The partnership between Dourogás and DOHM represents one more step on the way to the decarbonization of the economy. It reinforces the opportunity that biomethane represents for sustainable mobility at a time when transport with natural gas and renewable gases is increasingly a necessary reality.
The two companies established an agreement for the supply of natural gas trucks – Dourogás will now supply the DOHM fleet with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), which will result in a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional fuels. They also revealed that being compatible with the existing technology at Dourogás gas stations, LNG can still be replaced by bio-LNG (100% renewable Liquefied Natural Gas), thus enabling carbon-neutral mobility.
João Filipe Jesus, General Manager of Dourogás GNV, said that “the agreement established between Dourogás GNV and DOHM marks another significant step on the way to achieving one of Dourogás goals: to accelerate the energy transition in the heavy mobility sector, through transferring traditional fuels to cleaner fuels, such as LNG and, mainly, bio-LNG. Dourogás commitment is, by 2025, to supply biomethane of 100% renewable origin at all gas stations throughout the country. It is in this sense that we will continue to develop innovative initiatives such as those underways with Águas do Tejo Atlântico and Resíduos do Northeast that allow us to produce green biomethane, and other renewable gases, from WWTP sludge and urban waste”.
In turn, Mário Araújo, administrator of DOHM, pointed out that “our commitment to the environment and the energy transition means that we are permanently committed to renewing our fleet, replacing more polluting and less efficient vehicles, for those that represent an investment of course in cleaner, more competitive mobility and with much less environmental impact. These new vehicles will allow DOHM a significant CO2 reduction in its activity, guaranteeing a rigorous movement of goods in terms of safety and, also, with environmental concerns committed to protecting the future of the planet and generations”.
Source: Euro Transporte