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New LNG refuelling station for Asda Avonmouth

25 March 2014 #CV Sector #News #Truck

News from BOC: BOC has announced the opening of a new dedicated dual fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling station at Asda Logistics Services’ (ALS) chill distribution centre in Avonmouth, near Bristol.

The station incorporates the latest zero loss refuelling technology, developed by BOC, a member of The Linde Group. This uses cryogenic cooling to ‘temperature-condition’ the fuel just prior to dispensing.

The refuelling station will support the UK supermarket chain’s fleet of 50 dual fuel Volvo trucks at the site and is the latest development in Asda’s transport sustainability strategy, which includes a target to reduce emissions from its transport fleet by 60% between 2005 and 2015.

Corinne Murphy, National Fleet Manager for Asda Logistics Services commented, “The transition from diesel to BOC’s dual fuel technology has been extremely smooth. Alternative fuels are an important part of Asda’s green agenda and working with BOC and Volvo will help us deliver our 10% absolute carbon footprint reduction by 2015.”

Mark Lowe LNG Business Manager, BOC, said, “BOC is proud to be working with Asda as a partner on this important, environmentally friendly alternative to diesel. By working closely with Asda and Volvo, BOC has been able to deliver a consistently high quality refuelling service and our partnership demonstrates BOC’s long-term commitment to play an active part in the transition to low-carbon transport.”

Dual fuel is an innovative technology that allows natural gas to be used in conjunction with diesel, reducing the total consumption of diesel and cutting CO2 emissions. LNG typically accounts for up to 60% of total fuel consumption for a dual-fuel vehicle. Diesel produces around 2.6 kg of CO2 for every litre burned, whereas LNG when used with diesel in a dual fuel vehicle typically reduces CO2 emissions between 10% and 14%.

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