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New biogas refuelling station officially opens in Dublin

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Transport companies who power heavy goods vehicles on renewable compressed natural gas will from today be able to fill up at Ireland’s first dedicated Bio CNG refuelling stop located in north Co Dublin.

The new station will be operated by Flogas which supplies renewable biomethane to transport in Ireland, as well as being a commercial and industrial energy supplier.

Located at FoodCentral in St Margaret’s, the company says the 2,900sq.m site can refuel up to 50 HGVs per day from one dual sided high-speed dispenser and when the station is at full utilisation, it will cut over 9,000 tonnes of C02 emissions per annum compared to diesel fuelled HGVs.

The company says Bio-CNG for HGVs cuts carbon emissions by up to 90%.

The news comes after the Government recently published its new National Biomethane Strategy to support the delivery of up to 5.7 Terrwatt Hours (TWh) of indigenously produced biomethane by 2030.

Bio-CNG will support the decarbonisation of Ireland’s road haulage sector, responsible for 20.7% of the total road transport emissions in Ireland.

The renewable fuel for the station will come from Irish and European anaerobic digestion (AD) plants.

Flogas is the only energy supplier in Ireland approved under the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme for the supply of Bio-CNG.

The Renewable Gas Certification scheme aims to verify claims made by companies supplying renewable fuels to heavy duty vehicle and equipment operators regarding their product’s GHG emission savings and provenance of raw material feedstocks.

The new site will be operated by Certa, a sister company of Flogas, and will be open 24/7.

Flogas already supplies renewable biomethane to four Circle K refuelling pumps across Ireland.

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