CNG opens Europe’s largest renewable biomethane refuelling station

CNG opens Europe’s largest renewable biomethane refuelling station, one of two new facilities offering a low-carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs.

CNG opens Europe’s largest renewable biomethane refuelling station

CNG opens Europe’s largest renewable biomethane refuelling station, one of two new facilities offering a low-carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs.

With demand for renewable biomethane up by over 800% since 2017, CNG Fuels’ new stations allow for the refuelling of over 1,000 HGVs a day as big-name hauliers switch to cut carbon emissions, pollution, and fuel costs.

The new stations in Warrington – Europe’s largest – and Northampton more than double the 600-a-day capacity of its existing stations at Leyland, Lancashire and Crewe, Cheshire. The company is also planning to open an additional six to eight stations over the next 12 months as it expands its strategic network of HGV refuelling stations in line with growing demand.

CNG Fuels says it expects to have helped haulers save 90,000 tonnes of CO2 by the end of 2020, supplying renewable and sustainable Bio-CNG, with major brands such as John Lewis Partnership, Hermes, and Home Bargains committing to switching from diesel.

100% of the fuel supplied by CNG Fuels is renewable and sustainable biomethane, currently sourced from waste feedstocks, such as food waste, and is the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to diesel for HGVs – it cuts vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 85% and is 35%-40% cheaper than diesel.

The company is now securing supplies of biomethane from manure to create a fuel that will be net zero emissions on a well-to-wheel basis. It expects to begin offering carbon neutral biomethane across all sites from next year at the same price as the renewable biomethane fuel it currently supplies.

HGVs account for 4.2% of UK carbon emissions, so decarbonising the sector is essential to meet the UK’s goal of achieving net zero by 2050.

Philip Fjeld, CEO of CNG Fuels, said: “”We’re at a tipping point. Fleet operators are waking up to the urgency and scale of decarbonisation necessary for net-zero emissions by 2050 and we’re seeing demand for our fuel increase rapidly as a result. Our customers ordered hundreds of new biomethane fuelled trucks in 2019 and that trend is only set to accelerate over the next decade.”


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