Through its distribution subsidiary Nedgia, Naturgy has put into operation a private natural gas station at the facilities of the Commonwealth of the Pamplona Region (MCP), in the community of Navarra, where water service vehicles will refuel. The new facility has a CNG double hose nozzle that allows the simultaneous refueling of a light vehicle in 3 minutes and of a heavy vehicle in 10 minutes.
In addition to the environmental advantages, the Commonwealth will save, in just one year, more than 31,000 euros (40%) with the use of natural gas, since it is a very competitive fuel from an economic point of view when compared to the diesel and gasoline.
The new service station already supplies the 10 NGVs (6 trucks and 4 vans) belonging to the Integral Water Cycle service, a figure that will grow as the renewal of the fleet advances. It has an availability of 188 kg of CNG for continuous refueling and can satisfy the demand of 12 vans with 17.8 kg of CNG capacity and daily consumption of 5.93 kg, or of 15 trucks with 73.7 kg of CNG capacity and daily consumption of 14.75 kg. The approximate daily natural gas consumption is 292.41 kg, and the compressor offers a flow rate of 30.27 kg/hour.
This opening is part of a comprehensive project in which the MCP is working with Naturgy to generate renewable natural gas. The Commonwealth plans to build two biomethane generation plants that will inject more than 70 GWh of green gas into the Nedgia network, and that will use as raw material biogas from the digestion of urban waste collection and from the digestion of the current Arazuri wastewater treatment plant.
This renewable natural gas will also power garbage collection service trucks and local urban transport buses, which will have their own refueling stations at their respective facilities. With the start-up of this important project, 17,000 tons of CO2 will no longer be emitted into the atmosphere, equivalent to the planting of almost 800,000 trees.
Founded in 1982, the MCP is a local entity made up of 50 municipalities, including Pamplona. It owns the following public services: integral water cycle (supply, sanitation and treatment of wastewater), collection and treatment of waste, regional urban transport, taxi service and river fleet of the region.
Source: Naturgy/Commonwealth of the Pamplona Region