NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE)
today announced fueling and station construction agreements with
multiple fleets representative of Clean Energy's growing portfolio of
natural gas fuel customers. New station construction, expanded use of
existing stations as well as customized mobile fueling solutions will be
used to support fleets in the heavy-duty trucking, transit and refuse
Clean Energy to Design and Engineer LNG Station to Fuel Deployment of
Kroger's First 40 Heavy-duty LNG Trucks
Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR),
America's largest grocery retailer, announced plans to replace 40
diesel trucks based in Clackamas, Ore., with cleaner-burning natural
This LNG truck fleet deployment will serve Kroger's Fred Meyer and QFC
grocery chains in Oregon and Washington.
Clean Energy's Facility
Modification team will engineer and implement the necessary
modifications to bring Kroger's four vehicle maintenance bays in
Clackamas, Ore., into code compliance for natural gas vehicles.
"This is the first step in Kroger's effort to transition our fleet to
alternative fuels," said Kevin Dougherty, Kroger's group vice president
and chief supply chain officer. "Converting to LNG trucks will allow us
to reinvest savings into lower prices for our customers while also
benefitting the environment."
UPS Continues Largest Deployment of Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Trucks in
the United States with Additional LNG and CNG Trucks
10 additional LNG
trucks will begin fueling at Clean Energy's Jacksonville, Fla.,
station and are forecasted to consume approximately 246,000 DGEs of
5 additional heavy-duty CNG
trucks will begin fueling at Clean Energy's station in downtown
Los Angeles, Calif. The trucks are forecasted to consume approximately
96,000 DGEs of CNG annually.
Together these 15 heavy-duty natural gas trucks are forecasted to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 647 metric tons, the
equivalent of removing 134 passenger cars from the road annually.
Leading Hispanic Grocery Chain Cardenas Markets Signs Fueling
Agreement with Clean Energy to Fuel CNG Truck Fleet
Cardenas will deploy 15 heavy-duty CNG trucks in its private fleet;
fueling throughout Clean Energy's network in California and Nevada.
Once fully-deployed, this fleet is expected to consume approximately
300,000 DGEs of CNG per year, the equivalent of reducing greenhouse
gases by approximately 695 metric tons.
Cardenas plans to convert its entire fleet of over 50 trucks to CNG in
the coming years.
"Our customers are like family. Using a cleaner fuel like natural gas
improves the air our customers breathe and helps keep costs low. By
partnering with Clean Energy we can continue providing our customers
with the value and quality they have come to expect from Cardenas
Markets," said Raul Chavez, manager of special projects at Cardenas
Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) Awards Clean Energy Contract to
Design Mobile LNG Fueling Station Supported by Multi-year Operations,
Maintenance and LNG Fueling Contract
Clean Energy to provide customized mobile LNG fueling station,
facility maintenance and LNG fuel for ATN's fleet of 35 LNG
buses serving the Anaheim Resort District. The District serves
theme parks, local businesses and the surrounding community.
The fleet is forecasted to consume approximately 490,000 DGEs of LNG
per year. This would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately
847 metric tons, the equivalent of removing approximately 175
passenger cars from the road each year.
As available, the fleet will fuel with Clean Energy's Redeem
renewable natural gas product. Redeem is the cleanest fuel
commercially available. Up to 90 percent cleaner than gasoline and
is 100 percent renewable and available throughout California.
ATN will continue to fuel its fleet of approximately 15 CNG
buses at Clean Energy's public stations in Southern California.
"ATN is pleased to expand collaboration with Clean Energy as we share
the same objective to provide transportation with environmentally
friendly fuels," said Diana Kotler, Executive Director, Anaheim
Refuse Clean Energy Builds Fourth CNG Station for Garden City
Sanitation as it Converts Entire Fleet to CNG
City Sanitation (GCS) San José, Calif., is converting its fleet of
nearly 50 automated garbage collection vehicles to run on CNG.
Currently 23 CNG
refuse trucks are in service and the entire fleet is expected to
be converted by mid-2015.
Since earning its initial six-year collection contract with the City
of San José in 2007, GCS has been awarded an eight-year extension.
Operating natural gas vehicles has helped GCS comply with increasing
emissions standards and the City of San José's Green
Vision and Green
Clean Energy is constructing its fourth time-fill CNG station for
Garden City Sanitation and its partners Alameda County Industries,
Mission Trail Waste Systems and Livermore Sanitation, Inc.
Once fully-deployed, the fleet is forecasted to consume approximately
366,600 DGEs of CNG annually. This would reduce greenhouse gas
emissions by nearly 580 metric tons annually, the equivalent of
removing approximately 175 passenger cars.
Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline or
diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas
fuel not only reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces
greenhouse gas emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in
medium to heavy-duty vehicles. In addition, nearly all natural gas
consumed in North America is produced domestically.
The Road Ahead
An insider's look at what this means for the Alternative Fuel
Industry from Clean Energy's President and CEO, Andrew
It is apparent why natural gas is center-stage at this year's
Alternative Clean Transportation Expo—it is proving to be the
alternative fuel of choice by many of the nation's leading fleets. The
first of Kroger's LNG fleet deployment announced yesterday joins the
growing chorus of fleets making the natural gas switch with Clean
Energy. From UPS and Garden City Sanitation's continued nat gas rollout
to ATN's mobile LNG fueling, we're excited to work with our customers on
CNG, LNG and Redeem RNG fueling solutions that meet their needs.
About Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the largest provider of
natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. We build and
operate compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG)
fueling stations; manufacture CNG and LNG equipment and technologies for
ourselves and other companies; develop renewable natural gas (RNG)
production facilities; and deliver more CNG, LNG and Redeem RNG fuel
than any other company in the U.S. For more information, visit www.cleanenergyfuels.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks, uncertainties and
assumptions, including without limitation, statements about the number
of trucks expected to be deployed and the amount of natural gas fuel
expected to be consumed by each of Kroger, UPS, Cardenas, ATN and Garden
City Sanitation, respectively, and the benefits of natural gas and
Redeem relative to gasoline and diesel. Actual results and the timing of
events could differ materially from those anticipated in these
forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including
without limitation, the price of natural gas relative to gasoline and
diesel, and the cost and operating experience associated with natural
gas trucks. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of
the date of this press release and, unless otherwise required by law,
the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such
forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or
circumstances. Additionally, the reports and other documents the Company
files with the SEC (available at www.sec.gov)
contain risk factors, which may cause actual results to differ
materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this news
Clean Energy Media Contact:
Patric Rayburn, 949-437-1411
Energy Investor Contact:
Tony Kritzer, 949-437-1403
Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
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