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EnviTec Biogas and BAUER complete first joint CNG filling station expansion project

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Demand for biofuels is rising—and helping to drive green mobility. The powerful high-pressure systems, energy efficiency and outstanding global reputation offered by EnviTec’s business partner BAUER are more in demand than ever before. The partnership between this long-established supplier of CNG (compressed natural gas) plant components and biogas plant all-rounder EnviTec Biogas dates back to 2017. After two successful projects together in France, the two partners yesterday celebrated the completion of an expansion project for a German CNG natural gas filling station in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Opened in 1995 by operator GVG Hürth, this natural gas filling station needed a new compressor. “To ensure we can meet rising demand, we worked with BAUER to plan for a compressor with a capacity of around 20,000 kg per month,” explains Stefan Laumann,
Head of Gas Upgrading Department at Lower Saxony-based EnviTec. One key challenge here was integrating the new equipment into the existing system. Laumann: “With a technical equipment building and a connection to an existing compressor already in place, the package of planning work we handled here for BAUER and the customer was much more extensive than usual.” After successful calibration and official TÜV approval for the tank facility in Hürth, located in the Cologne metropolitan area, cars and trucks can now refuel with biomethane (as compressed natural gas). Four waste collection trucks are now using the filling station every day.

Alongside the integration of a new compressor, a second fuel pump has also been set up that offers fuel nozzles for both heavy goods vehicles and cars.

As an agile and innovative mid-sized enterprise, EnviTec Biogas is using its ‘Drive Biogas’ concept to support policies aimed at achieving the transition to sustainable transport. The aim here is further improve the market penetration of bio CNG, a renewable form of natural gas. “With ‘Drive Biogas’, we’ve worked with BAUER to develop an innovative business model that is promoting the use of biomethane as a fuel for the transport sector,” explains EnviTec CFO Jörg Fischer. Bio CNG can be used as a fuel by the many vehicles designed to run on natural gas that are now commercially available.

For more information, please visit: https://www.envitec-biogas.com