Naperville, IL—KeHE Distributors has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to add low-carbon emission trucks fueled with renewable natural gas (RNG) to their California fleet in 2020, a press release says. By swapping five diesel trucks with natural gas trucks, KeHE expects an annual carbon reduction of 674 metric tons—the equivalent of planting 11,120 trees and recycling 235 metric tons of landfill waste.
Clean Energy’s Redeem RNG is a low-carbon alternative fuel produced from organic waste, the release says. It has been proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70% versus diesel. Clean Energy’s Zero Now is an ultra-clean fuel and engine combination to help achieve zero emissions in the trucking industry.
Each of the five Kenworth compressed natural gas tractor trucks will travel approximately 90,000 miles per year, using about 15,000 gallons of renewable natural gas per truck annually.
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“As a certified B Corporation and stewards of the environment, KeHE firmly believes in using our business as a force for good,” said Chris Sieburg, EVP Operations, KeHE, in the release. “Clean Energy’s Zero Now has enabled us to make progress towards our new carbon reduction goals. By adding trucks fueled with clean fuel to our fleet, we’re able to sustainably deliver products in a way that aligns with our company’s values. To make the kind of impact we’re striving for, progress will be evolutionary. These are great first steps.”
“Switching to trucks fueled with RNG supports KeHE’s commitment to sustainable and responsible living because they create a clear pathway to the carbon-free distribution of natural and organic foods,” added Chad Lindholm, Vice President, Clean Energy. “KeHE is a prime example of a fleet taking action that immediately decreases the environmental impact of their operations.”