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Peter Boisen, 1941-2013

March 16, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

NGVA Europe Founder, Honorary Chair Dead in Sweden

Peter Boisen, ex-Volvo executive, staunch advocate of natural gas vehicles and biomethane, chairman of the European Natural Gas Vehicle Association from 2003-2007 and a founder of NGVA Europe, passed away in Sweden on March 11.

Peter Boisen in Brussels in 2006

Peter Boisen in Brussels in 2006

Boisen had suffered from brain cancer since December 2011, yet according to NGVA Europe had been “deeply involved in our work and activities until the very last moment.

“We, as staff, appreciated very much his enormous dedication… acting from the shadow and respecting our work and decisions.” Boisen was honorary chairman at NGVA Europe.

‘Passion and Technical Acumen’

“My father had an enormous passion for the work that NGVA Europe performs,” said his daughter, Frida Boisen. Until his recent illness, “He was the fittest man I have known,” she told F&F.

“The news of Peter Boisen’s passing earlier this week has greatly saddened the global natural gas vehicle industry,” said NGV Global chair and Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance president Alicia Milner.

Peter Boisen as photographed by Eugene Pronin of Gazprom and NGVRus during a visit to a biogas plant in Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2008

Peter Boisen as photographed by Eugene Pronin during a visit to a biogas plant in Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2008

“Peter was a tremendous contributor to the industry and a vocal advocate for the use of renewable natural gas to lessen the harmful impact of vehicle emissions. His passion and technical acumen will not be forgotten,” Milner said.

Memorial Service on March 22

“With his NGV efforts Peter was building a new, cleaner and safer world,” said Eugene Pronin of Gazprom and Moscow-based NGVRus. “His contribution to the development of the European and global NGV markets cannot be overestimated, nor shall it be underestimated.

“We express our deepest compassion to his family and colleagues.”

A memorial service will be held in Orust, Sweden, this coming Friday, March 22.

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Source: NGVA Europe with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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