UPS to start experiment with renewable biogas

UPS has one of the largest fleets of trucks in the US. While they already have 5,500 alternative fuel vehicles on the road, UPS is to experiment with renewable biogas in 400 vehicles.

Their latest initiative will have them power a fleet of 400 trucks with renewable natural gas (RNG). The renewable natural gas comes from renewable sources, such as decomposing organic waste in landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and agricultural sources. This gas is not from fossil sources, so when burned it doesn’t add net CO2 to the atmosphere.

UPS fueling stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles will have this RNG and will provide it to both tractors and delivery vehicles beginning this month. The three stations will provide approximately 1.5 million gallon equivalents annually of RNG.

If all goes to plan, it looks like UPS could expand its use of RNG to the rest of its natural gas fleet, which has 2,500 vehicles.

Via UPS, Image via UPS