Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the opening of a new renewable natural gas station in Baltimore. The new facility is strategically located near the Pulaski Industrial Area and provides heavy-duty truck fleets access to a low carbon, sustainable fuel in the busy east coast trucking corridor.
The opening comes at a time when biomethane is gaining momentum in the heavy-duty vehicle space with the introduction of the Cummins X15N natural gas engine in 2024. The new 15-liter engine is currently being tested by a handful of the largest and most demanding fleets in the country, such as Walmart, Werner, Knight Swift, and UPS. The early reaction to the X15N has been very positive at a time when the heavy-duty truck market continues to struggle to find affordable and reliable alternatives to decarbonize their fleets.
“Large fleets fueling with renewable natural gas have the ability to realize immediate and significant carbon reduction, especially in the heavy-duty truck sector,” said Chad Lindholm, senior vice president of Clean Energy. “The opening of our station in Maryland and others around the country demonstrates the demand for an affordable, clean fuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is available today.”
The new station sits on almost 20 acres and includes four fast-fill dispensers for easy in-and-out fueling of biomethane; private time-fill hoses for up to 156 trucks, which allows for cost-effective fueling and the most advanced technology transmitting real-time data to customers; and 156 additional parking places for drivers’ personal vehicles. The multi-million-dollar investment in the Baltimore area will put it on the map as a hub for clean, sustainable fueling.
Clean Energy currently has a network of 590 fueling stations around North America and is steadily expanding that number with stations purposely built and strategically located for heavy-duty truck fleets.
Source: Clean Energy