UPS signs renewable natural gas agreements

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UPS has entered multi-year agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy who will supply up to 80,000,000-gallon equivalents (GE) of renewable natural gas (RNG).

Kinetrex will supply UPS with up to 52,500,000 GEs of RNG to be used in tractor trailers throughout the Midwest.

The RNG will fuel LNG-powered trucks in Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, St Louis and Toledo.

TruStar will supply up to 27,500,000 GEs of RNG in California, powering CNG trucks in Visalia and Moreno Valley.

Mike Whitlatch, vice president of global energy and procurement, UPS, said, the RNG is part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to 40% by 2025.

“We are using both liquid natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as bridging fuels to increase our use of RNG. This will have a measurable impact as RNG yields up to a 90% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions when compared with conventional diesel. Using RNG is what will ultimately help UPS meet its 2025 sustainability goals,” he said.

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