Virginia Transport on a mission to Convert its truck fleet to 100% Renewable Gas

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Flogas Enterprise (the division of the Flogas group that supplies energy to large industrial and commercial customers) is to extend its deal with award winning Cavan based company Virginia International Logistics, supplying the award-winning Cavan-Based logistics company, with biomethane. Flogas is part of DCC plc, the leading international sales, marketing, and support services group. This is the latest example of a DCC business leading their customers to net zero with renewable energy.

This biomethane is used at Virginia International Logistics’ Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station to fuel their CNG trucks.  Biomethane, a renewable form of gas, is generated from the breaking down of organic matter such as food waste, animal slurry and energy crops. The fuel has significant potential to transform business and transport over the coming years. Renewable gas is a direct replacement for natural gas and can be used in CNG-powered vehicles. The biomethane for Virginia International Logistics is sourced from Green Generation in Nurney, County Kildare.

This is one of Virginia International Logistics’ many steps on their journey to cut their carbon emissions and support their sustainability objectives, leading the way within the logistical sector in Ireland. The transport company also recently became the first haulier in Ireland to complete a zero carbon Heavy Goods Vehicle delivery to Europe, whilst fuelled by renewable gas supplied by Flogas Enterprise.

Barry Murphy, Commercial Director of Flogas Enterprise explained: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to work with Virginia International Logistics. Virginia is a company who, like us, recognise the importance of sustainable fuel options. Approximately 20% of Ireland’s total CO2 emissions come from transport, so it’s brilliant to see such forward-thinking measures being implemented”.

Ray Cole, Managing Director of Virginia International Logistics added: “Virginia International Logistics is proud to work with Flogas Enterprise on an ongoing basis. Flogas Enterprise will support our ongoing journey to become more environmentally conscious by supplying the biomethane gas that fuels our fleet.  Corporate and social responsibility is becoming more and more important for large companies, their customers and investors, being able to offer a zero carbon transport solution is a strong differentiator for any business”.

The Government’s Climate Action Plan places heavy emphasis on the value of renewable gas. As part of this plan, CNG stations will be built across the nation. Flogas Enterprise welcomes this move and encourages more hauliers across Ireland to consider using CNG fuel.