The world’s largest public biomethane refuelling station will be operational by the end of the year, says CNG Fuels.

The site, near Bristol, will support trucks delivering to Wales and the South West of England.

Therefore, it will enable more fleets to run vehicles on low-carbon fuel and support net zero plans.

In addition, the announcement will also provide money-saving opportunities for hauliers.

The station is in Avonmouth – near the M4/M5 junction – and serves one of the country’s busiest freight routes.

As a result, the world’s largest public biomethane site will be able to refuel 80 HGVs an hour, using 14 fuel dispensers.

There are currently six other such refuelling stations in and around the UK.

This network allows trucks to travel on low-carbon fuel from Inverness all the way to Cornwall.

Furthermore, CNG Fuels says an additional 14 stations will be up and running by the end of 2022.

Operators who have already indicated their support include Farm Foods, Hermes and Wessex Water.

Meanwhile, support has also come from Warburtons and its national transport manager, Steven Gray. 

“Switching our HGV fleet from diesel to biomethane will be critical for reaching our transport decarbonisation goals,” he said. 

“CNG Fuels’ new low-carbon refuelling station in Avonmouth is perfectly situated for our distribution centres in the region.” 

Gray added the Avonmouth site will ‘extend the range of low-carbon deliveries we can make across the country’.

Philip Fjeld, CNG Fuels’ CEO said the station was a key site for the company’s expansion plans. 

“The site allows companies to use low-carbon fuel for routes between London, the Midlands, South Wales, Cornwall and Devon. 

“Such a strategically crucial location requires our biggest refuelling station yet,” he added. 

“This station will enable even more fleet operators and hauliers to reduce their carbon emissions and save money.”

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