UK biogas filling station officially opened

In the UK, the West Country's first biogas filling station has been officially opened and will supply low emission road transportation fuel.

The new open access filling station, located at Bridgwater, is part of a national network of biogas stations being developed by Gasrec. The facility, along with others across the UK, allows HGV fleet operators to cut fuel and pollution costs by converting to dual-fuel or dedicated gas vehicles, and assists the government to improve air quality and meet long term carbon reduction targets.

Rob Wood, Gasrec's CEO, says: 'Transport fleet operators recognise the need to make substantial cuts in their emissions. While HGVs only represent around 1% of UK road vehicles, they produce a disproportionate 20% of carbon emissions from UK road transport and a significantly higher proportion of the more dangerous particulate matter and other noxious elements.'

The Bridgwater site is a state-of-the-art pumped gas filling station, supplying Gasrec's proprietary low emission Bio-LNG fuel. The flexible and modular facility has the capacity to supply up to 80 vehicles per day and will be expanded as demand increases. As this national infrastructure grows it provides businesses with the confidence to significantly increase their use of low emission bio-LNG for deliveries across the country.

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