Working alongside key suppliers, the country’s largest brewer is transitioning more than 180 trucks in its Houston and St. Louis fleets to renewable natural gas to help reduce its carbon footprint.
ST. LOUIS, MO – As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable logistics and reducing carbon emissions, Anheuser-Busch announced today that it is transitioning more than 180 trucks – representing approximately 30% of its dedicated fleet – to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).
In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks in Houston and St. Louis to fleets powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines. As the next step to achieve its 2025 sustainability goal of reducing carbon emissions across its value chain by 25% by 2025, the brewer will be expanding this fleet and investing in technology to transition to cleaner-burning renewable natural gas.
“We are incredibly fortunate to work hand-in-hand with our suppliers to identify new solutions, like RNG, to improve the sustainability of our fleet and reduce carbon emissions across our entire value chain,” said Ingrid De Ryck, Vice President of Procurement and Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch. “Innovation in the transportation sector is a massive opportunity for companies like ours and we continuously strive to lead the industry by transporting every beer in the most sustainable way possible.”
The two fleets are expected to travel more than 8.5 million miles each year. By transitioning the trucks within these fleets to Renewable Natural Gas provided by American Natural Gas and U.S. Gain, the brewer expects to reduce its emissions by more than 70% compared to conventional diesel – the equivalent of taking more than 66 thousand passenger cars off the road or planting more than 8 million new trees.
“Our team is very grateful for the relationship that we have with Anheuser- Busch. We are happy to play a key role in decarbonizing their logistics operation at several of their production facilities,” said Drew West, CEO and Founder of American Natural Gas. “ANG is dedicated to helping fleet operators reach their sustainability goals now and in the future. We put the future within reach for our customers like Anheuser-Busch who set the sustainability bar high and drive the alternative fueling industry forward.”
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Anheuser-Busch since 2015, supplying clean natural gas and fueling infrastructure in support of their alternative fuel journey. Now, we’re excited to bring them renewable natural gas, further boosting emission reductions as part of their overall decarbonization strategy”, said Ross Finlan, Business Development Manager with U.S. Gain. “Renewable natural gas is an affordable, clean and widely available alternative fuel. And – because its produced from waste, renewable natural gas reduces reliance on fossil fuels. As a vertically integrated sustainable energy solutions provider, U.S. Gain continues to expand its portfolio of 20+ renewable natural gas development projects, offering fleets like Anheuser-Busch some of the cleanest fuel at the best value.”
As part of the transition, Anheuser-Busch has placed an order from Agility Fuel Solutions – a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles – to expand its existing CNG fleet by equipping over 180 new class-8 trucks with Agility’s ProCab® 175 CNG Fuel Systems, the latest in clean energy technology.
“RNG or biomethane is a pipeline quality gas fully interchangeable with CNG and is one of the cleanest burning fuels available. We are pleased to see that our systems continue to enable Anheuser-Busch to opt for lower emission solutions in their fleet,” says Seung Baik, President of Agility Fuel Solutions. “The performance, durability, and price stability of CNG-powered trucks make it a great value for distribution fleets like Anheuser-Busch.”
Implementing sustainable technology in its fleet has been a key focus for Anheuser-Busch since the launch of its sustainability goals in 2018. Through partnerships with cutting-edge manufacturers as well as digital freight providers, the brewer plans to convert its entire long-haul dedicated fleet to renewable energy-powered trucks by 2025 and harness data and analytics to reduce empty miles within its routes.
To learn more about Anheuser-Busch’s 2025 sustainability goals and commitment to sustainable logistics, click here.
For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 100 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT AGILITY FUEL SOLUTIONS
Agility® Fuel Solutions, a business of Hexagon Composites, is a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Agility and its affiliates’ product offerings include natural gas, hydrogen, and battery electric energy storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders, propane and natural gas fuel systems, and propane dispensers. Agility offers solutions for a variety of vehicle types, including Class 8 trucks, refuse trucks, transit buses, school buses, concrete mixers, and medium duty delivery trucks. Agility has been manufacturing and servicing safe and reliable clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicle fleets and OEMs for more than 20 years, logging billions of miles on the road per year. Learn more at http://www.agilityfs.com and follow @agilityfuelsolutions on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
ABOUT AMERICAN NATURAL GAS
American Natural Gas (ANG) delivers turnkey fueling solutions to fleets of all shapes and sizes. ANG is a premier distributor of alternative motor fuels in the US. ANG designs, builds, owns, operates, and maintains a growing network of alternative energy stations across the county. ANG’s mission is to make renewable natural gas and other alternative energy options readily available for commercial and public use nationwide. ANG’s team of industry, legal, construction, engineering, and entrepreneurial experts is committed to driving the alternative fuel industry forward. With more than 20 years of industry experience, ANG will provide the best solution possible to meet and exceed their customer’s sustainability goals. To learn more, visit www.americannaturalgas.com
ABOUT U.S. GAIN
U.S. Gain is a leader in development and distribution of alternative fuel and renewable thermal energy. Over the past 10 years we’ve diversified throughout the renewable natural gas supply chain, becoming vertically integrated to provide the cleanest fuel and energy at the best value. We’re developing renewable natural gas at farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants to reduce emissions for sustainably driven organizations. Further, we continue to build out a platform of alternative fuel solutions that enable the polyfuel future fleets demand. Backed by the strength and size of U.S. Venture, Inc., a leading provider of transportation products and insight driving the world forward, we are committed to finding a better way to succeed, by offering unrivaled expertise, tenacity and character in all we do. Learn more at www.usgain.com.
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