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UK transport future strengthened by new biomethane alliance

In a joint move to strengthen the position of biomethane in the UK transport sector, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), the UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD) has become a member of the Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGVN) who promote natural gas vehicles as a transport solution, particularly in the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) sector. In return, NGVN has become a member of the ADBA.

A Scania biomethane fuelled bus on show at the UK AD & Biogas 2015.

A Scania biomethane fuelled bus on show at the UK AD & Biogas 2015.

The NGV Network promotes natural gas vehicles as a transport solution to accelerate development of the NGV industry and to encourage increased use of natural – Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) – as well as biomethane and bio-LPG as low-emission transport fuels.

Anaerobic Digestion converts organic wastes and energy crops into valuable resources including biomethane, which can be used as a clean and low-carbon fuel for heavy vehicles such as buses and HGVs. We are delighted to welcome ADBA into membership. We look forward to working with them in championing natural gas as a transport fuel for HGVs and the only sensible choice for fleet operators. As a leading trade association, we will do all we can to support them, said Mike Foster, CEO, NGVN.

AD converts organic wastes and energy crops into valuable resources including biomethane, which can be used as a low-cost and low-carbon fuel for heavy vehicles such as buses and HGVs. According to the ADBA, the UK has close to 100 AD plants already producing biomethane with dozens more being built, and the whole UK AD industry has sufficient capacity today to produce enough biomethane to power 80 percent of the UK’s entire bus fleet and the potential to produce enough biomethane to power 75 percent of all HGVs in the UK.

ADBA is the trade association for the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry in the UK. With our over 400 members we promote the economic and environmental benefits of AD in the UK, including the use of biomethane as a low-cost, low-carbon transport fuel for heavy vehicles such as buses and HGVs. We’re delighted to become a member of NGVN and look forward to supporting its vital work in promoting natural gas and biomethane as low-emission transport fuels, said Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA.

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