Renewable energy company Clean Energy Fuels has opened a new renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station in Romeoville, Illinois that will supply up to 1.4 million gallons of low-carbon fuel per year for the truck fleets of Amazon and others.
“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. “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.”
The Romeoville station includes fast-fill dispensers for easy in-and-out fueling, as well as time-fill posts for up to 152 trucks and 153 parking places for drivers’ personal vehicles. In the initial phase, it will fuel over 100 Amazon trucks. However, it is designed to be able to handle several hundred more trucks.
The station is expected to help cut carbon emissions by 15,219 metric tons, the equivalent of reducing 6,112 tons of landfill waste, removing 3,308 passenger cars from the road, or growing 253,643 trees for 10 years.
The Romeoville station is part of a deal signed between the two companies to open 19 stations across the U.S. to support the retailer’s adoption of RNG, which is made from organic waste. Another 17 new stations are slated to follow Romeoville, with many expected to open early in 2023. Amazon already fuels its fleet of heavy-duty trucks from more than 86 Clean Energy stations around the country.
Clean Energy is also making investments in producing renewable natural gas with partners bp and TotalEnergies at dairies across the Midwest. The RNG produced at these dairies and others will be supplied to the Romeoville station and Clean Energy’s nationwide fueling infrastructure.