CNG Fuels will open two renewable biomethane refuelling stations in 2019, with three more set to follow in future. Once built, the stations will see 3,000 HGVs able to be refuelled a day and mark a 500% increase on capacity at the company’s existing stations.
The supplier’s stations in Lancashire and Cheshire can, at present, refuel over 600 vehicles daily. New stations in Warrington and Birmingham will open in the autumn, capable of refuelling 800 and 600 HGVs a day respectively. The site in Warrington, at Omega South on the M62, is expected to be the largest public access gas refuelling station in Europe and will be able to serve 12 vehicles simultaneously.
CNG Fuels is using 100% renewable and sustainable biofuel that has been approved under the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation scheme. It will cut vehicle greenhouse gas emissions by 85%.
Philip Fjeld, CEO of CNG Fuels, said: “The spotlight on climate change continues to grow in intensity and the UK haulage sector has for many years been a laggard when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable and sustainable biomethane allows companies to achieve deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, cut pollution and save money.”