“It was a long way to this milestone, but finally it’s done,” said Birgit Maria Wöber, managing director of Gibgas. “The currently available infrastructure can provide basic care for CNG in Germany. With reasonable planning effort, it is easily possible that the whole country can now be driven using natural gas vehicles.”
Gibgas’ report also states that 21% of all CNG filling stations throughout the country commercialize a natural gas/biomethane mix of different proportions. Moreover, there are 38 fueling points offering pure biomethane, which reduces CO2 emissions by around 90 percent compared to gasoline.
Last month, Berlin’s main natural gas vendor Gasag opened a biogas plant that will supply German capital’s CNG fueling sites. It can produce up to 700 standard cubic meters of biomethane.