Gasrec is increasing the size of its bio-LNG tanker fleet by 300% to meet increased demand.

Announcing the expansion plans, the UK-based company said it has recently taken delivery of its third cryogenic trailer from M1 Engineering and has two more in build for completion in the next few months.

On top of those new additions, Gasrec hopes to have another three tankers joining the fleet in the second half of the year.

The new tri-axle tankers, which can each carry up to 20 tonnes of Bio-LNG, will be operated by longstanding distribution partner Reynolds Logistics. They will then replenish Gasrec refuelling stations across the UK.

Commenting on the company’s plans, James Westcott, Chief Commercial Officer at Gasrec, said, “Bio-LNG is stepping up to become the new fuel driving heavy truck sales within the most sustainable fleets.”

“The product from truck manufacturers is now mature, and in many ways it’s even better to drive than a diesel-engined model, being around 50% quieter.”

“Just as we’ve been expanding our team and planning new refuelling sites, this investment will ensure our tankers can keep pace with rising demand for what is currently the only truly sustainable alternative fuel for long-haul trucks.”