What is Compressed Natural Gas?


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Cleaner and greener fuel

Compressed natural gas is methane compressed to less than 1% of that of standard atmospheric pressure, and used as transport fuel instead of petrol or diesel.

When combusted, CNG produces fewer fumes compared to Euro 6 diesel engines, cutting particulate matter by 100% and nitrogen oxides by 90%, reducing carbon emissions by a quarter.

Improving air quality and noise

CNG is a cleaner alternative to traditional fuels, reducing our impact on the environment and consequently, the air we breathe.

CNG trucks are also 50% quieter than diesel-fuelled counterparts, meaning noise pollution on our streets would also be noticeably reduced if HGVs and buses were to swap diesel for CNG.

It’s also a more affordable option, with prices less sensitive to negative fluctuations than oil.

And it could provide the perfect solution to improving air quality in our cities if it were to become the HGV fuel of choice.

Cleaning up our city

Leeds City

Leeds was named as the UK’s third most polluted city according to 2016 public data and air quality has become a pressing issue for residents and local government.

Using modelling data from the World Health Organisation and regional Public Health, environmental campaigners Global Action Plan predicted around 680 early deaths in Leeds during 2016, due to poor air quality.

To tackle this, Leeds City Council are taking bold action to cut emissions.

They announced a commitment to cut the city’s carbon emissions of 2009 levels by 40%, by the year 2021, and vowed to switch the entire council fleet to alternative fuels by 2025.