Biomethane reaches over 94% share in Swedish vehicle gas
The proportion of biomethane found in vehicle grade gas at Swedish refueling stations continues to increase. New figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) for the first half of 2019 show that the share of renewable natural gas (RNG) in vehicle gas is just over 94 percent.
New statistics from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show that the proportion of upgraded biogas (also known as biomethane, green gas or renewable natural gas – RNG) in vehicle gas used by motorists in Sweden continues to increase. In the first half of 2019, it reached 94.3 percent.
The industry’s goal is for us to have 100 percent biogas in the vehicle gas by the year 2030. Already we are approaching the goal, which is of course very gratifying. In this area, Sweden is a world leader. It is also very pleasing that total sales of vehicle gas continue upwards. It looks promising for the future, remarked Maria Malmkvist, CEO of the Swedish Gas Association (Energigas Sverige).
The upward trend in vehicle gas sales also seems to continue, with an increase of 5 percent compared to the second half of 2018 – measured in energy content.
Biogas is an important piece of the puzzle for meeting the transport sector’s climate challenge. But to reach the full potential, stable and long-term rules for biogas are needed. Here we have high hopes for the ongoing biogas market investigation, ended Maria Malmkvist.