One of the leading retailers in the United Kingdom, ASDA, will commission more than 300 new natural gas trucks in 2021 to reduce the environmental footprint of its transport activities. To support this fleet, Air Liquide will install and operate six biomethane stations at ASDA’s sites. These facilities, which will be operational by the first quarter of 2021, will refuel both ASDA trucks and those of some partners.
The new infrastructure will boost Air Liquide’s network to 20 filling stations in the UK. These stations are dedicated to refilling fleets of trucks and buses. At the end of 2019, Air Liquide acquired Gas Bus Alliance, which added seven biomethane stations for buses to its network in the country.
Air Liquide will also install its tenth biomethane production plant in the UK by the summer of 2021, near Nottingham, with a production capacity of 90 GWh. Today, Air Liquide’s biomethane production capacity in the UK amounts to 650 GWh per year, which is enough to supply 1,000 trucks.
“We are very pleased to support our customers who choose renewable fuels to reduce their emissions. Thanks to a wealth of expertise and experience along the entire biomethane value chain, Air Liquide is strengthening its unique position in the United Kingdom and contributes to the construction of a low-carbon society and to the fight against climate change,” said Emilie Mouren-Renouard, Member of the Air Liquide Executive Committee.
Source: Air Liquide