The new station in Newark is the first to serve the North East region and is capable of refuelling up to 500 vehicles per day, making it one of the biggest stations in the UK and cutting between 100,000-120,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year, when the station is fully utilised.
The many major distribution centres in and around the region will now also have easy access to low-carbon biomethane for the first time, supporting existing customers and new local fleet operators. Renewable biomethane is the lowest carbon, most cost-effective alternative fuel to diesel for HGVs, cutting emissions by 85-90%, while being 45% cheaper than diesel, says CNG Fuels.
Yorkshire-based logistics company, Campeys of Selby, is one of the many organisations within the region to benefit from the new biomethane refuelling station. The company is taking delivery of 11 CNG trucks as part of their move towards low carbon transport.
Harry Campey, Transport Manager of Campeys of Selby, said: “Switching from diesel to biomethane was a no-brainer for us – we’re dramatically reducing the environmental impact of our fleet and saving thousands of pounds in fuel costs in the process. CNG Fuels’ station in Newark opens the door for even greater adoption in the region, as we continue to work towards hitting our local and national net zero targets.”
The Newark station is the latest in CNG Fuels’ strategic network six refuelling stations. It plans to open a further 12-14 stations by the end of 2022.