Work has started on what is expected to be the largest public access HGV gas refuelling station in Europe at Warrington.
The plant at Omega South, close to the M62, will cater for several major hauliers based in the area and will be able to refuel up to 800 HGVs a day, serving 12 vehicles simultaneously.
It is one of two new public access renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG) refuelling stations, currently being built by CNG Fuels to cater for soaring demand from HGV operators switching from diesel. The new stations will serve major truck routes and cities, and will be able to refuel up to 3000 HGVs a day, a near 500 per cent increase on capacity at the company’s existing stations at Leyland, Lancashire and Crewe which can refuel more than 600 vehicles daily.
All fuel supplied by CNG Fuels is renewable and sustainable biomethane approved under the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme. The gas is sourced from waste feedstocks such as food waste and is the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to diesel for HGVs. It cuts vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 85 per cent and is 35%-40 per cent cheaper than diesel.