Roadgas is the UK’s leading supplier of natural gas and biomethane refuelling station infrastructure. Established in 2007, they work to decarbonise transport fleets, providing a complete supply solution that meets the bespoke needs of fleet operators throughout the country.
Roadgas design the refuelling station around the needs of their customer and are proud to fuel greener fleets for greener futures. They are committed to developing biogas infrastructure throughout the UK and to delivering clean yet cost-effective solutions that drive operations forward and were proud to share their story at the Planet Mark Zero Carbon Tour in Nottingham earlier in the year.
The Roadgas vision is to support partners and clients with gas refuelling infrastructure installation to enable them to enjoy the freedom to purchase biogas from any source. This allows clients to monitor availability, cost structure and profitability. Roadgas offers the ‘best fit’ solution for its clients and supports them to improve air quality and reduce environmental impacts. By providing cost-effective solutions such as leased equipment for the temporary storage of gas, Roadgas can help to improve economic and emission performance ahead of a decision to install a permanent gas refuelling station. From the design, build and installation of biogas refuelling stations, to real-time monitoring and support, maintenance and servicing, the Roadgas team is committed to offering premium infrastructure and equipment that is right for individual fleet operators of any size.
Roadgas work with Local Authorities with large urban transport systems, refuse collection networks and private companies. They provide invaluable support to reduce harmful emissions and fuel costs. Funding/subsidies together with advice and support of Roadgas helps drive fleets that are greener, quieter and more cost-effective.
Moy Park is a leading example. As one of the UK’s top 15 food companies, they supply products to leading retailer/food service providers across the country. With a large fleet, they needed to find a workable fuelling solution to achieve their sustainability goals.
Roadgas designed and built the twin on-site refuelling stations to support the fleet to run on 100% Bio-Methane. They supply and manage the delivery of the Bio-methane, provide 24/7 service/maintenance support & deliver extensive training to those involved in the refuelling operation. The creation of Bio-Methane through the anaerobic digestion process means that Moy Park can take advantage of maximum greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Bio-Methane gas expended as a result of processing waste is collected for use as vehicle fuel while solids can be used as fertiliser. The ‘circular economy’ at its best. Roadgas believes this process will eventually lead to negative greenhouse gases in vehicular transport and are proud to support companies like Moy Park to develop their business ethically and sustainably.
My advice to any business looking to make sustainable changes is to keep it simple and set achievable goals.
It is common for people to overthink things and try to make big changes which then become overcomplicated and unworkable. This can lead to disappointment and disillusionment.
It is easy then to give up and think that the efforts that you are making won’t really make a difference. But everyone making small steps to remove the carbon from their operations will add up to a massive difference.
The Planet Mark Zero Carbon Tour is a fantastic example of how SMEs can share their stories to motivate and inspire each other to keep moving forward to find solutions and new ways of working.
Reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions is relatively straightforward if you keep focused on what you, as a company, want to achieve.
A key factor in success is harnessing passion. Finding someone within the company, not necessarily a manager or leader, who has the enthusiasm to communicate what action is being taken and why, will go a long way to engaging the team and making progress. Open discussion and dialogue promotes change from within.
Making changes can be initially time-consuming and require some thought and planning around resources and implementation. But once set up these changes can actually save time and money. As a company we have made simple swaps such as replacing single-use plastic water bottles with a water filter system, replacing lighting, recycling printer cartridges, and changing our energy to a renewable supplier. Taking about why we are making the changes and the effect that they are having is important to motivate everyone to keep going and builds confidence that we are doing the right thing.
One frustrating aspect is that all measurements can be recorded in different ways – hours, kWh etc which can be tricky when making comparisons and recording impact.
Our ‘business as usual’ is helping to decarbonise transport fleets. We are therefore able to monitor the impact our business has on the companies we work with, and Moy Park is a great example, saving over 5 600 tonne of carbon annually.
Moy Park's fuel usage per day.
Carbon reductions – based on the daily kilometres travelled and the associated journeys in transport using sustainable fuels.