This means that NGVs will be saving 90% CO2 compared with petrol-driven vehicles. In addition, it allows that the almost 100 CNG buses in Stadtwerke Augsburg’s bus fleet drive almost CO2-neutral in normal operation.
Verbio biomethane is produced exclusively from agricultural waste (without the use of foodstuffs) and processed to the quality of natural gas. The advantages are that the fuel price stays the same and CO2 emissions can be cut even further.
“After Augsburg became the model city in Germany for the introduction of natural gas as a fuel 15 years ago, we are once again taking the lead by introducing biomethane”, said Stadtwerke Augsburg CEO, Claus Gebhardt. “We will not have any negative effect on consumption, engine output or engines wear”, he added.
In turn, Claus Sauter, CEO of Verbio AG, explained: “We are fulfilling two important requirements with our product: bio natural gas is available to consumers at no extra charge while offering maximum climate protection. The growing number of municipalities and companies which are choosing our new bio fuel produced is proof that these two factors ideally complement each other.”
With more than 1,600 vehicles, Augsburg has the Germany’s largest density of NGVs, which can be serve in 900 natural gas stations throughout the country.
Source: Verbio AG