Biomethane transports HGV industry to carbon neutral

Leading industry trade body, the Gas Vehicle Network (GVN) statistics show that in 2020 gas HGVs are greener than ever before with 93% of total dispensed volume of gas used in gas HGVs being biomethane – a renewable and sustainable low carbon fuel.

The latest Government Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) statistics show that biomethane gas used in HGV’s is up from 80% in 2019. An increase of over 16% on the previous year.

This follows a 78% increase in sales of gas as a transport fuel during 2020.

Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs, GVN said: “Each year GVN reports on the growth of gas as a transport fuel, and each year it is clear to see the direction of travel. There is no other sector of the UK economy where large CO₂ emissions cuts can be so quickly and cost-effectively implemented as in the HGV and, in particular, the long-distance truck sector.

“Biomethane (gas) fuelled HGVs represent a no-regrets solution, available today. Biomethane trucks will help the UK meet its decarbonisation goals. The Department for Transport must now recognise this in their upcoming Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

“This would provide logistics managers and haulage companies with a clear message that they need to begin decarbonising their fleets now. Biomethane fuelled HGVs are the logical choice. They are cheaper to run, and they emit significantly lower levels of carbon as well.”

GVN recently published a paper A Green Recovery- Delivering a rapid & cost-effective CO₂ reduction for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) to demonstrate the carbon saving potential of biomethane HGVs.

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