First biomethane station for Wales

Commercial Motor
November 24, 2023

ReFuels has installed its 13th biomethane refuelling station in Bangor, Wales. Anticipated to reduce CO2 by more than 60,000 tonnes a year, the site has 12 pumps and can refuel over 500 trucks on a daily basis. This could help fleets travelling around North Wales and to Ireland from Holyhead Port to reduce fleet emissions by 90 percent. 


Philip Fjeld, CEO and co-founder of ReFuels, said: “From Inverness to Cornwall, Bangor to Ireland, our network of renewable biomethane refuelling stations is making low carbon logistics a reality right across the British Isles. As the first station to open in Wales, our Bangor site serves a critical transport route for fleet operators, enabling low-carbon deliveries between Wales, England and Ireland for the first time.


“Every day, fleets – spanning major brands to local hauliers – are slashing emissions by over 90 percent using our fuel. Our nationwide network of refuelling stations has turned net zero ambition into a reality for fleets across the UK, and with our plans for 30+ new stations by 2026, we’re just getting started.”


In Wales, HGVs account for 15 percent of total emissions so this new station will support lowering the carbon footprint of Wales’ road freight. The new refuelling station is in Parc Bryn Cegin, just off Junction 11 on the North Wales Expressway. 


Dixon Transport is planning to use the station, operations manager Glen Morgan, said: “Already, a number of our HGV’s have travelled over a million kilometres on low-carbon, 100 percent renewable biomethane and thanks to CNG Fuels’ growing network of public access stations, we’ll be going even further.


“CNG Fuels’ newest station in Bangor brings far more than convenience - it is a strategically important location, opening up routes to and from Holyhead, for both Irish and UK fleets. We now have a fleet of 22 bio-CNG trucks, operated by both Dixon Transport and Carna Transport, and they have been an invaluable addition to our fleet, helping us to slash emissions by up to 90 percent versus our comparable diesel HGVs.”


CNG fuels, the infrastructure part of ReFuels, and the Foresight Group set up this station in a joint venture. This year, ReFuels saw an 80 percent increase in fuel dispensed over July compared to the same period in 2022. ReFuels provides bio-CNG to fleets such as DHL, Royal Mail, Warburton’s, Lidl, Amazon and Waitrose. 

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