NGV/bioNGV, a concrete alternative to petroleum fuels
In France, road transport represents 35% of CO2 emissions.
What can be done? Eliminate road traffic? Difficult: estimates show that by 2050 goods transport will double worldwide and the number of vehicles could triple.
An effective solution would be to use alternative energies to petroleum fuels, a source of pollution and soaring prices. It would be ideal for this fuel to be available in abundance, even renewable!
That it be economically and energy-performance efficient while being environmentally friendly. That it ensures autonomy, comfort and enough power to cover short or long distances. That the technology to exploit it is available.
This fuel is natural gas for vehicles or "NGV". It's naturally abundant and in its renewable bioNGV form can even be produced on our territories through organic waste methanisation.
As France welcomes the COP21 this year, we must mobilise to make the public aware of this solution within our reach.
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A sector of the future tomorrow's fuel
In France, 10% of buses and dumpsters are already NGV-fuelled. Road transport and urban logistics companies show a growing interest in this ecological and abundant energy. In the very near future private individuals facing environmental issues and legal constraints will opt for ecological solutions. NGV is among them, with a double advantage.
First, this fuel is based on a safe and controlled engine technology that. Second, we can produce this gason our territories thanks to bioNGV and anaerobic digestion.
We can thereby create jobs by producing fuel that optimises part of our household, agricultural and industrial wastes as well as sewage sludge: Yes, this is a project with a future.
nvg or bioNGV :
what are we talking about?
Natural gas for vehicles (NGV) is, at its core, the same gas used for heating, hot water or domestic cooking. It is a fossil-based natural methane gas.
This methane can be produced locally by waste anaerobic digestion, known as bioNGV, a renewable version of NGV.
This is the only difference between NGV and bioNGV; they are both composed of the same identical methane molecule (CH4). They can therefore be mixed, in transport and gas distribution networks, in fuel stations and NGV vehicles' fuel tanks. BioGNV use therefore requires no adaptation of the existing developed NGV sector.
NGV and bioNGV worldwide...
To date the total number of vehicles in the world is approximately 800 million and could reach 2 billion by 2050. Out of the 800 million, about 19 million are NGV-powered.
Many countries are equipped with NGV vehicles (heavy or light), for example Italy, the United States, Argentina, Canada, Venezuela, Malaysia... Sweden - very sensitive to environmental issues - immediately invested in this renewable fuel version: bioNGV. Today, it fuels more than 60% of Swedish vehicles! This was made possible through the development of NGV stations throughout Swedish territory and the conversion of city bus and dumpster fleets as well as regional transport. (sourceﾠ: GrDF)
Out of 800 million vehicles
approximately 19 million
By 2020, there will be 65 million NGV vehicles in the world,
i.e. 4 to 5 % of the market.
157 703 10 m3
World gas reserves
... and in France
In France, professional uses energize the market and will enable the creation of a sufficiently extensive dense fuel station network to extend to individuals. Some 10% of buses and dumpsters are NGV-powered. Two-thirds of large cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants have chosen NGV for public transportation. Smaller communities have also made this choice. Today, there are nearly 30 cities running NGV or bioNGV buses. These include Bordeaux, Besançon, Clermont-Ferrand, Dunkerque, Grenoble, Le Mans, Lille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Poitiers, Quimper, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Valence.
Road transport and urban logistics companies show a growing interest in this clean energy. This renewed interest for a technically proven solution is explained by the conjunction of several factors:
NGV and bioNGV : an inexhaustible resource
The world's natural gas reserves guarantee numerous years of supply and every year we discover more natural gas than we consume. In France, the supply source diversity, pipeline network interconnections and underground storage ensure the sustainability and security of supply.
Animal and vegetal waste anaerobic digestion produce BioNGV, including our fermentable waste. We daily produce tons of such waste just waiting to be processed into fuel – an inexhaustible supply. It is estimated that a kilo of waste enables a car to travel 1 km. In France our methanisable garbage content alone represents more than 20 million tonnes! In addition to this there is sewage sludge as well as agricultural and farm produce effluents. Therefore, as in Lille or Morsbach, let's use waste to power our vehicles!
Partner members of these associations are committed alongside Biogaz Vallée® and the AFGNV to present and explain all the advantages tied into the use of this booming sustainable mobility and transport solution :
These partners share the common ambition of responding to key actors' principal concerns in this sector's development :
A sector of the future tomorrow's fuel