Renewable biomethane supplier ReFuels NV has announced the opening of its 13th low-carbon refuelling station for HGVs, and its first to open in Wales.
The new site, with 12 pumps capable of refuelling more than 500 HGVs daily and cutting over 60,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, makes low-carbon deliveries a reality for the hundreds of fleets travelling through North Wales every year.
ReFuels says, with HGVs accounting for 4.2% of UK carbon emissions making the sector a key component of the UK’s goal to achieve net zero by 2050, transportation has been the slowest sector in Wales to cut pollution over the last 30 years and is responsible for 15% of the country’s total emissions. The Freight Transport Association has long called for more public refuelling infrastructure for alternative fuels in Wales[ii] to support the country’s planned phase-out of diesel HGVs by 2040[iii].
Renewable biomethane – derived from food waste and manure – is the lowest carbon, most cost-effective alternative fuel to diesel available to HGVs today, cutting emissions by over 90% whilst providing up to 40% lifetime fuel cost savings.
The site in Bangor will address emissions from the heavy goods sector. Located in Parc Bryn Cegin, just off Junction 11 on the A55 North Wales Expressway, it is ideally situated to serve major trucking routes connecting North Wales to England and opens up routes to Ireland through the nearby Holyhead Port.
Philip Fjeld, CEO & Co-Founder of ReFuels, said: “From Inverness to Cornwall, Bangor to Ireland, our network of renewable biomethane refuelling stations is making low carbon logistics a reality right across the British Isles. As the first station to open in Wales, our Bangor site serves a critical transport route for fleet operators, enabling low-carbon deliveries between Wales, England and Ireland for the first time.
“Every day, fleets – spanning major brands to local hauliers – are slashing emissions by over 90% using our fuel. Our nationwide network of refuelling stations has turned net zero ambition into a reality for fleets across the UK, and with our plans for 30+ new stations by 2026, we’re just getting started.”
The new station is a joint venture between CNG Fuels, the infrastructure arm of ReFuels, and sustainability-led investment management company, Foresight Group.
The group has one more station under construction in Aylesford in Southeast England and expects two further stations to commence construction during the financial reporting year ending 31 March 2024.
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