From September to December, the collection of municipal solid waste (MSW) will have zero emissions, with an estimated 420,000 kilometres covered. The pilot project involves 23 Rede Ambiente vehicles in the municipalities of Gondomar, Matosinhos and Valongo, which will now be fuelled with biomethane from Dourogás.
João Filipe Jesus, CEO of Dourogás, says:
Gas mobility, particularly green gas mobility – biomethane – is an unquestionable alternative to the use of fossil fuels with a very significant economic and environmental impact, even more so in a context such as the one we are currently experiencing. Biomethane effectively represents an opportunity to decarbonise our economy and industry and the partnership we have developed with Rede Ambiente is an example of the commitment and ambition that Dourogás GNV places in this solution.
Paulo Renato Reis, CEO of Grupo Terris, adds:
We want to respond effectively to the challenges of sustainability and greener mobility, using biomethane, and this is proof that we are committed to decarbonising our activity and improving the environmental quality of the populations we serve. On this path to sustainability, partnerships such as the one we have developed with Dourogás GNV are a great asset, as they allow us to test, evaluate and consolidate changes with safety, rigour, quality and transparency. We are convinced that this pilot project to decarbonise our fleet will be a success and that it will motivate us to expand our area of operation, both in terms of number of vehicles and geographical area.
Source: Ambiente Magazine