Trial vehicles run on landfill gas can now fill up at the first fuel station in London to supply the gas.
The filling station, which has just opened in Camden, is part of a six month trial to run street cleansing vehicles on compressed biomethane (CBM) made from landfill gas.
Veolia Environmental Services is using the CBM vehicles for street cleansing in the borough. The opening of the depot, by Camden Council and landfill gas processor Gasrec, will make refuelling easier for the company. It also presents the opportunity for the council to fuel its own fleet vehicles.
Veolia Environmental Services managing director group technical services Keith Riley said: Having this fuelling station will mean that we can have a reliable supply of biomethane fuel to the vehicle.
Gasrec chief executive officer Richard Lilleystone said: This step makes concrete the infrastructure for our trial and also lays the foundations for possible further collaboration with Camden Council. It helps underscore the potential for further commercial fleets.
Camden Council Executive Member for Environment Chris Knight said: The opening of the capitals first bio-gas refuelling station here in Camden is a massive achievement as bio-methane is seen as one of the most climate friendly fuels around today. If this trial proves successful we aim to fuel part of Camden Councils own fleet, helping to protect the environment and save money.
Image:L- R Gasrec development manager Doug Leaf, Leader of Camden Council Keith Moffatt and Veolia Environmental Services managing director group technical services Keith Riley.