WHY USE COMPRESSED BIOMETHANE?

Biomethane

Natural Gas is a clean and safe energy source with a variety of commercial applications, including electricity generation, heating, and fuelling transport. Biomethane differs from fossil-derived CNG/LNG as it is emitted from the decomposition of food and animal waste, collected in an anaerobic digester and then injected into the grid. By using (bio)methane to power a gas vehicle the harmful effects of waste gases are significantly reduced, as only carbon dioxide and water remain after combustion.

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USES

TRANSPORT

Bio-CNG is a cheaper, cleaner and quieter way to run an HGV fleet than conventional diesel. Vehicles can run solely on gas (dedicated), or on both diesel and gas (dual-fuel). New engines can provide ranges greater than 500km, with very low efficiency loss compared to diesel.

BUSINESS

Businesses located off major energy infrastructure can save emissions and costs. Instead of using diesel or distillate fuels, CNG is delivered to the facility via CNG trailers, with no disruption or additional ongoing challenges. Just cheaper, cleaner fuel.

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Natural Gas as a Fuel

Bio-CNG, aka Compressed Biomethane, is the holy grail of natural gas fuel. Substantial emissions can be saved at very little extra cost to CNG. We can provide access to 100% biomethane sourced from food waste, independently verified and approved under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. Fleets can report these GHG emissions savings, as can the the UK towards meeting emissions targets.

CNG is drawn straight from the natural gas pipeline grid, compressed and dispensed at 250 bar. When drawn from the high pressure gas grid, CNG is the cheapest and cleanest fossil-based natural gas fuel, due to its low processing, electricity and transportation costs.

LNG as a vehicle fuel is natural gas that has been liquefied at minus 160c. It is predominantly internationally produced and imported to the UK via ship or road tanker from Europe.

LNG offers greater range than CNG on a volumetric basis. However, LNG is more expensive to produce, store and transport, and has higher Well to Wheel (WTW) emissions.

LCNG is CNG that is produced at an LNG station by converting the LNG from liquid to gas state and then dispensing it. This creates a higher cost and emissions base than CNG.

COST SAVINGS

Save between 30-40% off your diesel fuel bill

Why is CNG cheaper than diesel?

The UK natural gas price largely tracks the oil price with about a six month delay, so the spread never changes for long.

The fuel duty in the UK for natural gas has been fixed by regulation at 24.7p/kg (approx 18.6p/litre of diesel) until 2024, compared to diesel at 57.95p/ltr.

Substantial increases in global LNG production, combined with slow growth in demand are creating further downward pressure on natural gas prices.

ESTIMATED FUEL SAVINGS VS DIESEL
35%
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ENVIRONMENTAL 
BENEFITS

Compared to Diesel:

CO2 savings of >70%

Ultra low particulate emissions

Ultra low NOx emissions

Up to 90% reduction in noise pollution

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*This comparator uses the EU data generated by EUCAR/Concawe/JRC in their report: “Well-to-wheels Analysis of Future Automotive Fuels and Powertrains in the European Context – WTT APPENDIX 2 – Description and detailed energy and GHG balance of individual pathways – version 3c, July 2011”

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