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Tesco to run trucks on biomethane

Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 | Author: Paul Sanderson

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Major supermarket Tesco is to run a fleet of its vehicles on Gasrec’s Bio-LNG fuel that is a blend of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquid biomethane (LBM).

Thirty five dual-fuel vehicles will run Bio-LNG from Gasrec’s refuelling station at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, which will open to all dual-fuel LGV’s in May.

This fuel station is already close to Tesco’s distribution centre in Daventry.

The LBM will be generated from household food waste and sewage.

Tesco Distribution group environmental manager Joe Carthy said: “A gas refuelling station on our doorstep is ideal for us.

“We are committed to converting vehicles to dual fuel and reducing carbon emissions. Gasrec’s infrastructure and Bio-LNG will allow us to do this across our network in years to come.”

Gasrec commercial development manager Doug Leaf said: “To have an international company like Tesco show such confidence in our service and product is fantastic and a great sign for the future.

“The public and private sectors are really seeing the ability of Bio-LNG to cut costs and pollution, and our green credentials have been recognised by the Government through its LCVIP funding.

“We are very confident at Gasrec that more and more people will come to us, giving us the opportunity to expand our infrastructure even further and deliver savings and environmental benefits to a wider market.”

Daventy is the first of seven gas refuelling stations that Gasrec is building across the country.                

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