ReFuels opens first bio-CNG refuelling station “of its kind” in Wales
The new site, with 12 pumps capable of refuelling over 500 HGVs daily and cutting over 60,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, makes low-carbon deliveries a reality for the hundreds of fleets travelling through North Wales every year, said ReFuels.
HGVs account for 4.2% of UK carbon emissions, making the sector a key component of the UK’s goal to achieve net zero by 2050, added the organisation.
In Wales, transportation has been the slowest sector to cut pollution over the last 30 years and is responsible for 15% of Wales’ total emissions, it went on to say.
The site in Bangor will play a fundamental role in addressing emissions from the heavy goods sector. Located in Parc Bryn Cegin, just off Junction 11 on the North Wales Expressway, it is ideally situated to serve major trucking routes connecting North Wales to England and opens up routes to Ireland through the nearby Holyhead Port, continued the company.
Philip Fjeld, CEO & co-founder of ReFuels, said: “From Inverness to Cornwall, Bangor to Ireland, our network of renewable biomethane refuelling stations is making low carbon logistics a reality right across the British Isles. As the first station to open in Wales, our Bangor site serves a critical transport route for fleet operators, enabling low-carbon deliveries between Wales, England and Ireland for the first time.
“Every day, fleets – spanning major brands to local hauliers – are slashing emissions by over 90% using our fuel. Our nationwide network of refuelling stations has turned net zero ambition into a reality for fleets across the UK, and with our plans for 30+ new stations by 2026, we’re just getting started.”
The new station is a joint venture between CNG Fuels, the infrastructure arm of ReFuels, and sustainability-led investment management company, Foresight Group.
To meet the growing demand for bio-CNG, ReFuels said it is aiming to open between 30-40 new stations by 2026, with a total capacity to refuel 15,000 HGVs every day, and dispense more than 600,000 tonnes of renewable biomethane annually – equivalent to cutting the UK’s HGV emissions by 8%.