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Biofuel-from-waste supplier to build second station near Bristol

UK biofuel supplier Gasrec has announced it will build its second refuelling station dispensing a blend of biomethane and natural gas near Bristol.

Gasrec provides Bio-LNG, a blend that contains 15% of liquefied biomethane derived from the anaerobic digestion of food waste.

The station will be built at Avonmouth on land adjacent to the M49, M4 and M5 motorways and will be capable of refuelling up to 700 vehicles a day. It is slated for opening in October.

The company claims that in comparison to pure diesel equivalent, Bio-LNG can cut CO2 emissions by a minimum of 20% and mono-nitrogenoxides and particulate matter emissions by 90%, as well as reducing fuel costs by 20-30%.

Doug Leaf, Gasrec commercial development manager, said: “This announcement represents a further step toward our goal of developing a national bio-LNG refuelling network.”

Gasrec opened its first open-access Bio-LNG station (picture above) in presence of transport minister Norman Baker on 23 May in Daventry, and said it planned to open seven more stations by the end of 2015.

With the opening of the station Gasrec’s Bio-LNG became available to the general public, as the company had previously been providing the biofuel only to companies such as UK retailers B&Q and Tesco.

“Our refuelling stations are available for anyone wishing to share the benefits of Bio-LNG to use,” said Leaf. “We think this is important, as it avoids the need for any single company to invest in its own refuelling infrastructure.”

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