Facility adds to Clean Energy's North American network of 590 fuelling stations. [Image credit: Clean Energy Fuels]

By Dale Lunan

California-based Clean Energy Fuels said November 21 it had opened a new renewable natural gas (RNG) station in Baltimore targeting the heavy transport truck fleet that operates in the busy east coast trucking corridor.

The new station comes as several major fleets are testing a new fuel-agnostic engine from Cummins, the 15-liter X15, and in particular the natural gas version, the X15N, which can run on natural gas or RNG. Cummins expects to bring the X15N to market in 2024.

“Large fleets fueling with RNG have the ability to realise immediate and significant carbon reduction, especially in the heavy-duty truck sector,” said Chad Lindholm, senior vice president of Clean Energy. “The opening of our station in Maryland and others around the country demonstrates the demand for an affordable, clean fuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is available today.”

The new station sits on almost 20 acres and includes four fast-fill dispensers for easy in-and-out fueling of RNG and private time-fill hoses for up to 156 trucks, which allows for cost-effective fueling and the most advanced technology transmitting real-time data to customers. It is the newest outlet in Clean Energy’s network of 590 refueling stations in North America.