Natural Gas Vehicles

Natural gas powertrains in HGVs are a popular alternative to traditional diesel engines. They run on compressed or liquified gas.  Virtually all the gas supplied to UK gas trucks is biomethane, a renewable fuel (known as bio CNG, and bio LNG respectively).  This can save upwards of 85% GHG emissions.  Even if running on natural (fossil) gas there is a saving of around 15% compared to diesel. The use of gas as a fuel source can also provide a cost savings over diesel, particularly for fleets with a large number of vehicles and high annual mileage. Despite not being a zero tailpipe solution, Natural-Gas offers a low carbon stepping stone in the journey to decarbonisation. The adoption of gas powertrains in heavy commercial vehicles is expected to grow in the coming years as the demand for more sustainable and cost-effective transportation solutions increases- expect to be kept informed on this ever-changing market at Freight Carbon Zero.

Natural gas powertrains in HGVs are a popular alternative to traditional diesel engines. They run on compressed or liquified gas.  Virtually all the gas supplied to UK gas trucks is biomethane, a renewable fuel (known as bio CNG, and bio LNG respectively).

Natural-Gas-Infrastructure

What is biomethane/natural gas?

The terms biomethane, biogas, bio CNG and bio LNG are all used; despite ‘bio’ and ‘natural’ being distinct terms with distinct meanings these terms can sometimes be used interchangeably adding confusion. Read more…

Natural gas news

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Gregory Group sets Net Zero Emissions Target for 2038

Gregory Group has announced its commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2038. This ambitious target reflects the company’s long-standing dedication to sustainability and its recognition of the significant environmental impact of the transport sector.

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ReFuels expands Bio-CNG refuelling network with new station in Newton Aycliffe, UK

ReFuels N.V., a leading European supplier of renewable biomethane (Bio-CNG) for decarbonising heavy goods vehicles, has announced the opening of its 11th refuelling station at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, under the CNG Fuels brand.

Commentary

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A postcard from India…

For this week’s commentary, we turn our attention to developments in India and have handed the pen to Ramesh Kumar for the first in a series of articles. In this commentary he’s kicking off with an overview of the legislative framework for decarbonisation currently being discussed.

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Less carbon, more neon

For this week’s newsletter commentary, we returned to former Commercial Motor Editor Brian Weatherley, for his thoughts around truck charging.