The Gas Vehicle Hub supports the growth of the gas vehicle sector in the UK through providing information on the location of refuelling infrastructure and gas powered fleets together with case studies and gas vehicles available in the UK.
Public and private sector organisations are looking at ways to help accelerate the uptake of cleaner vehicle fuels and technologies in order to reduce harmful emissions (NOx and Particulate Matter) that can significantly impact on air quality and health as well as reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Vehicles using methane or biomethane as a fuel are capable of providing a cost effective option to diesel in reducing road transport emissions, including noise. The use of methane/biomethane powered vehicles is widespread across the world, however, take-up in the UK has been relatively low due partly due to lack of knowledge about vehicle availability but mainly due to the lack of available refuelling infrastructure. However, the situation in the UK is changing with local authorities and logistics companies starting to look at gas vehicles as a viable alternative to diesel, supported by a growing number of publically-available refuelling hubs.
CNG Fuels Launches Renewable Biomethane For HGVs
CNG Fuels as of the 1st of December, has announced the launch of renewable biomethane fuel, the most cost-effective and lowest-carbon alternative to diesel for heavy goods vehicles.
This offers fleet operators, retailers the likes of Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos who have already committed, the opportunity to slash emissions.
Next stage - Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial (LEFLT)
Innovate UK had announced a follow on trial from the Low Carbon Truck Trial - £24 million fund
Applications for the competition have now closed, winning consortiums are expected to be announced in Q1 2017.