Logistics and fleet operators are being offered the ability to slash emissions and do their bit for their environment with the launch of renewable biomethane fuel as a cost-effective, lowest-carbon alternative to diesel for heavy goods operators.
The fuel, which has been launched by CNG Fuels, is already being used by the likes of Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos, and has been independently verified as renewable and sustainable and approved under the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme.
Renewable biomethane, which is derived from food waste, is distributed through gas pipelines to refuelling stations owned and operated by CNG Fuels where it is compressed into fuel. The energy source is claimed to be 35-40% cheaper than diesel whilst emitting 70% less CO2.
Justin Laney, general manager central transport, John Lewis Partnership, said: “We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions and playing our part in tackling climate change. Renewable biomethane gives us the opportunity to make our fleet cleaner and quieter and, with significant cost savings, there is a compelling business case to switch from diesel”.
Philip Fjeld, CEO of CNG Fuels, said: “Renewable and sustainably sourced biomethane is the most cost-effective and lowest-carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs and is attracting increasing interest. We are expanding our refuelling infrastructure nationwide to help fleet operators save money, cut carbon and clean up our air. We are proud to be the first company in the UK to offer its customers RTFO approved biomethane, and pleased to be able to do so at the same price as fossil fuel gas.”
The company is targeting operators of high-mileage HGVs with the new fuel offering as it says it is these who will make the biggest financial and carbon savings.
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