UK fuel supplier Gasrec said it plans to increase the size of its bio-LNG tanker fleet over the next twelve months in order to meet the growing demand for the fuel.
Transport and logistics companies are increasingly opting to switch to bio-LNG as more sustainable alternative to diesel but also to lower costs, Gasrec said.
To meet the rising demand, the firm has recently taken delivery of its third cryogenic trailer from Bradford-based M1 Engineering.
In addition, it has two more in build for completion in the next few months, followed by three tankers in the second half of the year.
Distribution partner Reynolds Logistics will operate the tri-axle tankers, which can each carry up to 20 tonnes of bio-LNG, according to Gasrec.
Moreover, the vehicles will serve Gasrec refueling stations across the UK, operating in conjunction with its Volvo FM LNG tractor units.
“Bio-LNG is stepping up to become the new fuel driving heavy truck sales within the most sustainable fleets,” James Westcott, chief commercial officer at Gasrec, said.
“Just as we’ve been expanding our team and planning new refuelling sites, this investment will ensure our tankers can keep pace with rising demand for what is currently the only truly sustainable alternative fuel for long-haul trucks,” he said.
Fleets transitioning to renewables are playing a key role in helping to meet the UK government’s voluntary target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from HGVs by 15 percent by 2025, Gasrec said.