CNG Fuels Open World’s Largest Biomethane Refuelling Station
CNG Fuels is to open one of the world’s largest publicly accessible biomethane refuelling stations for HGVs by the end of the year, to allow fleet operators to run their vehicles on low-carbon fuel, support net-zero ambitions and save money.
reports that construction has begun on Avonmouth Station, near the M4/M5 junction in Bristol, which will serve one of the busiest freight routes in the UK. It will be capable of refuelling 80 HGVs an hour and joins six existing biomethane refuelling stations across the UK.
CNG Fuels is aiming to open a further 14 stations by the end of 2022 in response to growing demand from household brands. Major brands that will use the station in Avonmouth to significantly reduce transport emissions include Warburtons, Farm Foods, Hermes and regional water utility company, Wessex Water.
One hundred per cent of the fuel supplied by CNG is renewable and sustainable biomethane, which has been approved by the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme.
Renewable biomethane is the lowest carbon, most cost-effective alternative to diesel for HGVs – it is 35 to 40 per cent cheaper and cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 85 to 90 per cent.
HGVs account for 4.2 per cent of UK carbon emissions and decarbonising the logistics sector needs to be a priority so the UK can reach its net-zero emissions targets by 2050. There is a high demand for the fuel from fleet operators, which is growing years, and CNG forecasts that by 2025, 10 per cent of the UK’s HGVs will be running on Bio-CNG.
Philip Fjeld, Chief Executive Officer of CNG Fuels, said: “Avonmouth is a key site for CNG Fuels’ expansion across the UK. The site will allow companies to use low-carbon fuel for regular routes between London, the Midlands, South Wales, Cornwall and Devon.
“Such a strategically crucial location requires our biggest refuelling station yet. This station will enable even more fleet operators and hauliers to reduce their carbon emissions and save money.”
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