The gas comes from a sludge plant near Amsterdam and Swedish biomass, including manure.
Bus company FlixBus will deploy two biogas-powered buses on the international routes Amsterdam – Brussels and Stockholm – Oslo from Thursday 1 July. The Iveco bus (made in the Czech Republic) for compressed biogas will be operated on the first line, and the second line will be served by Scania Liquefied Biogas.
FlixBus cooperates with gas suppliers OG OrangeGas and Gasum. The gas comes from a sludge plant near Amsterdam and Swedish biomass, including manure. FlixBus talks about the fact that these are the first buses on international biogas lines.
“We strive to ensure that travel renewal brings environmentally friendly solutions. Biogas is already one of the most important technologies to achieve this goal today.” said FlixBus President André Schwämmlein. According to him, preliminary calculations show that carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by 75 percent on both lines using biogas.
But the company does not rely only on gas. At the end of 2019, it announced its collaboration with German technology company Freudenberg and presented plans for a long-distance hydrogen bus. It is also testing electric buses.
Biogas buses are gradually penetrating urban and suburban transportation. Apparently, Ile-de-France Mobilités came in a record order United in Iveca 409 Urbanway Natural Power 12-meter bus for the outskirts of Paris.
Bio-methane, which is produced in a wastewater treatment plant, Tested in early 2018 and 2019 The transport company of the city of Brno. He was satisfied with the operation of the Iveco Urbanway 12M bus, which normally runs on natural gas, but the biogas operation has not yet been expanded in Brno.
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