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Air Liquide to install, operate six biomethane stations for ASDA

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UK supermarket giant ASDA has contracted Air Liquide to install and operate six biomethane (bio-NGV) distribution stations to refuel trucks on its sites.

ASDA will commission more than 300 new bio-NGV trucks in 2021 to reduce the environmental footprint of its transport activities. The six new stations will refuel both ASDA trucks and those of some partners.

Due to be operational by the first quarter of 2021, the stations will boost Air Liquide’s network to 20 filling stations in the UK. The stations are dedicated to refilling fleets of trucks and buses.

Emilie Mouren-Renouard, member of the Air Liquide executive committee, said: “We are very pleased to support our customers who choose renewable fuels to reduce their emissions.

“Thanks to a wealth of expertise and experience along the entire biomethane value chain, Air Liquide is strengthening its unique position in the UK and contributes to the construction of a low-carbon society and the fight against climate change.”

The firm will also install its 10th biomethane production plant in the UK by the summer of 2021, near Nottingham, with a production capacity of 90 GWh. Today, Air Liquide’s biomethane production capacity in the UK amounts to 650 GWh per year – enough to supply 1,000 trucks.