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1 Biogas in Public Transport Cooperation, the key to success Brussel, 19th of June 2012 Baltic Biogas Bus project, aims, objectives & results Lennart Hallgren Stockholm Public Transport 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 2

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

4 Public transport is a part of the solution Offer an attractive public transport service Increase the market share A sustainable public transport with bio fuels 4

5 Biogas a part of the solution - the best bio fuel available Environmental benefits Reduction of CO 2 emissions Reduction of pollutants Benefits for the society Locally produced biofuel as a strategic energy source Regional development and employment opportunities Sustainable waste management 5

6 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. 6

7 Goals & Budget Strategies for biogas bus introduction Development of production, distribution and operation Dissemination of biogas potential A Pan-Baltic project within the Baltic Sea Region Programme Budget: 4,2 MEUR Financed partly by the European regional Development fund (ERDF) Project organisation 7

8 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 8

9 Achievements Policies, strategies & recommendations Strategies how to introduce Biogas buses in public transport Impacts from regulations & taxation on biogas use LCCA analysis Traffic plan for Tartu 9

10 Strategies how to introduce Biogas buses - Recommendations Use the best available technique of today Set ambitious targets Long term contracts Economic incentives Cooperation, awareness, increased knowledge 10

11 Achievements Biogas supply and production potential Biogas potential in the Baltic Sea region Landfill study, a model Biogas from food waste Biogas and hydrogen 11

12 Biogas potential in the Baltic Sea Region Available capacity, ktoe Estimated potential, ktoe, 8-10 times higher 12

13 Achievements Distribution, bus depots and infrastructure Infrastructure planning, bus depot, Distribution and fuelling system alternatives BSR biogas infrastructure Feasibility studies biogas in Rzeszow, Tartu, other regions 13

14 81 buses Biogas bus use Sustainable achivements 230 buses 5 buses 24 buses 37 buses 41 buses 14

15 Ranking of the environmental impact Greenhouse gases CO2 1. Biogas 2. Ethanol 3. Biodiesel (RME) 4. Diesel Emissions PM 1. Biogas 2. Ethanol 3. RME 4. Diesel Emissions NOx 1. Biogas 2. Ethanol 3. Diesel 4. RME Noise 1. Biogas 2. Ethanol,RME,Diesel 15

16 Cost comparision Biogas versus Diesel - environmental costs included Källa: Mats Ekelund, Strateco 16

17 Sustainable results in the Baltic Sea region 400 (bio) gas buses, more will come Will reduce diesel use by > 11 million litres / year Reduced fossil CO 2 by > tonnes / year Local emissions reduced > NOx 140, PM, 2 tonnes/year Bus depots and filling stations for biogas Systems for distribution

18 Knowledge & awareness Seminars 20 seminars, BSR region participants, politicans, decision makers and stakeholders Articles, media 30 articles, readers Radio & TV broadcasts Newsletters

19 Riga Seminars and events Rzeszow

20 More than 30 biogas studies will be published on the BBB website

21 Biogas the natural choice for city buses Core messages Biogas is almost 100 % renewable Biogas is very efficient as fuel Biogas improves urban air quality and climate Biogas produced locally improves energy autonomy and creates jobs Biogas improves life in the Baltic Sea region 21

22 Baltic Biogas Bus Project Thank you for your attention Lennart Hallgren, Stockholm Public Transport

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