WHITE PLAINS, NY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – OPAL Fuels LLC, a vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of renewable natural gas (RNG) for heavy truck fleets, today announced a contract with Contract Transport Services (CTS) to sell 15 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) RNG. known and are building the station and associated infrastructure at the CTS facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin. TruStar Energy, an OPAL Fuels company, will build and operate the station.
“Right now we have over 150 trucks that run on public fuel. Thanks to the contract with OPAL Fuels to internalize our tank infrastructure, we save time and money with the new RNG fuel and the associated infrastructure and reduce our CO2 emissions considerably, ”said Curt Reitz, President of Contract Transport Services.
CTS began its mission to reduce its carbon footprint in 2013, moving to cleaner fuels with the company’s first CNG-powered truck. Today CTS owns 103 natural gas powered trucks. As a SmartWay subsidiary, the company has partnered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel efficiency. As a result of its sustainability efforts, CTS won the 2019 Forward Fleet Award from Wisconsin Clean Cities and was named Top Green Fleet of 2019 by Heavy Duty Trucking.
“The move by CTS to internalize its refueling infrastructure and refuel its trucks with RNG is a smart move. A move that will reduce their CO2 emissions by 132,000 tons, ”said Adam Comora, Co-Chief Executive Officer of OPAL Fuels.
After years of testing and increasing use, RNG has become a proven, low cost, low carbon fuel available today. RNG is chemically identical to the natural gas Americans use to cook and heat their homes, with one key difference: it’s not a fossil fuel that is pumped out of the ground. Instead, RNG is the natural by-product of landfill and animal waste that is captured and processed before it gets into the atmosphere or needs to be incinerated. Using the existing natural gas infrastructure, RNG can reach most of the United States at no additional cost. Accordingly, fleets using RNG can reduce their total GHG by 99 to 149 percent compared to diesel, and RNG can also cost 40 to 70 percent less per gallon, which is an attractive and significant return on investment in natural gas trucks Annual operation offers savings.
“RNG is the best alternative fuel option on the market,” said Reitz, “we are proud to be able to deliver their products to our customers with OPAL Fuels safely, efficiently and sustainably.”
About OPAL Fuels LLC
OPAL Fuels LLC, a FORTISTAR portfolio company, brings together FORTISTAR Methane Group, FORTISTAR RNG and TruStar Energy to create a vertically integrated renewable fuel platform. OPAL is an emerging leader in the production and distribution of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), a proven low-carbon fuel with a decades-long track record that can rapidly decarbonise the transportation industry. OPAL captures harmful methane emissions at the source and recycles the trapped energy into an economically viable, low-cost alternative to diesel fuel. The OPAL subsidiary TruStar Energy manages the entire petrol station development, construction and service. As a vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of RNG for heavy truck fleets for over 20 years, OPAL has been supplying its customers and production partners with first-class, complete renewable solutions. To learn more about OPAL and how it is leading efforts to decarbonise the North American transportation industry, please visit www.opalfuels.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter at @OPALFuels.
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Green Bay, WI, Contract Transport Services is a leader in providing specialized and regional Midwestern transportation services to many Fortune 500 Midwestern companies. CTS ‘reputation for exceptional service has resulted in double digit growth over the past 13 years and is a strong career partner for over 160 dedicated trucking professionals. CTS guarantees our customers products that are delivered safely, economically and always on time. CTS cares about the environment and prides itself on the fact that 98 percent of our entire fleet runs on compressed natural gas (CNG), which reduces customer costs and is beneficial to the environment. To learn more about CTS, please visit www.ctsgb.com.