Biomethane in Wales

Biomethane in Wales

The first renewable biomethane refuelling station for HGVs in Wales has opened.

The site in Bangor, with 12 pumps capable of refuelling over 500 HGVs every day and cutting more than 60,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, makes low-carbon deliveries a reality for haulage fleets, according to fuel supplier ReFuels NV.

It said transportation in Wales had been the slowest sector to cut pollution over the last 30 years and is responsible for 15% of its total emissions.

Located in Parc Bryn Cegin, near junction 11 on the North Wales Expressway, ReFuels said the station was ideally situated to serve major trunking routes.

Philip Fjeld, chief executive and 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.”

Dixon Transport said it intended to use the new refueling station; operations manager Glen Morgan said: “Already, a number of our HGVs have travelled over a million kilometres on low-carbon, 100% renewable biomethane and thanks to CNG Fuels’ growing network of public access stations, we’ll be going even further.

“CNG Fuels’ newest station in Bangor brings far more than convenience - it is a strategically important location, opening up routes to and from Holyhead, for both Irish and UK fleets. We now have a fleet of 22 bio-CNG trucks, operated by both Dixon Transport and Carna Transport, and they have been an invaluable addition to our fleet, helping us to slash emissions by up to 90% versus our comparable diesel HGVs.”

To meet growing demand, ReFuels said it was aiming to open between 30 and 40 new stations by 2026.