CNG opens West Yorkshire biofuel hub

Biomethane supplier CNG Fuels has opened a low-carbon HGV-refuelling station in West Yorkshire.

The facility in Castelford represents the firm’s 10th operational site and means it can now refuel 5,000 lorries across the UK every day.

CNG creates renewable biomethane from food waste and manure, claiming it is the lowest-carbon, most cost-effective alternative to diesel for HGVs.

The firm claims that its refuelling stations could reduce carbon emissions by half a million tonnes a year if fully used.

Located in Castleford’s Normanton Industrial Estate, the new hub will serve customers in Leeds, Hull and Wakefield as well as vehicles using the M1, A1 and M18.

Major brands to use the new site already include Aldi, Waitrose and Royal Mail.

CNG Fuels chief executive Philip Fjeld said: “Fleet operators around the world are urgently seeking ways to cut emissions from their fleets. In the UK, fleet operators can do so today by adopting biomethane.

“Our fast-growing network of refuelling infrastructure has made biomethane more accessible than ever before, and fleets – ranging from local hauliers through to major household brands – are dramatically cutting emissions every day.

“Our newest station in Castleford is building on our existing network, enabling low carbon deliveries all the way from Inverness to Cornwall.

CNG plans to have 20 large public-access fuelling stations in operation by the end of 2023.

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