Renewable biomethane to serve UK’s largest port

Renewable biomethane (Bio-CNG) supplier ReFuels N.V. has announced construction of its latest station in Doncaster.

The move will see a site in South Yorkshire created in order to be within four to five hour’s reach of 90% of the UK’s population and four of the country’s largest ports.

The UK’s largest port by tonnage, Immingham Docks, sits within an hour’s range of the new station, enabling fleets travelling to and from the port to run on 100% renewable biomethane for the first time. Additionally, the site will serve iPort, the UK’s most advanced multimodal logistics hub.

The new station will host 12 refuelling pumps, capable of refuelling more than 500 HGVs daily. At capacity, this would cut 60,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. Renewable biomethane – derived from food waste and manure – is the lowest carbon, most cost-effective alternative fuel to diesel available to HGVs today, cutting emissions by over 90% whilst providing up to 40% lifetime fuel cost savings.

The company has major plans to expand its network of renewable biomethane refuelling stations across the UK to meet the growing demand for low-carbon, renewable Bio-CNG. By 2026, ReFuels plans to open between 30-40 new stations, with a total capacity to refuel 15,000 HGVs daily, and dispense more than 600,000 tonnes of renewable biomethane every year – equivalent to cutting the UK’s HGV emissions by 8%.

The station is a joint venture between CNG Fuels, the infrastructure arm of ReFuels, and sustainability-led investment management company, Foresight Group.

Philip Fjeld, CEO & Co-Founder of ReFuels, said: “Fleets around the country are under significant pressure to slash emissions and today, there’s only one viable option – 100% renewable biomethane.Our latest site to enter construction in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, is set to transform access to Bio-CNG for fleets travelling to and from the UK’s largest ports.

“As a key logistics hub in the UK, the Doncaster station will not only expand the reach of low-carbon deliveries for our existing customers, including the likes of Amazon, DHL, and Lidl, but many more major brands and local hauliers looking to make substantial emission cuts of over 90% from fleets. And we’re not stopping here – ReFuels is continuing to open and build new stations up and down the country, to cater to the soaring demand for low-carbon fuel.”

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