Gasrec increases the size of its Bio-LNG tanker fleet
UK’s ga supplier Gasrec will grow its Bio-LNG delivery fleet by 300 per cent in the next year, to meet the demand from transport and logistics companies for a more sustainable alternative to diesel.
Fleets transitioning to renewable fuels are playing a key role in helping to meet the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from heavy goods vehicles by 15 per cent by 2025.
A typical tractor unit operating on long-haul work and running on Bio-LNG emits around 90 per cent less CO2 emissions, 99 per cent less particulate matter and 95 per cent less CO2, in comparison with Euro-6 diesel.
The company has recently taken delivery of its third cryogenic trailer from M1 Engineering, while two more are pending for completion in the next few months. In the second half of the year, further three tankers are expected to join the fleet.
The tri-axle tankers that can each carry up to 20 tonnes of Bio-LNG will be operated by distribution partner Reynolds Logistics.
The chief commercial officer at Gasrec James Westcott says: “Bio-LNG is stepping up to become the new fuel driving heavy truck sales within the most sustainable fleets. The product from truck manufacturers is now mature, and in many ways it’s even better to drive than a diesel-engined model, being around 50 per cent quieter. Just as we’ve been expanding our team and planning new refueling sites, this investment will ensure our tankers can keep pace with rising demand for what is currently the only truly sustainable alternative fuel for long-haul trucks.”
In addition to supplying Bio-LNG via tanker to its refueling stations, Gasrec also provides fleets with Bio-CNG, delivered through the National Grid.