Circle K has announced that it has installed carbon neutral fuel at select Circle K forecourts nationwide for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet.
It comes after Flogas Enterprise signed a contract with Circle K to supply biomethane which can be compressed into a renewable fuel known as BioCNG at its fuelling stations across Ireland.
BioCNG is currently available in Ballysimon Road, Limerick, Cashel Co. Tipperary, and Clonshaugh and Dublin Port in county Dublin.
Brian Connolly, senior fuels manager, Circle K Ireland, commented, “We estimate that since BioCNG 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."
Barry Murphy, commercial director of Flogas Enterprise, said, "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 or HGVs operating on 100% BioCNG can achieve significantly less carbon emissions."
“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 BioCNG 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 BioCNG are, and are now being used by businesses throughout Europe."
The biomethane is sourced at Green Gas Generation’s Anaerobic Digestion plant in Nurney, Co Kildare.
Flogas Enterprise (part of DCC plc) was the first supplier in Ireland to supply biomethane through the gas network to companies such as Tesco and Diageo.