“A natural gas refueling 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 fuel will allow us to do this across our network in years to come,” said Tesco Distribution’s group environmental manager, Joe Carthy.
Funding comes from the government-backed Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform (LCVIP) which provides match-funded grants to businesses best able to nurture low-carbon vehicle technologies. It aims to slash vehicle carbon emissions and help the UK freight sector benefit from growing demand for low carbon vehicles. To date, around £60 million has been committed to more than 75 innovative projects.
Daventry is the first of seven stations which Gasrec is building to complete the UK’s first strategic refueling infrastructure for natural gas-powered vehicles at multiple locations across the UK road network.