AD Fuels specialises in the transportation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to a nationwide client base around the British Isles.
We operate a specialist fleet of dedicated CNG tankers, and all our drivers are highly trained and fully qualified in transporting CNG as a hazardous material in line with ADR requirements.
Compressed Natural Gas is a biogas which is stored at very high pressure. Biogas is a naturally occurring gas produced from the natural decomposition of organic waste, such as food or animal waste. This process is known as Anaerobic Digestion (AD).
CNG is made by purifying and compressing this natural gas, mainly composed of methane, to less than 1 percent of the volume it occupies at standard atmospheric pressure. The gas is then stored and distributed in pressurised, cylindrical containers.
Powering the goods vehicles of the future
CNG is increasingly becoming known as an alternative to damaging fossil fuels like petrol, diesel and propane. CNG combustion produces significantly fewer toxic emissions than traditional fossil fuels (up to 95% less than CO2), therefore reducing air pollution levels by 70-90%.
It is also estimated to be 30-40% cheaper than traditional fuels, giving CNG tremendous potential as a replacement fuel for the road transport industry as the UK government moves towards a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035.
While cars and light goods vehicles move to electric, HGVs are expected to move to CNG and LNG as a cleaner, greener and more efficient alternative.
Supporting natural gas providers with nationwide coverage
AD Fuels currently supports CNG and LNG providers such as Gasrec with delivery into a range of HGV service stations, powering major retail transport operations like Tesco, John Lewis, Ocado, Asda, B&Q, Buffaload and Sainsburys.
We are also well placed to support AD operators who do not currently have the infrastructure necessary to transport their CNG to end users, by transporting AD gas products directly from their site into fuelling stations.
Connecting Anaerobic Digestion operators directly to customers
Virtual pipelines connect ‘off-grid’ natural gas suppliers from their Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants to the end consumer.
‘Off-grid’ generally means a facility does not have the infrastructure to connect them to the main physical pipeline, while ‘on-grid’ providers will usually supply natural gas directly to end consumers.
Virtual pipelines work by providing a bridge between a natural gas supplier and their end customer, which involves transporting their gas through, via tankers.
Since the cost of extending the national grid into rural farms and Anaerobic Digestion sites is generally prohibitive, AD Fuels provides a solution.
We do this by collecting gas directly from their site with specialists Multi Element Gas Containers (MEGCs), and delivering it into gas injection points.
Contact us today to discuss your CNG transportation requirements and find out how our MEGC tankers can support your AD operation.