Clean Energy Providing RNG to Power 39 Cemex Ready-Mix and Cement Bulk Trucks in Southern California

June 3, 2024
Additionally, Clean Energy will commission a private fueling station in Rialto, California, exclusively for Cemex’s growing RNG fleet

Cemex, a global building materials company, and Clean Energy Fuels, a provider of clean fuels for the transportation market, have announced a fueling agreement to provide renewable natural gas (RNG) to power 39 of Cemex US’s ready-mix and cement bulk trucks in Southern California. 

Approximately 300,000 gallons of RNG are expected to be provided annually at Clean Energy’s public station network in Southern California. RNG is a negative carbon-intensity transportation fuel that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 300% compared to diesel.

Additionally, Clean Energy will commission a private fueling station in Rialto, California, exclusively for Cemex’s growing RNG fleet. The new station will include time-fill dispensers and a dedicated fast-fill dispenser for easy and cost-effective refueling. 

"As leaders in the building materials industry, we recognize the pivotal role we play in building a more sustainable future. Embracing renewable fuels isn't just an option; it's an imperative,” said Francisco Rivera, Cemex US Regional President. "By utilizing Clean Energy’s renewable energy resources, we accelerate our aggressive sustainability goals, inspire innovation, foster resilience, and build a legacy of responsible stewardship for generations to come."

The project is expected to be constructed by the end of 2024, and Cemex trucks will start immediate fueling on-site upon completion. Clean Energy will supply RNG to the new private station while also operating and maintaining the site. 

The announcement is part of Cemex’s Future in Action program which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with an objective to become a net-zero CO2 company by 2050. 

"This expanded RNG truck fleet will help to decarbonize their overall operations as well as mitigate emissions associated with idling trucks on site. Cemex’s RNG fuel agreement with Clean Energy is a significant move forward in reducing their carbon footprint,” said Chad Lindholm, SVP at Clean Energy.

The company is projected to reduce fleet emissions by roughly 8,822 metric tons of CO2e per year, equivalent to removing 1,981 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles from the road for one year or planting 137,648 trees.

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