Gasrec is reporting the highest demand for biomethane in the company’s history, with volumes reaching an all-time high in June 2023 and more orders in the pipeline from fleets transitioning to new gas-powered trucks.
The company's gas sales in June delivered a 250% increase compared to March 2020, when demand had been soaring, prior to the pandemic, the company reported this week..
James Westcott, Gasrec chief operating officer, said: "Fleets are under pressure from customers to decarbonise, and bio-LNG (liquified natural gas) is the most viable, readily-available solution – plus it’s suitable for longer-haul missions, with quick refuelling times.
“This year we’ve already opened three new refuelling facilities in Lutterworth, Fradley Park and South Elmsall, increasing our network to 16 sites, and with three more due to be installed before the end of the year.”
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Commenting on the road transport industry’s growing appetite for biomethane, Westcott added: “Our fuels are once again significantly cheaper than diesel, meaning customers can save money whilst improving sustainability.
"For fleets looking at gas trucks today, our number one message is to talk to your fuel provider as soon as possible, to ensure they can have the refuelling infrastructure in place where needed and understand gas pricing. The demand right now is exceptional.”
Gasrec said it is seeing operators of all sizes turning to biomethane, from some of the country’s largest logistics and own-account operators, to family-owned haulage businesses and SMEs.
Research has shown that fleets can reduce their carbon footprint by up to 85% in comparison to using diesel.