Businesses across Ireland who use heavy good vehicles can, for the first time, purchase carbon neutral fuel biomethane at select Circle K fuel stations nationwide for their CNG fleet. It comes after Flogas Enterprise signed a contract with Circle K to supply bio-CNG at its fueling stations across Ireland. Bio-CNG is currently available in Ballysimon Road, Limerick, Cashel Co. Tipperary, and Clonshaugh and Dublin Port in county Dublin.
The move is another step forward in reducing emissions from Ireland’s transport industry – one of the most difficult industries to decarbonize.
“Ireland’s commercial transport fleet makes up just 3% of vehicles on the road nationwide yet is responsible for approximately a fifth of transport’s carbon emissions. Heavy goods vehicles operating on 100% bio-CNG can achieve significantly less carbon emissions,” said Barry Murphy, Commercial Director of Flogas Enterprise.
“At Flogas Enterprise, we are fully committed to supporting large enterprises, on their journey to sustainability. Our contract with Circle K comes at a time where we are observing an ever-increasing number of commercial fleets converting to CNG and bio-CNG on a global scale. While electricity is a proven alternate fuel for cars, electric solutions are currently not a viable option in heavy goods vehicles, however CNG and bio-CNG are, and are now being used by businesses throughout Europe. We are excited to work with Circle K to support the decarbonization of the transport network in Ireland, by offering this carbon neutral fuel to fleet operators in Ireland,” he added.
“We estimate that since bio-CNG has been available at the four Circle K outlets, almost 4,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, have been saved, that’s equivalent to over 40,000 carbon neutral kilometres,” commented Brian Connolly, Senior Fuels Manager, Circle K Ireland.
“Working with Flogas Enterprise, we began making a low carbon fuel alternative for commercial vehicles available with the introduction of compressed natural gas (CNG) in 2022. While CNG can reduce a HGV’s emissions by up to 22%, bio-CNG can reduce a HGV’s emissions by almost 100%,” he added.
Circle K Ireland is the first company to offer bio-CNG to the public at their stations. The biomethane is sourced at Green Gas Generation’s Anaerobic Digestion plant in Nurney, Co Kildare.
Flogas Enterprise was the first supplier in Ireland to supply biomethane through the gas network to companies like Tesco and Diageo and are now it is bringing this renewable biomethane to the transport sector in Ireland.
Source: Flogas Enterprise