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1 Results from the Baltic Biogas Bus project Riga, 30th of September 2013 Lennart Hallgren Stockholm Public Transport går 1

2 Drivers for Biogas in public transport Global climate change Local emissions and pollution Oil & energy security Local production, increased autonomy Cost of energy går 2

3 Traffic, a large-scale green house driver How to reduce oil dependency & CO2? Curb the growth of transports Energy efficiency Bio fuels Public transport 3

4 Biogas a part of the solution - the best biofuel available Environmental benefits Reduction of CO 2 emissions Reduction of pollutants Benefits for the society Locally produced from waste - a strategic energy source Regional development and employment opportunities Sustainable waste management går 4

5 The Project: Baltic Biogas Bus a part of the climate change solution A project to stimulate the use of biogas as fuel for city buses aiming to reduce environmental impact. går 5

6 Goals & Budget Strategies for more biogas buses in the region Development of production, distribution and operation Dissemination of biogas potential Project organisation A Pan-Baltic project within the Baltic Sea Region Programme Budget: 4,2 mill. EUR Financed partly by the European regional Development fund (ERDF) går 6

7 Cooperation, the key to success - 12 partners around the Baltic Sea SL, Stockholm Public Transport, Sweden Biogas East, Energy Agency Malardalen Ruter, Public Transport for Oslo and Akershus, Norway HOG Energy, the fuel interest organisation for Bergen region Hordaland County Council, Skyss VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland Tartu city, Estonia Riga City, Latvia Buses of Kaunas city, Kauno Autobusai, Lithuania MTI, Motor Transport Institute, Poland ATI erc Education, Research and Furtherance of Cooperations, Germany ITC Innovations and Trendcenter går 7

8 Achievements Strategies and policies for implementation of biogas Strategies, action plans to introduce Biogas buses in public transport Impacts from regulations & taxation on biogas use Life cycle cost analyses Traffic plan for Tartu går 8

9 Achievements Supply of biogas Biogas potential in the Baltic Sea region Experiences and lessons learned from production Biogas from food waste, landfills and other sources Biogas and hydrogen Biogas via gasification går 9

10 Achievements Distribution and fuelling of biogas Infrastructure planning, bus depot, distribution and fuelling system alternatives BSR biogas infrastructure Feasibility studies biogas in Rzeszow, Tartu, other regions går 10

11 Achievements Use of biogas buses Operational experiences from Stockholm, Helsinki Emission measurements Technical requirements for biogas buses, usage of solid oxide fuel cells går 11

12 Bergen 89 buses Achivements, biogas bus use Helsinki 100 buses Oslo 87 buses Stockholm 259 buses Tartu 5 buses Kaunas 24 buses Wismar 8 buses Rzeszów 40 buses 12

13 Developments and improvements A well documented biogas system, improvements New buses have more efficient engines, lower maintanance costs Positive learning curve, Improved knowledge in the workshops A gas grid in Stockholm will lower biogas costs and stimulate more production of biogas Biogas is the best alternative when environmental costs is included Costs of biogas går 13

14 Contributions to the EU 2020 objectives Reduction of CO2 and increased share of renewable energy è 400 (bio) gas buses, more will come è Will reduce diesel use by > 11 million litres / year è Reduced fossil CO 2 by > tonnes / year è Local emissions reduced > NOx 140, PM, 2 tonnes/year è Production and use of biogas, creates new sustainable jobs går

15 Communicating the project results increasing knowledge and awareness Seminars 25 seminars in the Baltic Sea region More than participants, politicans, decision makers and stakeholders Articles, media 30 articles, readers Radio & TV broadcasts Newsletters går

16 Biogas improves life in the Baltic Sea region Core messages Biogas is renewable Biogas is very efficient as fuel Biogas improves air quality and climate Biogas produced locally improves energy autonomy and creates jobs går 16

17 Biogas as fuel, the natural choice for city buses går 17

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