FutureTech: What Comes Next After Diesel Fuel?

Posted by Fernando Correa ● Sep 5, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Many trucking companies are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint. The United States uses around 128 million gallons of diesel daily in the transportation sector, so finding an alternative fuel is a top priority.

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is emerging as one of the leading options to help the environment without causing any disruptions to the trucking industry.

How Does RNG Help the Environment?

RNG is created from organic materials that are found in landfills, food waste, livestock manure, sewage treatment, and other areas. All of these wastes naturally decompose into methane that can be captured and converted into natural gas fuel. Using RNG for vehicle fueling offers a wide range of benefits, such as reducing the need for high-carbon diesel fuel, and it also helps to improve the quality of air.


Additional Benefits of RNG for Trucks

RNG doesn't only improve the air, but it can also result in significant fuel savings. Using this alternative fuel is a great way to combat the rising cost of diesel to help improve the bottom line.

Another reason to consider RNG is that the prices are much less volatile than diesel, making it much easier to budget. RNG is much less costly than other emerging technologies, and the infrastructure is easier to set up.


More Companies Continue to Switch to RNG

Investing in RNG trucks allows companies to achieve net zero carbon emissions immediately without having to wait years in the future. This technology has been used and perfected over the last 14 years.

RNG trucks are being manufactured by Kenworth, Freightliners, Mack, Peterbilt, and Volvo. Many well-known companies use RNG trucks, such as Amazon, Estes, TTSI, and UPS. The infrastructure for RNG fueling also continues to expand, with more than 560 fueling locations across the country.


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