In a new contract with solid waste operator Republic Services, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will provide liquefied natural gas fuel to Republic Waste Services of Southern California, Consolidated Disposal and Solano Garbage through April 2015.
These truck fleets service residents and businesses in 55 California cities and communities, and it's expected they'll need over 3.5 million gallons of LNG per year.

"This is Clean Energy's first large-scale LNG fuel delivery and station monitoring agreement with Republic that encompasses multiple sites," said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO, Clean Energy. "Solid waste companies throughout America are adopting natural gas fuel for both environmental and economic reasons, and we congratulate Republic for its demonstrated leadership in this movement."

"Republic operates and maintains one of the largest private fleets in the country," said Jim O'Connor, chairman and CEO of Republic. "Dedicating 20 percent of our 2010 new truck orders to NGVs definitely makes a statement about our commitment to protecting the environment."

According to Clean Energy, natural gas-powered trash trucks reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23 percent compared to conventional diesel-powered models.

Clean Energy's LNG production plant in Boron, Calif., can churn out up to 160,000 gallons per day of LNG. The plant is designed to expand production to 240,000 gallons per day as demand increases.