Spain: Autogas will help decarbonise urban transport and achieve smart cities

As a way to decarbonise the heaviest vehicles, especially public transport and waste collection trucks, since they are responsible for a large part of the polluting emissions, BeGas has developed an initiative that not requires large investments in new vehicles: converting diesel engines that are between 3 and 10 years old by others powered by Autogas or 100% renewable bioLPG. Thanks to this Bizkaia-based project, it is also possible to position sustainable Spanish cities as benchmarks at a European level.

BeGas promotes the use and recycling of fleets at a lower cost, thus contributing to the environmental transition, a key aspect for smart cities. For example, with the purchase price of a new bus by a local entity, up to five vehicles can be converted to LPG, avoiding the generation of more than 80,000 kg of waste.

BeGas engines not only obtain the ECO label from the Spanish DGT, but also have the latest technology and innovation in the sector. This commitment to the most avant-garde solutions has been possible thanks to the collaboration of institutions such as the Thermal Engines Centre of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology), with co-financing from the ERDF Funds.

This type of engine gains efficiency, but also complies with the latest European emission regulations and manages to reduce emission standards by up to 90% in polluting gases such as NOx or suspended particles. They also reduce vehicle noise levels by 50% compared to diesel engines. Thus, the result is very favourable figures for improving air quality in smart cities and promoting sustainable mobility.

In addition to saving and environmental impact, the local entities that use this technology will not have to make major changes in their facilities for the fuel supply, since BeGas also facilitates the management of the refuelling equipment. For more information, please visit this link.

18 August 2021