May 4, 2023. Gas Networks Ireland and Circle K have taken another step forward in reducing emissions from Ireland’s transport industry – one of the most difficult industries to decarbonize.
Bio-CNG is carbon neutral biomethane gas which is compressed to fit into a vehicle’s tank and is available for heavy goods vehicles (HGV) at Circle K’s forecourts in Ballysimon Road, Limerick; Cashel, Clonshaugh and Dublin Port.
Ireland’s commercial transport fleet makes up just 3% of vehicles on the road nationwide yet is responsible for approximately a fifth of transport’s carbon emissions. HGVs operating on 100% Bio-CNG can achieve zero carbon emissions.
Gas Networks Ireland’s Head of Business Development, Karen Doyle, said there has been significant growth in demand from businesses looking to source fuel alternatives in order to develop sustainable supply chains
“While electricity is a proven alternate fuel for cars, electric solutions are not a viable option for use in heavy goods commercial vehicles, however CNG and Bio-CNG are, and are being used by fleet operators throughout Europe . We are very excited to work with Circle K in offering the option of this carbon neutral fuel to fleet operators in Ireland,” she explained.
Doyle added that “in the six months that Bio-CNG has been available at the four Circle K outlets, almost 1,900 tonnes of carbon emissions have been saved, equating to over 1.9 million carbon neutral kilometres. Cleaner carbon neutral renewable gas will help Ireland reduce its reliance on imported fossil fuels and help to decarbonise Irish businesses, transport and supply chains.”