Ireland's First Dedicated Bio-CNG Refueling Self-Service Station Now Open

Flogas, part of DCC plc, has officially opened Ireland's first ever dedicated Bio-CNG refueling self-service station. Flogas, a commercial and industrial energy supplier and supplier of renewable biomethane to transport in Ireland, said this new self-service station will support large companies who want to make the switch to Bio-CNG and reduce their Scope 3 emissions.
John Rooney and Ossian Smyth

This 2,900 square meter site can refuel up to 50 HGVs per day from one dual sided high-speed dispenser. When the station is at full utilization, it will cut over 9,000 tons of C02 emissions per year compared to diesel fueled HGVs.

The news comes after the Government recently published its new National Biomethane Strategy to support the delivery of up to 5.7 Tera Wat Hour (TWh) of indigenously produced biomethane by 2030. Bio-CNG will support the decarbonization of Ireland's road haulage sector, responsible for 20.7% of the total road transport emissions in Ireland.

The renewable fuel for the station will come from Irish and European anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. Flogas is the only energy supplier in Ireland approved under the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme for the supply of Bio-CNG.

The Renewable Gas Certification scheme ensures transparency and accountability, as the biomethane will be meticulously tracked in the supply chain. This dedicated Bio-CNG station is another renewable market first for Flogas having already been the first energy supplier in Ireland to supply biomethane through the gas network to Diageo in 2020.

"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," said John Rooney, Managing Director at Flogas. 

Operated by Certa, a sister company to Flogas, this self-service station will offer convenient access to Bio-CNG 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will support companies with existing Bio-CNG HGV fleets and those looking to make the switch.

Flogas already supplies renewable biomethane to four Circle K refueling pumps across Ireland. This is a new business division and Flogas plans to roll out more Bio-CNG stations with its industrial and commercial customers in the future, to support them with their Scope 3 emissions reduction plans.

The new Flogas Bio-CNG refueling self-service station is supported by Gas Networks Ireland's Causeway project, which has to date delivered a network of high capacity fast-fill CNG stations nationwide, developed a renewable gas injection facility, deployed a fleet of CNG vehicles and made a CNG vehicle fund available to businesses in Ireland.

Gas Networks Ireland's Head of Business Development, Karen Doyle 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 Program, 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."


PHOTO: John Rooney, Managing Director at Flogas and Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications Ossian Smyth TD.

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