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Food Waste Is Now Powering British Trucks

  • CNG Fuels is building five new biomethane filling stations
  • Vehicles running on biomethane emit lower greenhouse gases
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Bread crusts, apple cores and banana peels will soon become a bigger source of fuel for British commercial vehicles.

CNG Fuels, the largest supplier to the U.K.’s growing fleet of trucks that run on compressed natural gas, is building five filling stations dispensing biomethane, the company said Thursday in a statement. The form of natural gas is produced from the decomposition of food scraps and other organic waste rather than being extracted from underground.