Spanish operator opts for waste-powered biogas Scanias

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The buses will run on biomethane. SCANIA


Spanish bus operator Moventis TCC Pamplona has acquired 13 new gas buses from Scania, designed to run on biomethane. “This deal is a truly holistic initiative, to utilise local waste as a resource for sustainable transport,” said Business Manager for City Buses at Scania Pedro Cotera. “Spain is a country with a strong agricultural and food production industry, and this is a step towards energy independence.”

As part of the fleet renewal process, the operator will also construct a new gas supply installation at its depot to allow the new biogas-powered buses to be fuelled on site. Filling will take around four minutes, giving each bus an autonomy of about 300km.

The new buses are the first in Spain to meet the Euro VIe emissions standard for compressed gas vehicles (CNG). They will be powered by biomethane extracted from landfill waste in a new processing centre; in the future sewage will also be used as an energy source.