The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced this week that it will begin receiving a new form of renewable Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) at its two existing CNG stations.
The renewable natural gas vehicle fuel, called Redeem, is distributed by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. The product is made from waste streams such as landfills, large dairies and sewage plants.
“The San Francisco International Airport has been an industry leader through its 100% Clean Vehicle Policy,” said Airport Director John L. Martin. “There are currently over 600 buses, vans, taxis, and autos which run on Compressed Natural Gas at SFO, and the use of Clean Energy's Redeem, a cleaner fuel that is renewable, supports our goal to achieve zero-emissions in ground transportation.”
SFO announced its Green Vehicle Policy in 2000, which outlined a goal to achieve 100 percent clean air vehicles in Airport and Airport-permitted fleets in sectors where manufacturers have offered competitive alternative fuel vehicles and products.
By 2012, BART, Airtrain, and on-Airport shuttle buses met the 100 percent goal, along with hotel courtesy shuttles, off-Airport parking shuttles, and San Francisco city taxis. On June 1, a total of 239 shared-ride vans licensed to operate at SFO reached 100 percent CNG compliance.