Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association Europe

NGVA Europe keeps you informed!

22/09/2015 - EU Member States and legislators could do much more to encourage the spread of alternative fuels, Brussels expert group saysmore
22/09/2015 - EU spearheads infrastructure for natural gas as a fuel with funding toolmore
22/09/2015 - Adac: natural gas engine scores best in CO2 testmore
22/09/2015 - Belgian region of Flanders wants 100.000 cars on alternative fuels on its roads by 2020more
09/07/2015 - Natural gas key element in mix of alternative fuels to clean up air in urban areas, says MEPmore
09/07/2015 - EU Commission refers Belgium and Bulgaria to EU court over air pollutionmore

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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