EBS, a provider of public transport in the Waterland region, directly north of Amsterdam, will from the end of 2018 refuel 53 buses with renewable natural gas (RNG), ‘green gas’ under an agreement with PitPoint BV, a Netherlands-based operator of renewable natural gas (RNG) filling stations.
The 10-year agreement further enhances PitPoint’s position as the largest supplier of green gas to road traffic in the country.
In addition, PitPoint is building two filling stations in Spijkenisse and Hellevoetsluis for green gas buses for EBS and will be responsible for managing and maintaining these for the next 10 years also.
The public transport concession, which EBS contested and won last year, called for a good division between sustainability, air quality and transport, and EBS has met this requirement appropriately with buses powered by green gas. Using this fuel, 75 per cent less CO2 is emitted than with diesel, while the total costs are comparable. This makes green gas the most efficient way to achieve ambitious sustainability objectives.
Jan Theo Hoefakker, MD Commercial Sales at PitPoint: “Green gas buses are an economical and sustainable alternative to diesel buses and can already be fully deployed. We are very pleased with this agreement because EBS shows that green gas is the ideal transition fuel in the way to an emission-free public transport.
PitPoint will soon begin construction of the two filling stations.
Source: PitPoint BV