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September 27, 2019

Fortistar Celebrates 20 Years of Supplying Clean, Sustainable and Reliable Power to the City of San Diego and U.S. Marine Corps

Fortistar is honoring both Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and Colonel Charles B. Dockery at the USMC Miramar Air Show with their “Sustainable Performer” award

Fortistar and TruStar Energy, two of the nation’s leaders in renewable natural gas (RNG) production and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel supply, know that a landfill is more than just a landfill—it is an opportunity to provide a valuable environmental service, is a revenue-generating resource and can power thousands of homes, businesses and vehicles. That is the case at the Miramar Landfill where, for more than 20 years, Fortistar has supplied clean, sustainable and reliable electricity to the City of San Diego and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Fortistar and its affiliate, TruStar Energy, will be celebrating this milestone as a corporate sponsor at the MCAS Miramar Air Show on Sept. 27, 2019.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), landfills are the third largest source of human-related methane gas emissions in the U.S. These methane gas emissions from landfills represent an opportunity to capture and generate a significant energy resource.

By transforming waste into community value, Fortistar has supported the evolving needs of San Diego and the U.S. Marine Corp. Approximately 2,669,760,000 scf of captured methane gas has been used for local electricity generation each year—the equivalent of powering 113,304 homes.

Fortistar will present both Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and Colonel Charles B. Dockery, Commanding Officer of MCAS Miramar, with Fortistar Sustainable Performer awards in a short ceremony to recognize their continued efforts to both decarbonize and sustainably power both the City and the Air Station.

“We’re fortunate to have partners like Fortistar to provide clean, sustainable and reliable power to the City of San Diego for the past 20 years,” said Mayor Faulconer. “We stand together in the belief that we must leave behind a cleaner and greener world than the one we inherited.”

“In October of 1959, the City of San Diego entered into a lease agreement for the purpose of constructing and operating a landfill south of what is now MCAS Miramar,” said Colonel Dockery. “Who could have dreamed that 60 years later, through our partnership with Fortistar and the City of San Diego, energy produced from landfill methane gas is contributing to Miramar’s resiliency and our ability to meet our national defense mission. We look forward to discovering more opportunities as our partnership continues to grow.”

“With more than 20 more years of useful life, we are excited to continue our discussion with the City and the U.S. Marine Corps to help them meet their sustainability and resiliency goals, making the best use out of the landfill gas collected at the Miramar landfill,” said Mark Comora, president of Fortistar and chairman of TruStar Energy. “Putting our experience, know-how and cutting-edge thinking and broad capabilities to work, Fortistar is committed to further increasing the landfill’s energy output and value for all parties, further reducing the carbon released into the atmosphere and bolstering energy security by decreasing our dependence on coal and petroleum.

“Landfill and digesters offer a tremendous opportunity to produce Renewable Natural Gas and decarbonize California’s transportation fuel supply—RNG is cleaner from the tailpipe, and fleets make money doing it,” said Adam Comora, CEO of TruStar Energy. “We look forward to working with fleets in California and around the country to displace diesel as a transportation fuel – both reducing carbon emissions and saving money along the way.”

For more information about the Fortistar’s Miramar landfill gas to energy facilities, visit To learn more about Fortistar and TruStar Energy’s strategy to produce, distribute and supply RNG as a transportation fuel across the United States, please visit and

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About Fortistar

Founded in 1993, Fortistar is a privately-owned investment firm that provides capital to build, grow and manage companies that address complex sustainability challenges. Fortistar utilizes its capital, flexibility and operating expertise to grow high-performing assets, first in independent power projects and now into other areas that support decarbonization. As a team, Fortistar has led financings raising over $3.5 billion in capital for companies and projects in the energy, transportation and industrial sectors. For more information about Fortistar or its portfolio companies, please visit:  and follow the company on LinkedIn.

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About Trustar Energy

TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is one of the nation’s leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations. With decades of experience, the company’s professionals are experts at providing CNG fueling solutions that are ready on time, on budget and that are profitable for their owners. With a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we’re always there when you need us.

TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class, options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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