Birmingham to host one of five new renewable biomethane refuelling stations announced by CNG Fuels

Birmingham to host one of five new renewable biomethane refuelling stations announced by CNG Fuels

25/09/2019

CNG Fuels has announced that five new renewable biomethane refuelling stations will be opened across the UK, including one in Erdington, Birmingham.

CNG Fuels has announced that five new renewable biomethane refuelling stations will be opened across the UK, including one in Erdington, Birmingham. The new refuelling stations will cater for the increasing demand driven by HGV operators switching from diesel to biomethane. 

Construction has commenced at the Erdington site, close to the M6 in Birmingham. The station will be able to refuel more than 600 HGVs a day, and will be built on land belonging to Cadent, operators of Britain’s biggest gas distribution network, at its National Distribution Centre in Gravelly Way Industrial Park. 

Cadent, with whom CNG Fuels have collaborated previously on the Leyland CNG station, are in the process of converting a number of their logistics and distribution fleet vehicles to run on bio-CNG. These vehicles will refuel at the Erdington facility along with other local fleets that will benefit from the publicly accessible bio-CNG station

A new station in Northampton is now open and fully operational, and the other recently announced stations will be location in Warrington, which is expected to be open in October, Larkhall in Scotland, and Knowsley near Liverpool

The new public access Bio-CNG stations will serve major truck routes and cities and will be able to refuel up to 3000 HGVs a day, a near 500% increase on capacity at the company’s existing stations.

All of the fuel supplied by CNG Fuels is renewable and sustainable biomethane approved under the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme. 

The gas is 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.

CNG Fuels plans to add a further eight refuelling stations to the five already announced, which will help to make renewable and sustainable biomethane fuel available throughout the UK, from Scotland to the south-west.

You can see the five newly announced CNG Fuels stations, along with the rest of the UK’s gas and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, on the Business Breathes refuelling map.



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