North East biomethane HGV refuelling station opens

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CNG Fuels has opened a new biomethane refuelling station in Newark, Nottinghamshire, which is built to support the decarbonisation of local HGV fleets.

According to the supplier of Bio-CNG fuel, the new station enables low carbon HGV deliveries across busy transport routes between the North East, London and the Midlands. It is capable of refuelling up to 500 vehicles per day, making it one of the biggest stations in the UK, and could result in cutting between 100,000-120,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year, when the station is fully utilised.

CNG Fuels added most of the UK is already within a 300-mile round trip of one of its renewable biomethane refuelling stations and the new site will put Lincoln and Sheffield within its range, as well as serving local and passing fleets using the A1 north and south.

Furthermore, sourced from 100% food waste, renewable biomethane is a cost-effective lowest carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs. It can cut costs by 35-40%, according to CNG Fuels.

Philip Fjeld, CEO of CNG Fuels, said: “Fleets around the country can already make the switch to cleaner and cheaper fuel by adopting biomethane, and our growing network of refuelling stations is making biomethane more accessible than ever before.

“Our new station in Newark will allow fleets in the region to support the local decarbonisation agenda and significantly cut both emissions and costs ahead of the UK’s net zero target.”

The Newark station is the latest in CNG Fuels’ strategic network of refuelling stations. The company already operates six stations across the UK. It plans to open a further 12-14 stations by the end of 2022, including the world’s largest public access refuelling station near Bristol.

CNG Fuels said the network will support the burgeoning sector as the number of trucks running on Bio-CNG increases five-fold within the next five years.

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