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BOC opens new LNG refuelling station for Asda

LNG Industry,

BOC, the UK’s largest supplier of CNG and LNG, has announced the start-up of a new dual-fuel LNG refuelling station at Asda Logistic Services’ (ALS) chill distribution centre in Avonmouth, near Bristol.

The station incorporates the latest ‘zero loss’ refuelling technology, developed by BOC. This uses cryogenic cooling to ‘temperature-condition’ the fuel just before dispensing.

Reduce emissions

The refuelling station will support Asda’s fleet of 50 dual fuel Volvo trucks at the site and is the latest development in Asda’s transport sustainability strategy, which includes a target to reduce emissions from its transport fleet by 60% between 2005 and 2015.

The new depot at Avonmouth features a range of carbon and energy efficiency initiatives, including rainwater harvesting, combined heat and power, occupier lighting and reducing its CO2 emissions.

Alternative fuels

Corinne Murphy, National Fleet Manager for Asda Logistics Services commented: “The transition from diesel to BOC’s dual fuel technology has been extremely smooth. Alternative fuels are an important part of Asda’s green agenda and working with BOC and Volvo will help us deliver our 10% absolute carbon footprint reduction by 2015.”

Mark Lowe, LNG Business Manager, BOC, added: “BOC is proud to be working with Asda as a partner on this important, environmentally friendly alternative to diesel. By working closely with Asda and Volvo, BOC has been able to deliver a consistently high quality refuelling service and our partnership demonstrates BOC’s long-term commitment to play an active part in the transition to low-carbon transport.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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