Alain Rousset, president of the regional council of New Aquitaine, and Gil Najid, director of Endesa France, have opened a public access bio-CNG station located in Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse, New Aquitaine. It is the first station of Endesa that supplies 100% bio-CNG and is fed with local biomethane from the Certenergie methanation unit.
This opening is part of Endesa’s NGV development plan in France and Europe, whose objective is to offer solutions for access to natural and renewable gas through a network of public and private stations.
The new station will be open 24/7 and will have capacity for all types of vehicles in its three service lanes, with an area of more than 2,000 m². The refueling time of a heavy vehicle will be less than 15 minutes and less than 5 minutes for a light vehicle.
The financial support of the regional council of New Aquitaine will make it possible to ensure that the pricing of the bio-CNG is made at the same cost as the traditional CNG for 3 years. In fact, the institution compensates the additional cost linked to the consumption of biomethane.
The regional council invested 356,640 euros in the installation of this second station in New Aquitaine. It intends to take advantage of this impulse to create an operational network of CNG/bio-CNG stations to support road transport companies (1,200 companies in New Aquitaine) in their efforts to renew and green their fleets, giving them access to a cheaper and more stable fuel than diesel. The council also wants to install 20 public filling stations and support the conversion of 500 regional freight trucks. In this way, it reaffirms its objective of offering 30% biogas by 2030 and 100% by 2050.