Clean Energy Fuels announced the opening of another renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station, estimated to provide about 1.4 million gallons of the clean fuel annually for Amazon and other truck fleets in the greater Chicago area.
“The addition of the Romeoville station to our fueling network represents another step in the pathway for Amazon to realize significant carbon reduction for its transportation fleets,” said Chad Lindholm, senior vice president, Clean Energy in a statement. “Trucks that operate on diesel are incredibly harmful to the air we breathe and contribute to long-term climate change. Renewable natural gas is a viable solution that provides immediate benefits, and as such this station will mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the impact of climate change in the Chicago area.”
Located at 300 Southcreek Parkway, the Romeoville station is part of an agreement between Clean Energy and Amazon for Clean Energy to build 19 stations nationwide. The station is intended to support the retailer in its adoption of RNG, to further its carbon reduction goals.
The station will initially fuel about 100 Amazon trucks and is designed with sufficient fueling capacity to accommodate several hundred more trucks. Amazon heavy-duty trucks have already fueled 86 existing Clean Energy stations around the country and under the agreement announced last year, another 17 new Clean Energy-owned stations are slated to follow Romeoville, with several expected to open early next year.
The multi-million-dollar Romeoville station spans 8.2 acres and includes multiple public access fast-fill dispensers for easy in-and-out fueling of RNG, for heavy-duty trucking fleets operating throughout the busy Chicago area.
“We’re pleased that fleets that operate in Romeoville will now have the option to use RNG fuel,” added Romeoville Mayor John Noak. “It’s a fuel that will improve air quality and have a positive impact on climate change.”
Clean Energy is also investing in the production of renewable natural gas with partners, TotalEnergies and bp, at dairies throughout the Midwest. The RNG produced at these dairies and others around the country will flow into the Romeoville station and Clean Energy’s nationwide fueling infrastructure.