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Development of Europe’s First CNG Transport Network Underway in Ireland

NUI Galway and Gas Networks Ireland will work together to lead a brand new transportation revolution by introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable gas for vans, buses and trucks.

The Causeway project will see the growth of a natural gas transport refuelling network in Ireland. The mission will guide a universal national roll-out of 70 CNG filling stations. Further to this, a renewable gas injection facility will be constructed in 2018.

The delivery of 14 fast-fill natural gas stations within the first roll-out will be the main important deployment of CNG refuelling infrastructure in Ireland.

This will introduce renewable gas into the natural gas network for the first time. The work that is undertaken in Ireland will be monitored and documented by NUI Galway. This study will then be reported back to gas operators throughout Europe and will support in the development of similar projects across the continent.

Causeway additionally marks a first for NUI Galway, as this is the primary time that the University has been a success in securing a funding application from the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility. The Causeway project acquired approval for €6.5 million co-funding from the European Commission.

“The development of a natural gas transport network will significantly decarbonize Ireland’s commercial fleet. CNG, and the soon to be introduced renewable gas, will play a major role in making transport in Ireland cleaner,” stated Denis O’Sullivan, Head of Commercial at Gas Networks Ireland.

Source: Gas Networks Ireland