UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas in US history | GBRI

UPS delivery truck

Logistics giant UPS recently signed a deal with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for the largest ever purchase of renewable gas energy in the United States history. The company will be purchasing 170 million gallon equivalents of Clean Energy’s “Redeem” RNG through 2026 to operate its delivery trucks.

The purchase is part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to be about 40% of total ground fuel purchased by 2025, and to reduce its absolute GHG emissions of its ground fleet by 12%.

“The world has a trash problem. And the world has an emissions problem,” said UPS’s director of fleet procurement Mike Casteel. To tackle that, the company says its vehicles fueling at 18 company-owned and operated RNG stations across 12 states will realize the equivalent of recycling 374,000 tons of waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

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