Leading UK bio-fuel supplier Gasrec has announced that its next bio-LNG refuelling station will be built at Avonmouth near Bristol.

The station will be built on land adjacent to the M49, M4 and M5 motorways and be capable of refuelling up to 700 vehicles a day. The station will form part of Gasrec’s planned network of refuelling stations which will be conveniently located near motorway junctions and follows the official opening of Gasrec’s first bio-LNG refuelling station at Daventry in May.

Gasrec is Europe’s largest supplier of Bio-LNG; a blend of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquid biomethane (LBM). LBM is a natural, green source of renewable energy produced from organic matter such as household food waste.  Gasrec works with a number of market-leading companies including B&Q, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

When substituted for diesel, Bio-LNG can cut fuel costs and CO2 by up to 35%, while delivering a 90% reduction particulate matter emissions and a 60% reduction in NOx. Running the UK’s HGV fleets on Bio-methane could cut haulage emissions by up to 65%, according to a report by consultants Ricardo-AEA.

Gasrec commercial development manager, Doug Leaf said, “This announcement represents a further step toward our goal of developing a national bio-LNG refuelling network. At Avonmouth we will have fuel available from October and over the coming months will be working with major retailers and logistics companies wishing to build their fleets of bio-LNG fuelled vehicles.”

“Our refuelling stations are available for anyone wishing to share the benefits of bio-LNG to use. We think this is important, as it avoids the need for any single company to invest in its own refuelling infrastructure.”