Stations Offering BioCNG More Than Doubled This Year
The number of compressed natural gas fueling stations in Germany offering 100% biomethane more than doubled during the first seven months of 2012, to 76, Berlin-based Erdgas Mobil reports. Nearly 230 of the 900 natural gas filling stations in Germany offer renewable natural gas in some proportion.
The organization estimates that biomethane accounts for about 10% of the CNG used in natural gas vehicles in Germany. Given favorable political conditions, the figure could grow to 20% by 2015, according to Erdgas Mobil CEO Dr. Timm Kehler.
“This is a great success,” Kehler said in a release.
Even a 20% share of biomethane equates to a carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 40% compared with gasoline. With 100% biomethane, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by up to 97%.
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