Natural gas reduces greenhouse effect
Over the last 8 years, global emissions of CO2 have increased by 50%, and the transport sector unfortunately has a large share in it. It plays a key part in climate changes that affect the environment around the world.
According to erdgas mobil, popularizing engines that run on natural gas and biomethane within the transport sector is crucial for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Supplying vehicles with CNG is also the cheapest way to reduce CO2 emissions in comparison with other alternative fuels.
It is estimated that about 20% of CO2 emissions in Germany are caused by transport. Currently, about 95,5 thousand vehicles in that country use natural gas as motor fuel, which means there’s 350 million liters of petrol consumed less. It reduces CO2 emissions by 323 thousand tons.
It is expected that by 2020, in Germany there will be 1,4 million CNG vehicles, and because of this, fuel consumption will be reduced by 5,1 billion liters and CO2 emission by 4,7 million tons. This is equivalent to annual carbon dioxide emissions of a city with 500 thousand citizens (e.g. Hannover). Increasing the share of biomethane – a renewable source of energy – in compressed natural gas will result in a further reduction of CO2 emission by up to 97% compared to petrol.
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