The first regular line in Spain powered by biomethane was launched with two buses delivered by Scania and operated by Alsa in the Zaragoza Consortium. The vehicles are integral low-floor and are equipped with Scania’s renowned CNG powertrain with which more than 1,000 units already circulate in Spain, with 280 HP and the best torque-power ratio on the market. In addition, they have 1,440-liter fuel tanks allowing ranges of more than 500 km and numerous safety and energy-saving systems.
“This delivery is the consequence of the successful biomethane trial of a previous bus pilot project that covered more than 8,000 km driven by biomethane produced from pig slurry,” explained Ignacio Cortezón, Commercial Director of Buses and Engines at Scania Iberica.
The buses were bodied by Castrosua with the New City model that includes the latest advances with two electric doors, double manual/automatic ramp, cameras, USBs, full led lighting, imitation wood flooring, and anti-covid screen.
The operation in medium and long distance with biomethane is ideal, without limitations of autonomy or power, with contained costs, the greatest reduction currently possible in CO2, always above 80%, and implies a recovery of agricultural and urban waste. This avoids thousands of tons of methane emissions into the atmosphere, which cause the greenhouse effect, and allows to create a zero waste circular economy, generate jobs locally and fix population in rural areas.
Source: Scania Spain