Santa Monica Bus Fleet Chooses Renewable Natural Gas

Via NGV Global News.

The City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB), a municipal bus operator in the Westside region of Los Angeles, has become one of the USA’s first municipal transit authorities to convert its fleet to biomethane, which fuel supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp (Clean Energy) refers to as renewable natural gas (RNG), rated 90% cleaner than diesel. Earlier this year, BBB modified its original agreement with Clean Energy to transition the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for its fleet to renewable LNG (Redeem™), which is non-fracked methane harvested from organic waste in landfills.

With the announcement, BBB unveiled a new Bus ad campaign called “Bigger, Bluer, Skies” to emphasize the lower emissions and sustainability of this type of fuel. The process of harvesting and processing Redeem™ provides a product that has fewer impurities than conventional natural gas and is a cleaner burning fuel source.