First compressed natural gas stations in Latvia - VIRŠI Image 1

First compressed natural gas stations in Latvia - VIRŠI

The climate policy pursued by the European Union in recent years has been strongly promoting the use of alternative fuels, resulting in significant developments in the European compressed natural gas (CNG) market. By reorienting towards this emerging product, JSC “Virši-A”, the largest domestic fuel trader in Latvia, has set an example of a far-seeing and sustainable business planning, being the first operator to introduce CNG, a previously publicly unavailable but demanded product, in Latvia.

Virši is currently the only operator offering CNG in the country, through its growing network that currently counts three different stations, bringing not only environment benefits, i.e. reducing CO2 and NOx emissions, but also cost savings to their clients.



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AVIA’s first hydrogen station worldwide

In its contribution to sustainably reducing road traffic CO2 emissions and supporting the energy transition, in July 2020 the European retail station operator AVIA opened, by its AVIA member Osterwalder AG St. Gallen, its first hydrogen filling station worldwide, in Switzerland. AVIA is convinced that hydrogen will play an important role as an energy source for mobility in the future and decided to step forward to help reduce carbon emissions produced from the road traffic.

The newly opened station offers, to commercial vehicles in first instance, but also to passenger cars, green hydrogen with zero CO2 emissions, made in Switzerland using 100% renewable energy. By supporting this sustainable form of electro-mobility, AVIA is making an important contribution towards achieving CO2 targets for road transport.



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First Carbon Footprint Certification in Europe - Andamur

The European Green Deal, as a response to climate and environmental challenges which aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent and to provide the European Union with a sustainable economy, provides the opportunity to rethink policies for clean energy supply across many sectors.

Thanks to its contribution to this objective, the Spanish company Andamur, a family business focusing on en-route services, stands as the first company in the professional transport sector to obtain, in Europe, the Carbon Footprint Certification (ISO 14064-1, Certificate of Quantification of Emissions and Removals of Greenhouse Gases), granted by the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification (AENOR).



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Biodiesel bus line - PRIO

Road Transportation is responsible for nearly 25% of direct CO2 emissions in Europe. Road vehicles – cars, trucks, buses and two- and three-wheelers – account for a considerable portion of this value.
That is why PRIO, as a leading advanced fuels and biofuels operator in Portugal, and Carris, one of the most important urban fleets operators, decided that it was time to act on this problem and test sustainable solutions for conventional diesel engines.

With PRIO’s ZERO Diesel, both companies were able to transform 6 conventional buses in 100% renewable and fossil-free means of transportation without changing anything besides the fuel used, proving that is possible to act on climate change and start the energy transition right here and now, with the vehicles of today.



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100% biogas stations - SEO

For Finland to be carbon free in year 2035, the Finnish government had implemented strict policies to address climate change. Specifically, the Finnish Parliament has approved a law that is set to see biofuels targets gradually increase for 2030, which for 2020 is set to 20%.

Committed to achieving this goal, the Finnish company Suomalainen Energiaosuuskunta (SEO) decided to invest in and launch a biogas project, hence becoming the first distributor in Finland to offer biogas besides fossil fuels.
The carbon-neutral production process of biogas makes it a 100% renewable energy and a concrete solution to the fight against climate change by reducing GHG emissions.

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