The Calvera Industrial Group has delivered the first mobile gas station in Europe to Naturgy (Gas Natural Fenosa), which will be used to supply the gas-powered city buses of Jerez de la Frontera, a Spanish city that has long been committed to this technology that allows significant cost savings and lower pollutant emissions.
It is a station equipped with the latest technology to bring compressed natural gas (CNG) to where it is needed and, once there, to fill vehicles directly. This represents a fundamental change in the sector and opens up a wide range of opportunities, the Calvera press release states.
The mobile refuelling unit can transport up to 4,000 kg of biogas or CNG at 250 bar pressure directly to supply vehicles, thereby expanding the possibilities of CNG biogas. Each of these mobile gas stations can potentially feed up to 40 buses or heavy vehicles, giving each a range of up to 400 kilometers.
In addition, they could be installed in industrial area, vehicle locations far from the city, spread throughout the territory to create an integrated refuelling network. They can be used to refuel existing gas refuelling stations or to discharge them, individually or in multiples, to create a separate refuelling facility where required.
These are precisely the objectives that the Calvera Group pursues in areas such as Spain and the United Kingdom, where they are expanding this system that can significantly change the CNG and biomethane market in an area where it is underdeveloped compared to other parts of Europe. Calvera’s technology makes it possible to transport biomethane or CNG from anywhere to the point of use, and to do so in a cost-effective way, thus creating new points of sale for biogas producers for use in heat, energy, transport and gas network injection, as well as simplified access for vehicle owners or fleet managers seeking to comply with the current requirement in markets such as the United Kingdom that transport vehicles must use a certain percentage of fuel from renewable sources.
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