CNG Transportation

Specialists in the transport of compressed and liquified natural gas

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.

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We're Experts at Biogas transportation

We specialise in the transportation of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), which are set to become a cost-efficient alternative fuel for HGVs when the UK government intends to end the manufacture of new petrol and diesel vehicles in 2035.

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Contact us today to find out how we can deliver your gas needs and support your recycling operations with our specialist fleet.

Our Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About AD Fuels

Andrew Court Renewables Operations & Projects Manager at SGN

"Since the opening of Portsdown Hill Injection Hub in 2014 AD Fuels have safely delivered millions of kilograms of biomethane into the network. Their exemplary record of safe and efficient deliveries is demonstration to that of a company that puts the safety of their employees at the forefront of everything they do. With attention to detail and a personal touch, the communication and experience of AD Fuels delivery and office staff set the aside from all their competitors. It is a pleasure to deal with their team on a daily basis."

David Ballantyne Commercial Director at Molgas

“AD Fuels are an independent haulier in a unique industry and are well placed to support the growth of Molgas in the UK. Molgas have developed a working relationship with AD Fuels and have involved them in their LNG requirements in the UK. Their service levels are impeccable and they are instrumental in the continued supply to our UK contracts. Molgas highly recommend the service, commitment to safety and friendly staff at AD Fuels

Scott Bartlett Operations Manager at White Land Solutions

“Excellent customer service and competitive prices. White Land Solutions have been working with AD Fuels as our transport partner for the last three years. They offer excellent customer service and competitive prices. We have established a high degree of trust in them, and we know that when we book our haulage needs, we will get first class treatment. The team are always helpful and proactive. We would highly recommend them and look forward to a continued long-term working partnership.”