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.
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