HGV industry delivers ‘A Green Recovery’ with Biomethane


Leading industry trade body in the UK, the Gas Vehicle Network (GVN), has launched a report entitled; A Green Recovery, which is of interest to road transport operators looking to alternative fuels. The report covers aspects on delivering a rapid and cost-effective CO₂ reduction for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), and showcasing that gas as a transport fuel offers a low carbon solution for road haulage.

Commenting on the report Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs, the Gas Vehicle Network said: “Clean, low carbon, renewable gas powered vehicles are an obvious, sustainable solution for the freight and transport industry. GVN statistics show that in 2019 almost 80% of the total dispensed volume of gas for transport fuel was biomethane-a renewable and sustainable low carbon fuel – a 22% increase from 2018,”

“Gas HGVs are a growing sector within the transport industry. Retailers such as Ocado, Waitrose, John Lewis, Argos and DHL are utilising the fuel in their HGV fleets, with the latter committing to go 100% gas by 2028. Logistics companies and parcel carriers such as Howard Tenens and Hermes have also committed to expanding their use of the fuel going forward.”

Our report provides Government and industry with all of the information they need to understand the key benefits of gas as a transport fuel. It is becoming increasingly clear that gas (biomethane) can, and will deliver substantial financial and carbon savings for fleet managers and Government to 2030.”

“To this end, the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Transport Decarbonisation Plan should recommend a role for gas HGVs as a key method for decarbonising heavy goods transport. This will unlock the investment needed to build the required refuelling infrastructure and building back better to create jobs.”

Read the report in full here.