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First Dutch sustainable 'green gas' station opens in Port of Amsterdam
On December 12th 2012 Port of Amsterdam
welcomed the first Dutch exclusively 'green gas' station. The gas
station is owned by Orangegas and only offers sustainable fuels. The
source of the green gas is sewage treatment company Waternet. They
convert residual sludge into biogas. The adjacent Amsterdam's Waste and
Energy Company (AEB) converts the biogas into green gas.
Never before has green gas been produced on such a scale. And, with
the opening of the green gas station a sustainable cycle has become full
circle. From garbage collection all over town to filling up a tank at
Orangegas' green gas station. This development is in line with Port of
Amsterdam's ambition to provide a substantial contribution to
sustainable energy and biobased economy.
Waternet has been supplying AEB with biogas for many years. This
biogas was used for electricity and district heating. The past few years
production has risen to 11 million m3 biogas. Around 1 million m3 of
this was incinerated, because it could not be processed. A new
installation (manufactured by BioGast) offered a solution, converting
the non processed biogas into green gas. Due to the collaboration with
green gas station developer OrangeGas, a sustainable destination was
found. On green gas one car can run for 13 million kilometers. The green
gas station has been made possible by a subsidy of Port of Amsterdam,
developer of the Amsterdam port area.
First gas station solely offering sustainable fuels
The green gas station is accessible to private as well as business
consumers. More and more companies are switching to sustainable fuels.
The fleets of Waternet, AEB and Waste Service West have partially
converted to green gas. The objective is to get more and more Amsterdam
dustcarts running on green gas, contributing to a cleaner city and
reduction of CO2, nitrogen and dust particles. Other companies in the
Amsterdam port area are also driving less on mineral fuels. The green
gas station is highly sustainable, offering a charging location for
electrically driven cars as well.
It is expected that Waternet and AEB will produce around 20 million
m3 biogas by 2020, of which 10 million m3 can be converted into green
gas. The port of Amsterdam houses more companies which produce biogas.
Total production can lead op to 30 - 40 million m3 biogas annually. In
January 2013 a study will commence on how much gas can be produced in
the Amsterdam port area (short- and long-term). The results of this
study can lead to the construction of a biogas hub. An ''energy plant'
with a high performance green gas servicing the port and surrounding
Biobased economy in the port of Amsterdam
Port of Amsterdam has the ambition to provide a substantial
contribution to renewable energy and biobased economy. It does that by
starting and extending partnerships with customers and innovative start
ups. Being a true world class energy port , it is only natural that the
port of Amsterdam provides a contribution. It is an excellent base for
the development of cleaner means of energy. These new means of energy
even need a stronger position within the mineral energy sector, as well
as in agribulk and recycling. Cornerstones in which the port of
Amsterdam excels. These core industries also make the port an appealing
location for biobased economy.
Port of Amsterdam allocates space and invests in collaborations for
the development of biobased activities in the port area. It strongly
aims towards synergy: formation of clusters and cycles, in which one
company's residue is another company's raw material and waste collected
in the city and surrounding region is converted into raw material and
energy. With the opening of Orangegas' green gas station a sustainable
cycle has become full circle. A marvelous development in line with Port
of Amsterdam's ambitions.
GREEN GAS STATION sustainable cycle becomes full circle
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