About Us

Specialists in the transport of compressed and liquified natural gas

Leading the way in renewable fuel transportation

AD Fuels (which stands for Anaerobic Digestion Fuels) was founded at the beginning of 2018 by a team of transport experts specialising in high consequence dangerous goods and the waste recycling industries including landfill gases.

As a lean, agile, and relationship-driven business we have proven ourselves on a growing reputation for our rapid and flexible response. In-depth sector knowledge coupled with exceptional customer service has helped us forge lasting relationships with our clients.

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Our Mission
“is to support our customers and to provide a resilient solution to the overall LNG, CNG, LCO2, LH2 & CH2 supply chain by investing in our own assets to support the industry in its peak and accelerating requirements”.

A Adaptable

D Decisive

F Forward Thinking

U Unity

E Environmentally Friendly

L Leading Edge

S Safety First / Safety Always

Road map

Our Company History

2012
UK First

First company in the UK to complete a virtual pipeline biomethane injection into the grid.

2017
Mega Hauling

The team have hauled over 35 million m3 of CNG via Virtual Pipeline AD Facilities along with various other projects across the UK and Ireland.

2018
AD Fuels Founded

AD Fuels (which stands for Anaerobic Digestion Fuels) was founded at the beginning of 2018 by a team of transport experts specialising in hazardous goods and waste recycling industries.

2019
Pioneers

Introduced the first LNG tanker into the UK operated by an independent. At that time there were only 17 Tankers in the UK.

2019
Independence

The first independent company to be granted access to the National Grid Isle of Grain LNG Road Loading Terminal.

2020
Time for Growth

The exponential growth began. By the end of the year AD Fuels became the largest LNG & CNG hauler in the UK.

2021
Go to Company

We became the "go-to" company for all things CNG & LNG and formed relationships with majors.

2022
Projections

Future projection agreed by the board. Specific immediate attention on LCo2. and the long-term LH2 as a future fuel.

2035
Ban on New Petrol & Diesel Sales

UK government intends to end the manufacture and sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in 2035.

Our Team

Meet Our Industry Experts

The AD Fuels team have extensive capabilities in road transport operations, spanning more than 50 years’ experience in fleet management, logistics and hazardous substances.

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Jon Mayes

Managing Director

Managing Director Jon Mayes has been in the haulage industry since 1992 beginning his career with a large family construction and plant hire business in the South of England; FL Gamble & Sons Limited. Jon was involved with all areas of the business before finally running the highly regarded Railway Department. As Railway Operations Manager Jon managed 175 pieces of construction and rail equipment, a fleet of low-loaders and more than 150 employees – £45m Turnover.

Jon then moved to the UK’s leading Rail Plant company Hydrex who had National coverage. Jon managed their Head Office operation in West Drayton, London and delivered key rail contracts within the Central London area, CrossRail & ThamesLink and supporting major organisations such as Jarvis Rail, Carillion, Network Rail & Balfour Beatty – Turnover £125m.

As a qualified Transport Manager Jon then headed up Viridor Waste Management’s 25-year West Sussex County Council Public Funded Investment. A role which saw him gain several waste recycling qualifications and manage a number of Household Recycling Centers and Transfer Stations along with 35 HGV’s, 30 trailers, 50 staff – £18m Turnover.

Jon is now responsible for the day-to-day operation of AD Fuels as well as driving projects from concept to completion, working in a bespoke, niche and sometimes challenging environment. With a degree in leadership & management Jon has the passion to drive the AD Fuels business forward in a buoyant and exciting industry.

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Trevor Gamble

Chairman

Trevor as Operations Director spent forty years working at all levels within the family business.  At the time of sale, the business had a workforce of 550 personnel, and a turnover of £45 million.

In 2000 Trevor was invited by the Secretary of State to join the Construction Industry Training Board, a board responsible for the management £150 million budget.

He held the post for eleven years retiring in 2011.  At the same time holding the post of Chairman of The Construction Plant Competence Scheme from 2005 to the present day.

The scheme is responsible for developing training qualifications and certification to 200.000 plus plant operatives in the industry.

For his contribution to the above Trevor was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2013.

He currently holds a CPC in National Road Haulage.

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Mick Brown

Operations Director

Transport Director Mick Brown has been working in transport since 1982 in many different in roles and industries. Mick has worked at all levels throughout his career and gained knowledge and appreciation of every role within the transport industry.

In 1987 Mick passed his HGV class 1, this began a 23-year exemplary driving career where Mick achieved ROSPA Gold commendation, amongst many other accolades.

In 2010 Mick moved into an office-based role whilst in the employment of Viridor Waste Management.

In 2012 Mick qualified as a Transport Manager. Mick’s role at Viridor was the Transport coordinator, responsible for the logistical movements of a fleet of 35 HGV’s, 30 trailers and 50 staff.
Mick now manages the logistical operations of this rapidly growing niche LNG, CNG, LCO2 gas transportation business.

An aspiration of Mick’s is that all vehicle movements are planned as economical and environmentally as possible.

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Paul Sison

Health & Safety Manager

My career started in the Royal Engineers EOD squadron for six years followed by working in a variety of operational Management roles within the waste, recycling, and power generation & energy recovery sector.

Sita Waste Management arranged a five-year fixed term placement with Surrey County Council with responsibility for project assessment, ENTRUST registration and auditing under the Landfill Tax Regulations. The 165 projects ranged from historic building renovation like Farnham Castle, Surrey University research projects and large environmental conservation projects. Having worked in both public and private sectors I was appointed Head of Research & Development for a charity working within the prison service. The purpose was to create social enterprises aimed at providing employment opportunities persistent offenders and prisoners with no prospect of a release date.

The next 30 years I was employed through various transitions as a Health & Safety advisor for Viridor Wate Management Ltd with responsibility for 54 sites including water treatment plants, landfill sites, gas extraction / power generation facilities and waste and recycling processing plants and AD operations. In later years I specialised in major fire investigations and life changing injury / fatality investigations. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management and a Chartered Environmentalist also NEBOSH qualified. When Viridor was sold to Biffa I undertook some consultancy work for AD Fuels Ltd producing the DSEAR assessment required for submission to HSE. I was so impressed with the company’s commitment to continuous improvement that I stayed.

I have been married 27 years and have four grownup boys one still at home.

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Jof Brown

Fleet Manager

Jof Brown has spent over 35 years in the transportation industry and grew up in transport-based family business, as well as spending many years working for major companies such as TNT, Brake Brothers & Maritime Transport, as well as European theatrical transportation companies, initially as a driver but progressing through to management level.

He then joined Viridor Waste Management, working on the West Sussex County Council PFI contract initially as a member of Jon Maye’s management team to eventually becoming the Transport Manager of the logistics section of the contract upon Jon’s departure from company to become the leading force of AD Fuels.

With the skills and experiences gained from many years of operating and managing transport operations and also specialized skills in the fleet management sector, Jof is now responsible for the AD Fuels fleet and its compliance and safe standards of operation.

Making use of his many qualifications, including his Certificate of Professional Competence, FORS Practitioner accreditation, IOSH qualification and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) training, he believes in the ethics and visions of the AD Fuels business and strives to play an important role in the development of the company to become the leading force in logistics of the future fuels industry.

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Louise Daly

Transport Manager

Louise Daly started her career working in the Waste Haulage Industry at Viridor Waste Management’s 25-year West Sussex County Council Public Funded Investment. Where she carried out several roles over 5 years based in the Head office, Transport office and onsite the Household Recycling Sites.

Louise moved overseas to New Zealand to a company called TransDiesel providing Sales, Service, and Support for Volvo & Yanmar machinery in the Agriculture, Forestry & Mining Industry.

Part of the role also involved managing a team of 10 Technicians on the day to day running of workload as well as face to face with customers.

Keeping within New Zealand, Louise took a new opportunity to join Land Rover & Jaguar in the Service and Workshop department. Gaining product knowledge for her customers as well as managing a team of 14 Technicians.  Louise moved back to the UK where she carried on working for Land Rover & Jaguar in her hometown in the same role.

AD Fuels was Louise’s next chapter where she gained her Transport Managers CPC.

Louise is now responsible for the day-to-day operations at AD Fuels as well as keeping the driver’s compliance up to date. Louise is still learning new things every day in this industry and is privileged to be a part of it.

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Martin Rivers

Marketing Director

Member of IFT. Initially trained as an accountant, Martin branched out into corporate restructuring work because
the urgent nature of corporate distress appealed to his passion for problem solving in companies and organisations that required urgent and immediate turnaround.

His career now spanning over 30 years has taken him into many and various sectors of economic activity.

In his restructuring appointments he has acted as Director and at times Managing Director roles. Changing outcomes in very difficult situations has given him a wealth of experience of all conceivable problems that affect companies at various stages of their life. Corporate restructuring invariably requires strong management and decisive action and he specialises in both.

Within his CV are appointments in larger private companies ranging from very small circa £2m of revenues up to larger private companies whose revenues have exceeded £500m.

Martin has also worked on behalf of Venture Capital organisations and many larger insolvency firms,
bringing extensive cash management skills to severe liquidity situations. He has experience of all
stakeholder pressures from shareholder, through staff and creditors and on occasions has worked
directly for several banks where their exposure he was tasked to reduce on an urgent timeframe.

In 2017 along with the AD Fuels senior management Martin approached our Parent company to
establish CNG gas transportation out of the financial distress of a large AD Plant facility and
successfully transitioned the business into the independent company that now is established as the
market leader in CNG including (virtual pipeline), LNG and CO2 transportation.

He believes that the potential for the transportation of greener energy and making sure it can get to market is so far underestimated that as an independent company AD Fuels is extremely well positioned to grow into what is becoming a very exciting space in this world of climate change pressures.

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Ben Burt

Training Business Partner

Ben left University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science and continued the position he held within the European Relocation Company. Here he was foreman to 30 staff and ran operations on sites all over Europe. 

Ben took an opportunity in 2016 to work for a CNG Distribution company called Farm fuels.

Here he gained 3 years’ experience, working as a driver transporting CNG in different style CNG trailers and from different sites. Ben was involved in the delivery of CNG to the injection facility at Portsdown hill, running full loads continuously on a 24-hour rota.

Ben transferred from Farm fuels to his current workplace at Ad Fuels where he carried out an integral role in the introduction of LNG into the company. Continuing to transport CNG and LNG until 2021, Ben became the company trainer. This involved gaining driver training and general trainer qualifications. The role involved setting up procedures and overseeing any new processes, sites, and drivers into the company.

April 2022 a full-time position as training business partner was offered to Ben involving a purely training role. This role works closely with the health and safety Manager and oversees all training and any implementation of new processes within the company, encompassing Ben’s knowledge and experience.

All new drivers pass through the necessary training and once ready, undergo the companies’ assessments held by Ben to undergo further work within AD Fuels.

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Steve Ely

Financial Director

Steve, our commercial director, brings over 30 years logistics background incorporating fast growth businesses, acquisitions, business unit sales and contract development.

With his granular approach to problem solving, his experience and skill helps AD Fuels in its procurement efficiency together with ensuring solid structure creation to allow for business growth and development.

Why LNG Trucks?

Choosing LNG means choosing for the future

LNG offers a cleaner, quieter and cheaper drive, without losing the benefits of a normal truck. Currently, several manufacturers (Iveco, Scania and Volvo) offer powerful LNG trucks which match a diesel truck in terms of performance and efficiency, but also contribute to creating a cleaner world.

LNG trucks are even considerably cleaner than Euro-VI diesel trucks; the CO2 emission is 17% lower and there is less health damage caused by dust particles and NOx. Transport using LNG already meets the strict European emission standards set for freight transport, without the need for additional measures such as the use of particulate filters. Trucks that run on LNG are also up to 75% quieter than diesel trucks.

One of their biggest advantages, however, is that they are extremely cost-effective, using on average 10-15% less fuel than a diesel equivalent.

Why CNG Trucks?

CNG MEANS A CLEANER FUTURE

CNG offers a cleaner, quieter and cheaper drive, without losing the benefits of a normal truck. Currently, several manufacturers (Iveco, Scania and Volvo) offer powerful CNG trucks which match a diesel truck in terms of performance and efficiency, but also contribute to creating a cleaner world.

CNG trucks are even considerably cleaner than Euro-VI diesel trucks; the CO2 emission is 17% lower and there is less health damage caused by dust particles and NOx. Transport using CNG already meets the strict European emission standards set for freight transport, without the need for additional measures such as the use of particulate filters. Trucks that run on CNG are also up to 75% quieter than diesel trucks.

One of their biggest advantages, however, is that they are extremely cost-effective, using on average 10-15% less fuel than a diesel equivalent.

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Accreditations

Helping gas suppliers deliver alternative fuels to the transport industry Committed to safety and service excellence

Understanding that these natural gasses will become an essential fuel for heavy haulage operators in the coming decade, AD Fuels became the first independent company in the UK to operate an LNG Tanker – one of only 17 in the country (accurate as at Jan 2019) – loading directly from the National Grid, Grain LNG.

Today, we support some of the sector’s largest natural gas suppliers, including Air Liquide, GasRec and Molgas amongst others, and are on course to more than quadruple our tanker fleet by 2021 as part of our vision to become the leading independent transporter of LNG and CNG.

AD Fuels are fully committed to delivering the highest standards of service and safety to our customers.

We are proud to hold full accreditations with the Driver Vehicle Standard Agency (DVSA), ISO, Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC), Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (DGSA), Freight Transport Association (FTA).

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DVSA Earned Recognition

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UK LNG

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ISO 45001, 9001 and 14001

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ADR

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ADBA Member

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iGEM Member