By Andrew Littlefair on

Clean Energy’s Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) is “reducing the environmental impact of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) 700 buses and saving the City money,” according to Craig Cirpiano, president, MTA Bus Company.

Renewable natural gas “is a win-win for the MTA and the environment,” he stated in a video address at Energy Vision’s 14th Annual Energy Leadership Awards Celebration.

Cirpiano also noted that switching MTA buses to fueling with RNG is reducing harmful greenhouse gas by 40,000 tons per year, the equivalent of taking 5,000 cars of the road.

Clean Energy, the leading provider of natural gas and renewable natural gas in North America, was recently contracted by the MTA to provide its Redeem, a fuel derived from organic waste, to power the MTA’s 700 natural gas transit buses.

The multi-year agreement for an estimated 25 million gallons of Redeem is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions annually by 25,351 metric tons—the equivalent of removing 5,477 gasoline cars from the road, planting 419,184 trees, and recycling 8,623 tons of landfill waste—by switching to RNG from fossil natural gas.

Redeem is the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel, derived from capturing biogenic methane that is produced from the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants. 

Watch the video here: