March 19, 2020. Demand for renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG), the low-carbon and low-cost alternative to diesel for heavy duty vehicles (HGV), has soared 800% since 2017, CNG Fuels announces today, after adding two new refueling stations to its network with the support of Ingenious in the United Kingdom.
The new stations in Warrington – Europe’s biggest – and Northampton are capable of refueling over 1,000 HGVs a day, more than doubling the 600-a-day capacity of its existing stations at Leyland, Lancashire and Crewe, Cheshire. The company is also planning to open an additional six to eight stations over the next 12 months as it expands its strategic network of HGV refueling stations in line with burgeoning demand.
The station in Warrington is located at Omega South on the M62, catering to several major haulers based in the area. It can refuel up to 800 HGVs daily and serve 12 vehicles simultaneously.
The Northampton station is situated at the Red Lion Truckstop off the M1 and can refuel more than 350 HGVs a day. The site is also part of the UK’s first large-scale study of how renewable and sustainable biomethane can help slash road transport emissions, supported by the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) in partnership with Innovate UK.