The Groveport station is first of 19 under agreement with Amazon. It spans 6.7 acres and includes multiple fast-fill RNG dispensers. It also boasts time-fill posts for up to 52 trucks.
The 700,000 gallons of RNG will reduce carbon emissions by 6,848 metric tons, which is the equivalent of removing 1,489 passenger cars from the road annually, according to a Clean Energy news release.
Amazon could use the Groveport station’s entire 700,000 gallons a year of RNG if it deploys all of the heavy-duty natural gas trucks that it plans on, Clean Energy President and CEO Andrew J. Littlefair told FreightWaves.
“We are hopeful that other fleets that operate in the central Ohio area will see the many benefits of RNG and will eventually use the station,” Littlefair said. “We are already in discussions with a number of fleets.”
The Groveport station spans 6.7 acres and includes multiple fast-fill RNG dispensers. It also boasts time-fill posts for up to 52 trucks.
What is RNG? Is it expensive?
The biogas that companies use to make RNG is typically collected from sources of organic matter, such as landfills, dairy and livestock farms, organic waste management operations or food production facilities.
Littlefair said the cost of the RNG varies depending on the contract and location, but RNG runs about $1 to $1.50 less than diesel per gallon. Renewable natural gas is generally less vulnerable to volatile prices, depending on the global political environment, when compared to diesel.
While fueling a vehicle with RNG saves truckers money, it requires that they first have a rig that can run on it.