BioLPG, the best solution to decarbonise urban transportation in Europe

2022 started with the debate on the European management of energy policy. The green taxonomy, also known as the classification of eco-friendly activities of the EU, will be key to achieving climate neutrality in 2050. All countries are embarking on a race towards the decarbonisation of their activities, including the heavy urban transport sector.

In this regard, bioLPG can play an essential role to help administrations and local corporations move towards sustainable urban fleets. The fuel is produced from a mixture of waste from the food industry and vegetable oils, and is chemically identical to conventional LPG, but its environmental impact is up to 80% lower. In fact, it is the only propane gas that complies with the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED), which makes it a perfect short-term solution for the decarbonisation of urban buses and trucks.

According to BeGas, manufacturer of 100% LPG engines, renewable Autogas:

– Allows the decarbonisation of transport in small municipalities. It can be easily transported over land and sea by being liquefied under high pressure. It is stored and supplied in the same way as conventional Autogas, which helps local corporations access to a sustainable fuel and join the decarbonisation of transport immediately and without making large outlays.

– Promotes the reuse of vehicles. A diesel urban truck, between three and 10 years old, can be repowered with an LPG engine that runs on the renewable version. For the purchase price of a new vehicle, up to five trucks can be retrofitted, which also contributes to the economic sustainability of municipal entities. The possibility of betting on the circular economy and conversion allows to extend fleets’ useful life and avoids the generation of more than 16,000 kilograms of waste per vehicle.

– Reduces carbon footprint and virtually eliminates NOx emissions. BioLPG can reduce CO2 emissions by 80%, a figure much higher than that set by the EU in Fit for 55, whose objective is to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

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2 February 2022