Leading industry trade body, the Gas Vehicle Network (GVN) launched a short video showing how easy it is to make the switch to natural gas as a transport fuel, the opportunity for road haulage, and highlighting that substantial fuel cost savings possible-up to £25-30,000 per year. You can see the video here.
“There is so much information out there for fleet operators to trawl through, and the decarbonization landscape can be overwhelming. We wanted a simple way to show how easy it is to make the switch,” said Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs, the Gas Vehicle Network. “Featuring leading truck manufacturer brands, Volvo, Scania and Iveco, The GVN video explains the journey towards a greener future by making the switch from diesel to renewable biomethane gas in three simple steps.”
Use of biomethane as a transport fuel is growing rapidly. In 2020, 93% of the total natural gas fuel dispensed for HGVs was renewable biomethane. In addition, according to the latest Government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation [RTFO] stats, biomethane used in HGVs was up from 80% in 2019, an increase of over 16% in a year. This also follows a 78% increase in sales of renewable gas as a transport fuel during 2020.
“By switching from diesel to renewable biomethane, fleet operators could see savings of up to £29,000 per year, approximately 52%. In addition, with biomethane, net CO2 emissions could be cut by over 84%. Not only is biomethane reducing carbon emissions today it is also capable of transporting the UK to Net Zero 2050,” commented Occhipinti.
“It is becoming increasingly clear that biomethane as a transport fuel can, and will deliver substantial financial and carbon savings for fleet managers and Government as they adopt low carbon, renewable gas powered heavy vehicle transport,” he added.