Gasrec will launch a new ‘open-access’ bio-LNG filling station in the UK on 1 June 2014.
The bio-LNG filling station, which will be located in the South West of the country, will initially supply approximately 30 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) run by a number of existing Gasrec customers.
The bio-LNG filling station will help HGV fleet operators cut fuel and pollution costs and will assist the UK government to meet its long-term carbon reduction targets and improve air quality.
Ben Sawford, Gasrec’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are very pleased to have the support of a number of our existing customers as we open the West Country’s first bio-LNG filling station.
“Many transport fleet operators recognise the need to make substantial cuts in their emissions. While HGVs only represent 1% of UK road vehicles, they produce a disproportionate 20% of carbon emissions from UK road transport and a significantly higher proportion of the more dangerous particulate matter and other noxious elements.
“As news of this West Country facility grows, I am confident many other retail and distribution businesses will see the benefit its location brings in terms of extending the reach of gas powered HGVs accessing the region and through into Devon and Cornwall.”
Gasrec is working with retail and distribution customers to develop a network of bio-LNG filling stations across the UK. Last year, the company secured European funding through the TEN-T programme to develop, by the end of 2015, five ‘open-access’ stations in the UK – and two mobile stations in continental Europe.
The Bridgewater site will be a state-of-the-art pumped LNG filling station, supplying the company’s proprietary low emission bio-LNG fuel. The LNG filling station will have the capacity to supply up to 80 vehicles per day although it will ultimately be expanded to replicate Gasrec’s Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, which is now capable of fuelling up to 700 gas vehicles per day.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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