• Natural gas key to Europe’s transport challenges
• Low-pollutant automotive fuel offers multiple opportunities
The Board of Directors of NGVA Europe has appointed Matthias Maedge as Secretary General from January 1. NGVA Europe promotes the use of natural gas and biomethane as an automotive fuel. Matthias Maedge previously served as Deputy Secretary General and EU Affairs Director of NGVA Europe.
NGVA Europe, the Natural & bio Gas vehicle association, is committed to expanding the market for natural gas vehicles. In his new role, Matthias Maedge is enthusiastic about the tasks ahead: “Gas in transport provides a quick and cost-effective way to meet key requirements of the EU, including decarbonising road transport and improving air quality in cities. Natural gas is an excellent fuel and a perfect partner for renewables offering multiple opportunities to contribute significantly to diversifying the energy mix in transport. NGVA Europe will stay committed to strengthening ties between EU policy makers, the NGV industry and vehicle operators.”
Matthias Maedge started his career in NGVA Europe in 2008. He was responsible for building up the Brussels office he will now lead and has up till now been in charge of coordinating institutional relations at EU level. Matthias Maedge holds a master’s degree in political science and also worked in the German parliament.
He succeeds Lennart Pilskog, who was Secretary General of NGVA Europe from 2014 to 2015 and sat on the board of NGVA Europe for a number of years representing Volvo.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lennart on behalf of the staff, the board and the members for his excellent service and dedication these past two years to NGVA Europe, highlighting the essential role that natural gas can play in transport”, Matthias adds.
About NGVA Europe
NGVA Europe, an affiliated association of NGV Global, has 150 members from 40 countries and promotes the use of Natural Gas and Biomethane in cars, vans, buses and trucks. It serves as a platform for the industry involved in the production and distribution of vehicles and gas. It defends their interests to European decision makers, to create accurate standards, fair regulations and equal market conditions. NGVA Europe creates networks with interested stakeholders to reach consensus on positions and actions. It also collects, records and communicates reliable facts and significant developments in the gas vehicle market. NGVA’s board of directors counts 21 renowned companies.