NGVA Europe (the European Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association) has published a study that shows natural gas reduces GHG emissions from passenger cars on a Well-to-Wheel (WtW) basis by 23% compared with petrol and by 7% compared with diesel. The study, entitled Greenhouse Gas Intensity of Natural Gas, also shows that for heavy-duty applications, benefits compared to diesel are of 16% for CNG and up to 15% for LNG. Also in the maritime sector, overall WtW benefits are up to 21% compared to conventional HFO (Heavy-Fuel-Oil) fuels. Read more »
NGVA Europe invites members and colleagues to attend its annual one-day conference, held this year in Barcelona on June 14, to discuss in depth the challenges and pressure points facing the natural gas for transportation industry in Europe. Recently appointed Secretary General Andrea Gerini says it is vital the environmental benefits from natural gas are reaffirmed in the continuous debate on air quality, particularly ahead of the next EC debate on the Clean Vehicle Directive (CVD). Read more »
Secretary General Andrea Gerini Appointed from March 1st 2017
The Board of Directors of NGVA Europe has appointed Andrea Gerini, formerly of Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), as the new Secretary General of NGVA Europe, effective March 1st. NGV Global Executive Director, Diego Goldin, welcomes the appointment: “Mr. Gerini’s considerable experience with CRF’s Powertrain Department will significantly benefit the cooperation between NGVA Europe and NGV Global as we seek to promote natural gas fuel for transportation. We very much look forward to welcoming Mr. Gerini at our Board meeting to be held as part of NGV Global 2017 in Rotterdam, now only three weeks away.” Read more »
NGVA Europe, representing leading companies and associations from Europe involved in natural gas and biomethane as a vehicle fuel, is launching a Well-to-Wheel (W-t-W) study to show how the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of natural gas compares with other fuels. The initiative is a direct contribution to the discussion on the review of the EU’s Fuel Quality Directive, legislation that also defines default values for the GHG intensity of natural gas and other fuels. Read more »
NGVA Europe, the region’s industry association that promotes the use of natural gas and renewable methane as a fuel mainly in vehicles and ships, says in a press release issued 19 May that natural gas vehicles offer large opportunity for rapid reduction of GHG emissions within Europe’s upcoming strategy on decarbonisation of transport: “Changing to natural gas vehicles today makes it possible to reach the 2030 target of 30 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction coming from road transport ahead of time.” Read more »
The European Parliament at the 18-21 January plenary session in Strasbourg, paved the way for the introduction of a Real Driving Emissions (RDE) procedure in order to bring down NOx emissions from cars, effectively approving a transitional relaxation of emissions limits. “We have avoided uncertainties, because industry now has strict but sustainable deadlines to meet. In Europe, we will have better air quality for our citizens without losing jobs”, said Environment Committee chair Giovanni La Via (EPP, IT). Read more »
Finland’s major industry representatives and political decision makers presented their ambitious plans for developing the Nordic region’s market for gas-powered mobility at NGVA Europe’s “2nd Regional Seminar: L-CNG for Transport”, held mid March in Helsinki. Finland has taken a lead role in implementing the EU Directive on deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, with strong commitment from both the public and private sector to expand the domestic gas refuelling network, in particular the infrastructure for bunkering and distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »
Recognising the increasingly important role of natural gas in the world primary energy mix, UNECE gas experts came together on 20-21 January to explore the role of gas in achieving the objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The experts were updated on the work of the four Task Forces that are developing best practice guidelines and recommendations, including addressing the barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel. To highlight the characteristics and advantages of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) a test drive of natural gas cars was organized at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on Jan 21, a first for the UN.
Natural and Biogas Mobility and Infrastructure in the Baltic Sea Area
NGVA Europe’s 2nd regional Seminar L-CNG for Transport
Helsinki, Finland — March 17-18, 2015
NGVA Europe is bringing its collective expertise to Helsinki, giving participants the opportunity listen, discuss, learn, participate and meet with key representatives from the European Natural Gas transport industry, final users and delegates. Alternative fuels are urgently needed to break the over-dependence of oil for European transports, which today is 94%, of which 84% of the oil is being imported. The cost for that is close to 1 Billion Euros (USD 1.2 billion) per day, not including the increasing environmental cost. Read more »
A major step for the development of liquefied natural gas for transport was announced during the IAA 2014, this year’s edition of the world’s most important exhibition for commercial vehicles. Erdgas mobil, the energy industry’s initiative to establish natural gas as a fuel in Germany, recently achieved a model approval for the build-up of LNG filling stations. This means LNG stations can now be constructed in Germany backed by a reliable framework.
In order to evaluate the prospects of LNG in German and European transport, erdgas mobil had organised a press conference themed “LNG – Ready for Germany” with support of Italian manufacturer Iveco. NGVA Europe, the author of this article, participated in the event, as did energy provider E.ON, which is offering LNG in Germany under the brand ‘Liqvis’. Read more »