Biomethane from Rapotín is offered by innogy
For the first time in the Czech Republic, drivers of compressed natural gas (CNG) cars have the opportunity to try driving on BioCNG. Biomethane-enriched natural gas is an emission-pure variant of CNG, which, when burned, releases up to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions into the air than petrol or diesel, and thus meets even the strictest limits of pure mobility. innogy obtains biomethane from biodegradable waste made in EFG Rapotín BPS, which belongs to the Energy financial group holding. It plans to test with this 100% renewable gas on its 63 CNG filling stations located throughout the Czech Republic by the end of June this year.
“At EFG Rapotín BPS, we obtain advanced biofuel from biogas, which has certified zero greenhouse gas emissions. This is a new source of renewable energy that the Czech Republic needs both to improve the environment and to meet the goals of the use of RES in transport, “says Martin Vrtiška, sales director of the Energy financial group.
“The possibility of storing biomethane in the gas distribution system and its consumption at any connected location is a great advantage. This is also why it is perceived as part of solving many problems at once, whether it is the energy recovery of waste, the reduction of air emissions in transport or the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in the energy mix of fuels, “Mr. Vrtiška adds.
Despite the limited functioning of the Parliament due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is still a debate about key laws that can solve a number of environmental problems. One of them is the long-planned amendment to the Waste Act.
The amendments concern three areas – the amount of the landfill fee, the so-called sorting discounts and the calorific value parameter.