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Cemex US signs renewable natural gas agreement with Clean Energy to power Southern California fleet

June 4, 2024
Approximately 300,000 gallons of RNG will be provided by Clean Energy's public station network in Southern California to fuel the fleet.

Cemex and Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of clean fuel for the transportation market, have entered into a new fueling agreement for the latter to provide renewable natural gas to power 39 of Cemex US's ready-mix and cement bulk trucks in Southern California.  

Approximately 300,000 gallons of RNG will be used annually by the fleet at Clean Energy's Southern California public station network. RNG is a negative carbon-intensity transportation fuel that lowers greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 300% versus diesel.

Alongside the new fueling deal, Clean Energy will commission a private fueling station for Cemex’s growing RNG fleet. Located in Rialto, California, the new station will include time-fill dispensers and a dedicated fast-fill dispenser for easy refueling. The construction project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, and Cemex trucks will begin fueling on-site soon after. Clean Energy will be supplying RNG to the new private station as well as operating and maintaining the site upon completion.

“This expanded RNG truck fleet will help to decarbonize [Cemex's] overall operations as well as mitigate emissions associated with idling trucks on site," said Chad Lindholm, senior VP of Clean Energy. "Cemex’s RNG fuel agreement with Clean Energy is a significant move forward in reducing their carbon footprint.”

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Transitioning part of its fleet to RNG is part of Cemex’s Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management, with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.

The company is projected to reduce fleet emissions by roughly 8,822 metric tons of CO2e per year, which is equal to taking 1,981 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles off the road for one year or planting 137,648 trees.

"As leaders in the building materials industry, we recognize the pivotal role we play in building a more sustainable future. Embracing renewable fuels isn't just an option; it's an imperative,” said Francisco Rivera, Cemex U.S. regional president, west region. “What Cemex provides is essential to building communities throughout California and the country. By utilizing Clean Energy’s renewable energy resources, we accelerate our aggressive sustainability goals, inspire innovation, foster resilience, and build a legacy of responsible stewardship for generations to come."

Clean Energy currently has a network of more than 600 fueling stations around North America and is expanding that number with stations built for commercial fleets.

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