Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association Europe

NGVA Europe keeps you informed!

25/03/2015 - Finland takes leading role in implementation of EU Directive on alternative fuels infrastructuremore
25/03/2015 - Natural gas is a mainstream fuel option for clean urban mobility, study saysmore
26/02/2015 - Energy Union pushes for breaking oil dependence and decarbonising transport - opportunities for gas!more
26/02/2015 - EU to fund development of CNG infrastructure in northern Swedenmore
20/01/2015 - Key political decisions on natural gas as a fuel make 2014 successful year for NGVA Europemore
20/01/2015 - Seminar in Helsinki in March kicks off NGVA Europe's new event strategymore

The Mission of NGVA Europe

  • To provide a platform for all parties involved in the European NGV business to work jointly in order to optimize the use of available market opportunities.
  • To collect, review, and disseminate new information on technological innovations, environmental demands, or proposed legislation.
  • To collect, review, and disseminate reliable statistical information concerning the NGV market development.
  • To prepare and present well-founded projections of future market potentials including a sensitivity analysis based on different scenarios.
  • To develop draft Position Papers documenting desirable changes of standards (CEN/ISO), international regulations (GRPE), European emission regulations (MVEG), and other EU legislation.
  • To have a dialogue with national NGV associations, European associations (e.g. Eurogas, Marcogaz, and GERG), and international associations (e.g. IANGV, IGU, and IEA), seeking consensus on proposed Position Papers.
  • To coordinate national and European lobbying activities based upon approved Position Papers.
  • To adopt a pragmatic attitude to an ever changing political climate. Europe is a flexible concept. We now have the EU, the EFTA, the EEA, the EU candidate countries, the Mediterranean Union, and the Eastern Partnership to consider. NGVA Europe will keep its doors open to support activities in all of the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) countries, but will mainly focus on the pan-European area.
  • To closely follow developments concerning the possibilities of gradually complimenting natural gas with biomethane. In Sweden biomethane now accounts for 65 % of the fuel used in NGVs. It is essential to highlight the large potentials available in other countries for the use of renewably sourced methane, and the fact that all biological waste can be used for very efficient production of biomethane.
  • To support the use of LNG which requires far less space for fuel storage than CNG and which is thus an excellent alternative for heavy duty vehicles in daily use. LNG also provides an opportunity for cost efficient over-land transportation of NG/ biomethane into areas without close access to the natural gas grid.
  • To become the preferred internet source for general information concerning the NGV business.
  • To become recognized by the EU as a major stakeholder representing all of the parties interested in the future growth of the NGV market.
  • To become the main source of information concerning European NG/biomethane refuelling opportunities. The refuelling infrastructure is the key to continued progress, and it is essential that NGVA Europe can (1) provide an overview of current refuelling opportunities, and (2) offer suggestions concerning future infrastructure developments (e.g. using the Blue Corridor concept).

NGVA Europe... for sustainable mobility

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