CNG Fuels’ achievement in offering road transport operators a cost-effective, low carbon alternative to diesel won an award from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership at its Low Carbon Champions Awards last night. CNG Fuels develops, owns and operates Bio-CNG distribution infrastructure including refuelling stations, trailers and vehicles in the UK.
The company is rolling out a UK wide network of reliable and convenient refuelling facilities to service customer’s vehicle fleets and their off-grid energy needs. It’s Bio-CNG is biomethane 100% sourced from food waste, independently verified and approved by the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO).
CNG Fuels’ pioneering work setting up a refuelling station on the high-pressure gas grid to deliver renewable biomethane was recognised as Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year. The judges said: “The company’s activities will significantly help in decarbonising goods vehicles.”
The Low Carbon Awards judges were impressed by: “CNG Fuels’ comprehensive approach to reducing carbon emissions for the gas-powered heavy vehicle market. CNG Fuels uses a two-track approach of utilising the high-pressure gas grid to reduce supply losses, while also decarbonising the physical product by tracking biogas supply through the grid using a certification process.”
Philip Fjeld, CEO of CNG Fuels, said: “Renewable biomethane is the most cost-effective and lowest carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs and a game-changing solution for the low carbon economy. We are attracting growing interest from fleet operators, bus companies and refuse collectors who want to save money, cut carbon and clean up our air, and we are developing a nationwide network of refuelling stations to meet their needs.”
Waitrose, John Lewis, Argos and Brit European are among fleet operators whose long-distance lorries are using CNG Fuels’ renewable biomethane fuel, which is derived from food waste and approved under the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation scheme.
CNG Fuels operates the UK’s first CNG (compressed natural gas) refuelling station to compress gas taken directly from the high-pressure gas system, which it built at Leyland, Lancashire, close to the M6. High pressure connections greatly reduce the amount of energy required to compress gas, which reduces emissions and boosts station capacity.
Biomethane CNG fuel is 35%-40% cheaper than diesel and emits 84% less CO2 on a well-to-wheel basis when dispensed from a station on the high-pressure grid, offering hauliers the opportunity to cut costs and report dramatic reductions in carbon emissions.
CNG Fuels has also helped Waitrose launch Europe’s most advanced fleet of dedicated CNG lorries, with a range of up to 500 miles on a full tank.
The awards were announced at a gala dinner for green transport pioneers held by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership in association with Energy 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham.
Source: CNG Fuels