Irish firms sign biomethane supply agreement for fuel stations

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Flogas Enterprise has signed a contract with Circle K to supply biomethane, which can be compressed into BioCNG (compressed natural gas) at its fuelling stations across Ireland.
It means that businesses across the country who use heavy goods vehicles can purchase carbon-neutral BioCNG at select Circle K fuel stations nationwide for their CNG fleet.
The move is another step forward in reducing emissions from Ireland’s transport industry – one of the most difficult industries to decarbonise.
Circle K is the first public company to offer biomethane/BioCNG to the public at their stations.
The biomethane is sourced at Green Gas Generation’s Anaerobic Digestion plant in Nurney, Co Kildare.
Flogas Enterprise (part of DCC plc) was the first supplier in Ireland to supply biomethane through the gas network to companies like Tesco and Diageo.
“At Flogas Enterprise, we are fully committed to supporting large enterprises, on their journey to sustainability," said Barry Murphy, commercial director of Flogas Enterprise.
"Our contract with Circle K comes at a time where we are observing an ever-increasing number of commercial fleets converting to CNG and BioCNG on a global scale.
"While electricity is a proven alternate fuel for cars, electric solutions are currently not a viable option in heavy goods vehicles, however CNG and BioCNG are, and are now being used by businesses throughout Europe.
"We are excited to work with Circle K to support the decarbonisation of the transport network in Ireland, by offering this carbon neutral fuel to fleet operators in Ireland,” he added.
“We estimate that since BioCNG has been available at the four Circle K outlets, almost 4,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, have been saved, that’s equivalent to over 40,000 carbon neutral kilometres,” said Brian Connolly, senior fuels manager, Circle K Ireland.
“Working with Flogas Enterprise, we began making a low carbon fuel alternative for commercial vehicles available with the introduction of compressed natural gas (CNG) in 2022. While CNG can reduce a HGV’s emissions by up to 22%, BioCNG can reduce a HGV’s emissions by almost 100%,” he added.

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