CNG Fuels HGV refuelling station in Newark, Nottinghamshire

CNG Fuels has opened a new low-carbon HGV refuelling station in Newark, Nottinghamshire, enabling local fleet operators to run their vehicles on 100% renewable biomethane.

The new station is the first to serve the North East region and is capable of refuelling up to 500 vehicles per day, making it one of the biggest stations in the UK.

CNG Fuels says it will cut between 100,000-120,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year, when the station is fully utilised.

Most of the UK is already within a 300-mile round trip of a CNG Fuels renewable biomethane refuelling station and the new site will put Lincoln and Sheffield within its range and serve local and passing fleets using the A1 north and south.

Philip Fjeld, CEO of CNG Fuels, said: “Fleets around the country can already make the switch to cleaner and cheaper fuel by adopting biomethane, and our growing network of refuelling stations is making biomethane more accessible than ever before. Our new station in Newark will allow fleets in the region to support the local decarbonisation agenda and significantly cut both emissions and costs ahead of the UK’s net zero target.”

Yorkshire-based logistics company, Campeys of Selby, is one of the organisations in the region planning to make use of the refuelling station. The company is taking delivery of 11 CNG trucks as part of its move towards low carbon transport.

Harry Campey, transport manager of Campeys of Selby, said: “Switching from diesel to biomethane was a no-brainer for us – we’re dramatically reducing the environmental impact of our fleet and saving thousands of pounds in fuel costs in the process. CNG-Fuels’ station in Newark opens the door for even greater adoption in the region, as we continue to work towards hitting our local and national net zero targets.”

The Newark station is the latest in CNG Fuels’ strategic network of refuelling stations that covers the length and breadth of the country. The company already operates six stations across the UK and plans to open a further 12-14 stations by the end of 2022. The network will support the burgeoning sector as the number of trucks running on Bio-CNG increases five-fold within the next five years.

CNG Fuels’ strategic network of refuelling stations is also ideally placed to support battery electric and low-carbon hydrogen powered HGVs in the future and the company is consulting on how its stations can best accommodate these technologies when they become commercially viable.