The country’s third and fourth fast, compressed natural gas (CNG) stations opened in Dublin and Limerick.
The new stations are strategically capable of filling up 50 heavy vehicles (HVVs) per day, strategically to support popular highways in the Clone and Lisbon Road in the city of Liblin.
Renewable gases for HGVs, the only alternative to fossil fuels, are not currently available in electric solutions.
The new stations will enable transport and shipping operators to convert fuel from diesel to CNG into network renewable gases, including biomethane and hydrogen, to embark on sustainable transport.
Transport currently accounts for 42% of Ireland’s energy use, making it the country’s largest energy source.
It is also one of the most difficult areas to produce. HGVs and buses generate only 4% of road traffic here, but 30% of road traffic emissions.
Certified international technologies, such as compressed natural gas (CNG), and renewable gases, biomethane and hydrogen, could all play a role in easing the country’s transportation sector.
Virginia International Logistics became the first powerhouse in Ireland to complete the supply of zero-carbon HGV in Europe using a 1000 km round trip to KEN in northern France.
The new CNG stations at Circle K Clonshaugh and Circle K Ballysimon Road, alongside Dublin Harbor and Cashel Stations, will further enhance natural gas capacity, according to Cub K.
“The expansion of our CNG stations and the development of our EVD charging facilities are both key components of our overall sustainability agenda and we plan to make further improvements in the coming months and years,” he said.
According to Ian Oflin, head of trade and corporate affairs for Ireland’s gas networks, the country’s commercial transport sector is one of the most difficult to extract from decarbon.
“But today we are working with exporters and law enforcement operators to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce renewable gas on the road,” Mr Oflin said.
“CNG stations are directly connected to the national gas network and CNG vehicles have a guarantee for the future of biometry in Ireland. We are supporting suppliers and shipping operators to provide a continuous transition by providing a network of CNG gas stations. Gas-powered vehicles, ”he said.