The role of biomethane in fuelling buses and municipal, light-duty and heavy-goods vehicles will be the key theme of the third ADBA Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, taking place on the 28th September 2017 at the Queen’s Hotel, Leeds.
Richard Gueterbock of Clearfleau was quoted in the ADBA website news update on the event, which is very timely with the industry awaiting more information on the changes to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) and the new Clean Growth plan.
“A recent Aker Associates report for Clearfleau shows that biomethane generated on food factory sites is a potential low-carbon replacement for diesel used for food distribution. With growing concern over the environmental and health impacts of diesel, the next step is to use biomethane produced on factory sites for distribution of food products from farm to factory and from there to consumers.
“Electric power is not suited to commercial transport. Biomethane provides a lower carbon alternative to compressed or liquefied gas (CNG/LNG) already used by companies like Arla and Waitrose. Using process residues to produce biomethane-for-transport fuel on factory sites is an example of the circular economy in action. For instance, dairies could use cheese-making residues to provide gas to power the trucks which collect the milk as well as deliver the cheese.”
Andrew Winship, author of the Aker Associates report for Clearfleau , will speak at 3.30 pm on 28th Sept – on the role of biomethane for HGVs and Light Duties Commercial Vehicles.