CNG Fuels has announced plans to become the UK’s first supplier of renewable biomethane from cow manure for lorries, to help operators achieve net zero emissions. The company said it was also consulting on how its network of refuelling stations can accommodate low carbon and battery electric technologies for HGVs, for when these become commercially viable. John Lewis has already committed to replacing its fleet of 500-strong diesel trucks with biomethane fuelled alternatives by 2028 and Hermes also intends to […]
Burning methane (natural gas) as an alternative to diesel to power heavy trucks can reduce carbon emissions by around 16% – but switching to biomethane produces even more dramatic reductions of up to 65%. But if biomethane is to become a viable mainstream alternative to diesel for road transport there are still many hurdles to overcome, as a conference held in London in June this year heard.
The UK’s first open access Bio-LNG filling station, a blend of liquefied natural gas and liquid biomethane, opened today (23 May) in Daventry.
New rules to ensure the build-up by 2020 of more refuelling points for vehicles using alternative fuels have been formally adopted by the European Council. I comes after their final approval in the European Parliament in April.