First-of-its-kind renewable biomethane fuelling station opens in UK

Friday 01 April 2016

CNG Fuels, in partnership with the national grid, has unveiled a new filling station in the UK allowing vehicles to fill up on renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) directly from the high-pressure local transmission system.

The new facility is the first of its kind in the UK, according to CNG Fuels, and boasts a high-pressure connection delivered by national grid.

The station is capable of refuelling more than 500 heavy-duty trucks per day, and it will be accessible around the clock, 365 days a year.

The facility also supplies 100% renewable biomethane (bio-CNG), made from waste at anaerobic digestion plants and delivered to the filling station through the national grid pipeline system.

“Even though the price of diesel and petrol has recently plummeted, the wholesale price of natural gas has also dropped,” said Philip Fjeld, director of CNG Fuels.

“Our customers can still enjoy a pump price of CNG at our Leyland station that is more than 30% cheaper than the equivalent price of 1 litre of diesel.”

This article appeared on www.bioenergy-news.com

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