Clean Energy Becomes First Ever Commercial Distributor of Transportation Fuel Made from Waste

  Clean Energy Becomes First Ever Commercial Distributor of Transportation
  Fuel Made from Waste

 -- Thousands of natural gas vehicles throughout California are now using the
           new fuel that is up to 90% cleaner and 100% renewable --

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- October 3, 2013

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE), North America’s largest provider of
natural gas for transportation, announced today that it will be the first
company to commercially distribute a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel,
called Redeem, made from waste streams such as landfills, large dairies and
sewage plants directly to fleets around the country and at the 35 public Clean
Energy stations throughout California. Thousands of cars, taxis, shuttles and
industrial fleets in California are now using Clean Energy’s Redeem, which is
up to 90% cleaner than diesel and 100% renewable.

“It’s a landmark day for Clean Energy as the first company to make this
revolutionary and renewable transportation fuel made from waste available to
our customers,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy.
“Our goal is to produce and distribute 15 million gallons of Redeem in our
first year which can make significant progress towards achieving California’s
climate change goals and show that this is a viable, cleaner and abundant
alternative fuel source for our future.”

Clean Energy is staking a leadership position in the renewable fuels market
through its significant investment in a natural gas fueling infrastructure,
including 400 fueling stations throughout the nation, and in the development
of multiple biomethane production facilities that are expected to produce

“California’s leadership in addressing the threat of climate change and its
commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions makes it the ideal state to
launch Clean Energy’s Redeem fuel,” said Harrison Clay, president of Clean
Energy subsidiary Clean Energy Renewable Fuels. “Redeem is the lowest carbon
footprint fuel commercially available and the only affordable renewable fuel
for heavy duty trucks. We believe this creates an environmental and economic
incentive for companies inside and outside California who are looking to make
a major reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions from their fleet operations
while still saving on their fuel bill. Redeem makes that possible.”

According to California Air Resource Board estimates, Redeem sourced from
landfill gas can enable up to a 90% reduction in carbon emissions when
displacing diesel or gasoline in CNG. A fleet that consumes 1,000,000 gallons
of gasoline per year can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by
approximately 9,700 metric tons by switching to Redeem, which is the
equivalent of taking 1,940 passenger cars off the road per year.

“Clean Energy’s new Redeem product will help cut greenhouse gas emissions on
our roads while providing customers a lower-priced fuel when compared to
gasoline or diesel. I applaud Clean Energy’s vision to provide a fuel that is
both good for the consumer and the air we breathe,” said California Air
Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols.

Redeem by Clean Energy is a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel, often referred
to as biomethane. It is derived from biogenic methane or biogas, which is
methane that is naturally generated by the decomposition of organic waste.
Clean Energy captures and extracts methane gas from its landfills and other
waste streams. The methane gas is then processed, purified and sent into the
interstate natural gas pipeline and made available exclusively to Clean Energy
customers. Today, Clean Energy is producing Redeem at biomethane production
facilities in Dallas, Texas; Canton, Mich.; and is constructing a third
facility in Millington, Tenn., with plans to develop other production
facilities across the country. Clean Energy also sources biomethane from third
parties to market and distribute as Redeem vehicle fuel. For graphics and
additional information, visit

About Clean Energy

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the largest provider of natural gas
fuel for transportation in North America. We build and operate compressed
natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations;
manufacture CNG and LNG equipment and technologies for ourselves and other
companies; convert taxis, vans, pick-up trucks and shuttle buses to natural
gas; and develop renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities. For more
information, visit

Forward-Looking Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions,
including statements about Clean Energy’s plans to produce and distribute
Redeem and develop biomethane production facilities, Clean Energy’s ability to
profitably sell Redeem well below the price of diesel or gasoline, the
benefits of Redeem and expectations about the future adoption of Redeem as a
vehicle fuel. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially
from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of
several factors, including, but not limited to, permitting and other delays in
developing biomethane production facilities, difficulties producing biomethane
at Clean Energy’s production facilities, challenges acquiring biomethane from
third parties, problems delivering biomethane to customers and Clean Energy’s
ability to sell at favorable prices credits it may generate under federal or
state laws, rules or regulations in connection with selling biomethane as a
vehicle fuel. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the
date of this press release and, unless otherwise required by law, the Company
undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to
reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Additionally, the reports and
other documents the Company files with the SEC (available at
contain risk factors, which may cause actual results to differ materially from
the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

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Clean Energy Fuels Media Contact:
Patric Rayburn
Public Relations Manager
Clean Energy Investor Contact:
Tony Kritzer
Director, Investor Relations
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