Plans submitted for refuelling facility for Culina
Plans have been submitted for a specialised refuelling facility at a Haverhill logistics yard.
St Edmundsbury Borough Council received the planning application for a Bio-LNG refuelling unit which uses a specialised blend of liquefied biomethane and liquefied natural gas.
The refuelling unit, which would include pumps and a storage tank, would be installed in the Culina logistics yard in Iceni Way and would provide a cost-effective and more environmentally safe way for Culina lorries to refuel.
Town clerk, Colin Poole, said: “If it means the lorries are going to be using LNG fuel, it’s a good thing.
“Using that kind of fuel will be better for the environment.”
According to information included in the application, the Bio-LNG fuel is kept at -150 degrees Centigrade.
The refuelling facility will have a storage tank for keeping the gas at cryogenic temperatures.
There will also be an associated pump and dispenser to refuel the trucks.
In order to reduce emissions from their HGVs, Culina is aiming to convert some of their fleet based at Haverhill to run on Bio-LNG.
This will lead to a reduction in carbon emissions of about 25 per cent.