NGVA Europe/EBA collaboration details potential carbon neutrality in 2030
The Natural & Biogas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) and the European Biogas Association (EBA) have released a joint roadmap, establishing the key role bioenergy will play in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions leading towards 2030.
Using the concept of “g-mobility”, utilising bioenergy in transport fuels, the press release reveals that a study into the market of European Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) estimated a 1000% increase in the fleet of NGVs by 2030 to a total of 13 million units.
To accompany this market growth, the roadmap also estimated a significant growth in the production of renewable gases, up to a total of 45bcm, a 2500% increase from current day production of approximately 2bcm. The roadmap outlined that this estimation will theoretically manage the market evolution of NGVs and the fleet of 13 million units.
Both NGVA Europe and EBA claim that by 2030, the calculated growth will provide a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fuels used today.
The collaboration concluded that, in accordance with the circular economy model used as a key concept in the roadmap, in which sustainable biomass can be recycled into clean transport fuel, this evolution of bioenergy alongside the potential of 80% renewable gas-mixed fuel could lead to carbon neutrality by 2030.