Waga Energy has acquired a commercial vehicle that runs on NGV (Natural Gas for Vehicles), to be used when maintaining WAGABOX® units. It will run on bio-NGV, the renewable version of NGV. Waga Energy, a pioneer of biomethane production at waste storage sites, is planning to convert its entire fleet to bio-NGV in the coming months. “We produce the energy that keeps us moving,” proclaimed Co-Founder and Industrial Director, Nicolas Paget gleefully.
NGV is the term used to describe natural gas used for transport. This gas mainly composed of methane is the same as the natural gas distributed by the GRDF grid for domestic or industrial use. Bio-NGV is the renewable version of it produced from biomethane, a renewable substitute for fossil natural gas.
Gas-powered vehicles are quieter than petrol or diesel vehicles and emit virtually no fine particulate matter and very low levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Bio-NGV is even greener, emitting up to 76% less CO2 according to a Cenex study. The reduction is so marked that a lorry run on bio-NGV actually emits less CO2 than a car. It is the most sustainable alternative fuel, especially for road transport.
The Waga Energy vehicle will fill up with bio-NGV at a filling station in La Tronche (Isère) opened in July 2019 by the GEG Group and Grenoble Alpes Metropole authority as part of the GNVolont’Air scheme backed by Ademe, GRDF and the Auvergne Rhône Alpes regional authority.
Further information on bio-NGV is available from the website of the Association Française du Gaz Naturel Véhicule