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22 September 2021

Renewable biomethane successfully fuels heavy-duty transport in Portugal

A new partnership between Dourogás as NGV & biomethane company, Havi Logistics as fleet operator and Scania as original-equipment-manufacturer paves the road to a more sustainable future in heavy-duty transport across Portugal.

All biomethane at the new Dourogás filling station in Loures is produced completely by decomposition of organic waste. This way, the transition towards a circular transport economy moves one step further with more L-CNG and Bio-GNV stations already planned on the Iberian peninsula and in France by the Eco-Gate consortium, which Dourogás is a part of. The main goal: To accelerate the decarbonisation of the transport sector in the main European corridors.

These projects align with the PNEC goals (reduction of 45% to 55% in GHG emissions and 20% of transport powered by renewable energy by 2030), as well as with the central objective of the RNNC (to ensure carbon neutrality by 2050).

The current joint-venture in Portugal commits to overcome the challenges of the energy transition that our world needs and helps to reach Europe’s goals for 2030. With the increase of 100 % renewable fuels we can lower the relative Well-to-Wheel (WtW) emissions in CO2 compared to conventional diesel fuels by 55%.

To provide for the increasing demand in renewable fuels, more projects are already being developed. In a recently established demonstration-of-concept plant, Dourogás will produce biomethane from sludge produced in waste water treatment plants. With these steps, the BioLNG value chain in Portugal is cost-competitive and can generate negative carbon emissions that are key for a sustainable future in transport.