Gasrec, a leading bio fuel supplier, is the first UK firm to offer customers access to Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO)-certified biomethane through either a grid-connected facility (CNG) or through tanker-supplied liquified natural gas (LNG).
Natural gas-powered trucks typically see CO2 savings of around 15% for long-distance motorway work, but when fuelled with biomethane, CO2 reductions are as high as 80-95%.
“Until now, if you were a heavy truck operator and wanted to get the best carbon saving for your fleet, you needed to run a 40-tonne 4x2 tractor on grid-connected CNG and get biomethane credits,” said James Westcott, Chief Commercial Officer of Gasrec.
“We believe the opportunity to cut CO2 by 80% or more, in an industry targeted with reducing greenhouse gas emissions from HGVs by 15% by 2025, will hold serious sway with environmentally-conscious operators.”
“It no longer matters what configuration gas vehicle you need to run; we can offer access to the greenest fuels available today,” Westcott concluded.
Gasrec has secured biomethane-linked CO2 savings on an RTFO-certification basis for LNG arriving into the UK through National Grid on the Isle of Grain.
Qualification under the RTFO programme ensures fuel is from renewable sources and allows the reporting of CO2 savings by vehicle operators, making it ideal for fleets wanting to maximise their sustainability.
The fuel which goes into the vehicle will not change, but certification ensure all gas sold is matched by biomethane, and that the same kilogram of biomethane is not sold twice.