Chevron USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American energy company Chevron Corporation is investing an additional US$20 million in the Adopt-a-Port initiative with California-based renewable natural gas (RNG) provider Clean Energy Fuels, making a total investment of US$28 million in the initiative. The Adopt-a-Port provides truck operators – large fleets and owner-operators – serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleaner, carbon-negative RNG to reduce emissions.
In addition to the funding, Chevron supplies RNG to Clean Energy stations near the ports. Chevron’s funding will allow truck operators to subsidise the cost of buying new or converting to RNG-powered trucks. Clean Energy, meanwhile, will manage the program, including offering fuelling services for qualified truck operators.
Participating truck operators and their import and export customers are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard programme while also reducing smog-forming NOx emissions by up to 98% compared to diesel trucks.