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Flogas Opens First Bio-CNG Refuelling Self-Service Station In Republic Of Ireland

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Flogas Opens First Bio-CNG Refuelling Self-Service Station In Republic Of Ireland

Flogas today announced the official opening of the Republic of Ireland’s first-ever dedicated Bio-CNG refuelling self-service station.

The DCC company noted that the new station will support large companies that want to make the switch to Bio-CNG and reduce their Scope 3 emissions.

Located at FoodCentral, in St Margaret’s, North Co. Dublin, the 2,900-square-metre site can refuel up to 50 HGVs per day from one dual-sided high-speed dispenser.

When the station is at full utilisation, it will cut over 9,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, compared to diesel-fuelled HGVs.

The news comes after the government published its new National Biomethane Strategy, which supports the delivery of up to 5.7 terawatt-hours (TWh) of indigenously produced biomethane by 2030.

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

‘Important Transition Measure’

Speaking at the opening of the new station, the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Ossian Smyth, said, “Renewable fuels are an important transition measure for transport decarbonisation until we realise the shift to zero-emission solutions.

“Flogas’s Bio-CNG refuelling station can play a role in supporting businesses who choose to reduce their carbon emissions using Bio-CNG.”

The managing director at Flogas, John Rooney, added, “As we stand at the forefront of Ireland’s sustainable-energy revolution, Flogas is proud to unveil the Republic of Ireland’s first-ever dedicated Bio-CNG refuelling self-service station.

“Bio CNG for heavy goods vehicles can cut carbon emissions by up to 90% and can reduce the lifetime vehicle costs compared to diesel vehicles, which is in line with DCC’s strategy – ‘cleaner energy in your power.’

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“We would encourage any business thinking of making the switch to Bio-CNG to get in touch with our dedicated team of energy experts at Flogas.”

Karen Doyle, the head of business at Gas Networks Ireland, said, “We are delighted to support Flogas in the opening of the Republic of Ireland’s first dedicated Bio-CNG refuelling station, part of our Causeway Programme, which will play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions from the commercial transport sector.

“With three more public stations in development, we are delivering a network of stations offering a low-carbon fuel alternative to diesel for Ireland’s commercial fleet.”

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