CNG (biomethane) as a fuel for sustainable city distribution. Skånemejerier, Skåne region, Sweden.
Topic of the practice
Encouraging Low Emission Transports
Good Practice Information
CNG (Biomethane) as a Fuel for Sustainable City Distribution is a good example of how to encourage low emission transports. In particular, the main objective has been to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other emissions with negative local impact, such as particles and NOx and also to increase the share of renewable energy used in transport sector by using CNG/biomethane as a vehicle fuel. Replacing diesel in heavy city distribution traffic.
Testing and evaluating “new” technology/vehicles, Development of a filling station network for CNG in Skåne, Increasing the demand for renewable alternatives to CNG = Biomethane.
Evidence of success
The outcomes are that Skånemejerier has so far purchased 22 heavy distribution trucks running in 7 cities in the Skåne region. In four cities, the gas driven trucks are filled up with 100 % biomethane and in three cities with a mixture of 50% biomethane and 50% natural gas. Calculation of yearly reduced emissions because of the switch to CNG in the vehicle fleet has been SO2 160 kg.
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Annex completed on: 10-21-2013