop stations in Texas, so that might be a good market for us.”

The biomethane is produced from extracting methane gas from Clean Energy’s landfills and other waste streams, cleaned and processed by a production facility and deposited into the interstate natural gas pipeline. It is available as compressed or liquefied natural gas forms.