After 10 years of planning and building, CR&R Environmental Services has opened one of the world’s largest anaerobic digesters in Perris, a town in Riverside County. The $100 million facility turns pre- and post-consumer food waste, landscaping and other green waste, and nonhazardous wood waste into RNG without emitting any pollutants. Currently in stage two of four planned phases, the digester eventually will be able to process 335,000 tons of waste annually and convert it into 4 million gallons of RNG and 260,000 tons of fertilizer. The two digesters now in operation can each process 83,600 tons of organic waste yearly. CR&R will add the second two as it secures additional streams of organic waste.
Midwestern mail carrier Sheehy Mail Contractors has expanded its natural gas fleet and has contracted with Trillium CNG, part of Love’s Family of Companies, to provide the fleet with natural gas. CNG accounts for 92 percent of the fuel that Sheehy Mail Contractors buys.
Clean Energy Fuels has signed several contracts that will expand the use of natural gas across the West. It has extended its CNG fueling contract with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit agency for four years, during which time it expects to dispense 40 million gges. It has signed agreements with the cities of Fresno, California, and Tempe, Arizona, plus the National Park Service Grand Canyon and Kings County Area Public Transit Agency in Hanford, California, that together will amount to close to 6 million gges of CNG per year. And in the heavy-duty trucking market, Clean Energy has signed on new fleets that will consume approximately 400,000 gges of natural gas per year.