Last Friday, Member of Parliament Ian Liddell-Grainger attended the formal launching of the West Country’s first biomethane filling station, operated by Gasrec, which will supply a low emission fuel to road transportation vehicles and support the growing battle across the region to reduce pollution and improve air quality. The new open-access facility is located at Bridgwater, Junction 24 on the M5.
“We’re all for clean efficient energy here in the West Country and Bridgwater likes to be first. This new facility has the potential to save operators money and protect the planet too. Biogas may seem a curiosity today but it could soon become a significant contributor to healthier and cheaper freight transport,” said Liddell-Grainger during the ‘launch’ filling of a natural gas HGV.
Moreover, Rob Wood, Gasrec’s CEO, commented: “We are very pleased with the support we have already received from many of our existing customers operating in the South West. As news of the facility grows, I am confident many other businesses will see the benefit its locations brings in extending the reach of gas powered HGVs in the region and through to Devon and Cornwall.”
The Bridgwater site is a state-of-the-art pumped gas filling station, supplying Gasrec’s proprietary low emission bio-LNG fuel. The flexible and modular facility has the capacity to supply up to 80 vehicles per day and will be expanded as demand increases. As this national infrastructure grows it provides businesses with the confidence to significantly increase their use of low emission bio-LNG for deliveries across the country.