CNG Fuels yesterday opened a biomethane refuelling station in Warrington, UK, which the company said is Europe’s largest.

Demand for renewable biomethane has soared 800% since 2017 and as well as the new station in Warrington, CNG Fuels has also recently opened a renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG) station in Northampton, UK.

The two stations are capable of refuelling more than 1,000 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) a day, more than doubling the 600-a-day capacity of existing stations in Leyland, Lancashire and Crew, Chesire.

CNG Fuels is also planning to open an additional six to eight stations over the next 12 months as it expands its strategic network of HGV refuelling stations in line with burgeoning demand.

CNG Fuels said it has helped haulers save 55,000 tonnes of CO2 since it began supplying renewable and sustainable Bio-CNG in 2017.

That’s expected to rise to 90,000 tonnes by the end of 2020 as demand increases by an additional 200%, thanks to major brands such as John Lewis Partnership, parcel company Hermes, and Home Bargains committing to switching from diesel.