August 12, 2020. As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable logistics and reducing carbon emissions, Anheuser-Busch 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 RNG 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.
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.
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