The municipality of Amsterdam is investing € 3.75 million (USD 5.08m) in green gas provider OrangeGas, allocating funds from the Amsterdam Climate & Energy Fund (Akef) to support the company’s plans to open seven new filling stations in and around the city to enable vehicles to operate on carbon-neutral biomethane. This renewable gas is produced from organic waste and sewage sludge in the Netherlands.
Construction of the new stations will commence this year, with at least six of the seven sites along main access roads to the city planned to be operational by year end. Orangegas already operates four biomethane filling stations in the Amsterdam region. The CO2 reduction over the planned twenty year lifetime of the project is estimated at 200,000 tons.Only projects that demonstrate a significant reduction in CO2 emissions are eligible for Akef funding, which approved funding of the Orangegas project on 7th January.
OrangeGas is investing in a nationwide network of natural and renewable gas filling stations, with more than 120 stations opened thus far, including the first biomethane filling station in the city of Eindhoven opened 18 November 2013.
(Sources: Orangegas and Amsterdam Climate & Energy Fund)