CNG Fuels, the UK’s leading operator of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling infrastructure and provider of compressed biomethane (Bio-CNG) meeting energy needs for transport and off-grid industrial applications, has joined the UK’s Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGVN). The Network was established to promote natural gas vehicles as a transport solution, accelerate development of the NGV industry and encourage increased use of natural gas and biomethane as low emission transport fuels.
Baden Gowrie-Smith, CFO at CNG Fuels Ltd explains the decision to join: “CNG Fuels has joined the NGV Network to benefit from and contribute to a strong collective voice for the gas transportation industry.”
CNG Fuels develops, owns and operates Bio-CNG distribution infrastructure including refuelling stations, trailers and vehicles and are rolling out a UK wide network of reliable and convenient refuelling facilities to service customer’s vehicle fleets and their off-grid energy needs. The company provides Bio-CNG that is biomethane which is 100% sourced from food waste, independently verified and approved by the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO).
Mike Foster, CEO of NGVN said of the newest member: “CNG Fuels Ltd is the leading operator of CNG refuelling infrastructure and provider of compressed biomethane and so we are delighted to welcome them into membership of NGVN. We look forward to working with CNG Fuels Ltd in championing natural gas as a transport fuel for HGVs. CNG Fuels Ltd has ambitious future aims – to develop a Bio-CNG refuelling network with the capability to service all of the UK’s major trucking routes; to build a network that is so reliable and dispenses CNG at such a low cost, that Bio-CNG is the only sensible choice for fleet operators and to see HGV fleets in the UK catch up with international peers by running predominantly on low-emissions, low-cost biomethane. As a leading trade association we will do all we can to support them”.
Earlier this year, NGVN welcomed gas networks Wales & West Utilities, National Grid Gas Transmission and Northern Gas Networks as new members. Mike Foster said these networks “… are uniquely placed to help us drive natural gas vehicles higher up the political agenda. Over recent months we have seen increased interest in tackling air quality and with our legal commitment to meet the carbon reduction targets, decarbonising transport will become more important.
“Presently, 16% of the total transport sector greenhouse gas emissions come from the UK’s 208,000 HGVs. NGV Network argues if just one percent of light commercial vehicles, heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches switched to natural gas, CO2 emissions would be reduced by 64,000 tonnes per annum and NOx emissions reduced by 13 tonnes. Having these industry influencers on board provides us with the opportunity to fully investigate the role that Gas Distribution Networks can play in developing the infrastructure required for the roll out of natural gas vehicles,” he continued.
CNG Fuels Ltd (www.cngfuels.com) is also a member of NGVA Europe.
(Source: NGV Network)