The world’s largest biomethane refuelling station has opened in Avonmouth, near Bristol.
Opened by CNG Fuels, it claims the site can refuel 80 HGVs per hour and can cut 70,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
Biomethane can cut carbon emissions by up to 90% when compared with diesel as a fuel and reduce lifetime costs by 40%.
The new station is set to support major brands already running HGV fleets on biomethane including Royal Mail, Amazon and Lidl.
The company has set a target of building 12 additional stations each year to meet growing demand, stating that in the last five years, biomethane demand has increased by 1,000% in the journey towards net zero.
Philip Fjeld, CEO of CNG Fuels, said: “We are rapidly expanding our nationwide network of refuelling stations, ensuring sites are strategically located across major trucking routes to make them as accessible as possible.
“The new site in Avonmouth is in a key location for many of our customers, allowing them to expand the reach of their low carbon deliveries into the South West and Wales.”
Jason Wild from Lidl said: “CNG Fuels’ new station in Avonmouth is a key location to allow us to make low carbon deliveries across the Southwest.”