UK ports “to have access to 100% renewable biomethane” with new HGV refuelling station
The site in South Yorkshire – one of the UK’s largest logistic hubs – puts 90% of the country’s population and four of the country’s largest ports within a 4–5-hour reach of the station.
With 76% of all intermodal journeys involving HGVs beginning or ending at a shipping dock, the new station will play a fundamental role in enabling major fleets to cut emissions by over 90% when compared to diesel, according to ReFuels.
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, which ReFuels said is the UK’s most advanced multimodal logistics hubii.
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.
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.”
The station is a joint venture between CNG Fuels, the infrastructure arm of ReFuels, and sustainability-led investment management company, Foresight Group.