“We are committed to supporting the introduction of low-carbon vehicles to the logistics industry, which employs over 2 million people and is crucial to the UK economy. I am delighted that the Technology Strategy Board has been able to help support BOC and Stobart launch this new LNG facility,” said Jon Horsley from the TBS.
The refueling station is part of a project to track both the usage of LNG and the reduction in carbon emissions and employs innovative ‘zero loss’ refueling technology, developed by BOC. This uses cryogenic cooling to ‘temperature-condition’ the fuel just prior to dispensing, which prevents leaks.
Phil Spittle, Eddie Stobart general manager for fleet compliance, added: “The transition from diesel to BOC’s dual fuel technology has been extremely smooth and has allowed us to help stimulate innovation in the logistics sector. The use of dual fuel vehicles is an exciting development and will support the increasing need for us and our customers to reduce the carbon footprint.”