Monday, November 21, 2011

Veolia and Iveco Announce Gasrec

Veolia and Iveco Announce Gasrec conclusion of a trial commercial by Cenex The success of six-month trial compressed biomethane fuel vehicles cage Camden Street Cleaning In October 2008, Veolia Environmental Services, the largest in the United Kingdom, the waste management company, Gasrec, the first commercial producer of compressed biomethane UK (CBM) of fuel, the full range commercial vehicle manufacturer Iveco, vehicles and suppliers of Truck & Van Stormont, began a trial of a CBM-powered vehicle cleaning the street in Camden that could drastically reduce society's dependence on fossil fuels. Funding and evaluation support was provided by Cenex, the first center in the United Kingdom of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies.

Six months later the trial, which compared the performance, sustainability and reliability of a vehicle's fuel CBM 65C14G new daily compared with current daily 65C11G vehicles powered by natural gas (CNG) has reached its so with remarkable results.

The main conclusions are:

• Fuel savings per kilometer of vehicle power cage CBM compared to current CNG vehicle cage is 6%.
• The good of the CO2 emissions of the wheel, which also consider CO2 released into the atmosphere during fuel production and distribution, demonstrating the reduction of emissions per kilometer between the CBM and CNG vehicles is 56%. Typical commercial vehicle industry data shows, in comparison with the fuel consumption figures of a similar sized diesel vehicle, a saving of between 53% and 59% of CO2 could be achieved.
• The Iveco Daily CBM powered vehicle showed no reliability problems during the six month trial.

The biomethane fuel is derived from waste sent to landfill and is considered carbon neutral, as it comes from some decomposed material. By developing a measure of motor gasoline, along with the CBM, the result is a true alternative to fossil fuels.

Veolia is the waste management company for the first time in the United Kingdom to establish a comparison between work compressed biomethane, compressed natural gas and diesel. Implementing CBM operations within Veolia street cleaning in Camden has a continuous cycle that will take place: waste collection and waste decomposition for the production of biogas as vehicle fuel - and back to a waste collection again that the fuel is used to collect more waste.

From an operational perspective, the CBM-powered vehicle has proven more efficient due in part to the new car higher power, but also because of the quality of the CBM fuel, compared to the one used in CNG vehicle fuel . Only required to be filled with fuel once a day, lasting a double full, accepting up to 38 kg of CBM, whereas CNG-powered vehicles should be filled to twice a day. It also provides a better measure for drivers of the amount of fuel you are adding and drivers have commented how much more sensitive to CBM power cage was compared with the previous vehicles CNG Cage.

Additional benefits that the trial has shown is that the exhaust emissions are very low in particulates and nitrogen oxides, and thus have much less impact on local air quality compared with other types of automotive fuel . The Iveco Daily CBM vehicle already meets and exceeds the Euro 6 emissions legislation, which will not take effect until 2014.

In addition, the CBM-powered vehicle has proven far less noisy than their counterparts, making it ideal for urban environments and in particular in the early morning or night work.

Keith Riley, Managing Director of Technical Services at Veolia, said: "We are very pleased that the trial of CBM has proved a success as it allowed us to develop the potential of fuel in reducing climate change impacts and contribute to reducing our dependence on mineral fuels. Of course it was only a pilot project for a relatively short period, but we have shown that the potential is there. From this study we can see that there is an opportunity for further development of this technology in some of our operations and the areas that we can now consider include developing a system to take advantage of the fuel from our own network of sites landfill and see if we can work with our partners in the use of technology among our fleet of light goods vehicles. "

Richard Lilleystone, Gasrec CEO, commented: "The gas we use to make this vehicle BCM from a landfill site in Albury, Surrey, which means it does not deplete fossil resources. Through creating and selling this fuel product, recovers the latent energy stored in material discarded by society, providing the energy that is particularly suited to vehicles operating in urban environments. We are particularly pleased with the improvements in air quality when used to displace diesel CBM. all local authorities in the United Kingdom would welcome particulate reduction of 90%, 60% reduction in nitrogen oxides, 50% reduction in sulfur dioxide, and even a noise reduction of around 30%. "

Nigel Emms, Brand and Communications Director of Iveco UK, added: "Iveco has extensive experience in the natural power with CNG and CBM with over 4,000 Dailys operating across Europe to date. We are committed to this technology and we believe offer significant environmental and economic benefits that operate in urban conditions. "

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, said, "We are very pleased to have supported the innovative trial Camden. It provides a good example of the use of biomethane in the application of commercial vehicles. The independently verified data will be received by organizations considering switching their fleets to biomethane or other low carbon options.

Andrew Smith, Director of Aftersales Stormont Truck & Van Group, said: "From an operational perspective this vehicle has done exceptionally well and has been 100% reliable. The routine maintenance and test measurements were performed at our dealership Dunstable, where we have worked closely with Veolia, Gasrec Iveco and to ensure that test results were correct and use our experience and knowledge of the newspaper as a comparison CNG and CBM Daily showed considerable improvement from the previous model. "

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