Circle K installs carbon neutral fuel

Circle K has announced that it has installed carbon neutral fuel at select Circle K forecourts in Ireland, for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet.

It comes after Flogas Enterprise signed a contract with Circle K to supply biomethane which can be compressed into a renewable fuel known as BioCNG at its fuelling stations across Ireland.

Brian Connolly, senior fuels manager, Circle K Ireland, commented, “We estimate that since BioCNG has been available at the four Circle K outlets, almost 4,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, have been saved, that’s equivalent to over 40,000 carbon neutral kilometres."

Barry Murphy, commercial director of Flogas Enterprise, said, "Ireland’s commercial transport fleet makes up just 3% of vehicles on the road nationwide yet is responsible for approximately a fifth of transport’s carbon emissions.