Scotland’s first renewable biomethane refuelling station will open this year, the developers have announced, after ground was broken at the project site today. The refuelling station is based at the Eurocentral Industrial Estate off the M8 near Glasgow and is being developed by CNG Fuels. CNG Fuels claims that the station will be able to serve up to 450 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) once complete. Biomethane dispensed at the facility will be produced using food waste – a feedstock which CNG Fuels claims results in an 85% reduction in life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional, fossil-based fuels. CNG is also exploring biomethane from manure, which it claims is carbon neutral, and is planning to roll the fuel out from 2022. Companies set to use the station include bread giant Warburtons and logistics major Hermes. Both firms have depots in the local area and have already implemented biomethane trucks; Hermes has 90 such vehicles.
Edie 25th March 2021 read more »