April 16, 2021. The Porterville company, which is the largest agricultural transport company in the United States, plans to use renewable natural gas (RNG). Young’s will use a process with those it serves in the Central Valley’s agricultural sector to turn waste into a byproduct that’s designed to be RNG.
“It is the most sustainable commercially available transportation fuel and provides additional and significant greenhouse gas reductions over traditional diesel,” Young’s stated.
Young’s is converting its trucks to compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to use RNG. Young’s converted 20 percent of its trucks to CNG in June, 2020 and plans to convert an additional 20 percent of its trucks each year to reach its goal of 75 percent reduction by 2024.
Young’s stated this will lead to the reduction of 70 million pounds of carbon. Young’s has the goal to convert its entire fleet to CNG vehicles by 2025.
Young’s stated each gallon equivalent of RNG used in place of a 2019 model diesel engine results in an 84 percent reduction in carbon. Additionally, RNG reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 47 percent over electric vehicles that use typical electric grid power, Young’s stated.
“By working to convert the fleet, Young’s will continue to be an industry leader in sustainability,” the company stated.
Young’s Commercial Transfer hauls tomatoes, potatoes, citrus, and carrots and cattle feed. “Young’s is proud to be making a difference with its latest green initiative and will remain committed to achieving 75 percent carbon reduction by 2024,” the company stated.
Young’s is partnering with TruStar Energy to capture RNG from Central Valley dairies.