SoCalGas is expanding its partnership with Landi Renzo USA to convert 200 new Ford F-250 service pickup trucks to run on renewable natural gas (RNG) – a renewable form of energy produced from various waste streams from dairy farms, wastewater treatment plants, landfills, and other resources. The latest Landi Renzo Eco Ready™ equipment is a California Air Resource Board-certified ultra-low emissions vehicle system, expected to reduce over 2,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) per year after the completion of this project. That’s the same as removing 1,800 passenger vehicles from our Southern California roads for one year.
Our fleet conversion project plays a large role in our recent commitment towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our operations and delivery of energy by 2045. With the addition of these 200 new net-zero emissions service trucks, nearly 40 percent of SoCalGas’ fleet will be operating on clean fuels.
“This project is one of the many decarbonizing initiatives we’re implementing here at SoCalGas as we continue to move towards a net-zero future,” said Sandra Hrna, vice president of supply chain and operations support at SoCalGas. “In order to achieve our sustainability goals, we work to build strong relationships with innovative partners to help us continue delivering technologies to further decarbonize the transportation sector.”
RNG is an important part of California’s clean energy future and can significantly help reduce GHG emissions. Capturing RNG from various waste streams and converting it into RNG keeps GHG emissions with high global warming potential from entering the atmosphere and reduces the use of fossil fuels overall.
“SoCalGas and Landi Renzo USA have been longstanding partners and we’re thrilled to collaborate and expand our partnership to produce a clean fleet of vehicles for SoCalGas and expand our partnership for the future of clean transportation,” said Andrea Landi, president of Landi Renzo USA. “We are thankful for this opportunity, it supports our local community and partners while also promoting the importance of clean transportation and technologies to help us support a sustainable future.”
“By committing to their sustainability goals with real action, SoCalGas and Landi Renzo USA are providing a model for businesses to make the switch to cleaner fuels,” said South Coast AQMD’s Executive Officer Wayne Nastri. “These efforts will go a long way in helping South Coast AQMD achieve its clean air goals.”
This fleet conversion project is expected to be complete by the end of this year and takes us one step closer to a cleaner energy future.