Spain’s largest electric utility company Endesa, has signed an agreement with French transport company CityLogistics to supply natural vehicular gas and bio methane for the company’s fleet of vehicles in the city of Lyon.
The use of natural gas says Endesa, “will allow for vehicle fleet operating costs to be reduced and will represent a significant environmental improvement, since NVG [natural vehicular gas] allows particulate emissions to be reduced by 95%, sulphur oxide emissions by 100% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 65%.”
An Endesa release states that with natural vehicular gas being a renewable fuel, its considered CO2 neutral.
The agreement will last for 8 years, under which the utility will finance, construct and manage energy services for a new gas supply station for vehicles in the city of Lyon. The agreement seeks to fulfil the energy requirement for the growing fleet of vehicles that CityLogistics has – using an environmentally responsible resource.
Natural gas uptake
The agreement between Endesa and CityLogistics forms part of the new energy trading business development plan, and value-added services that the utility will implement in the next several years.
Endesa, part of the Enel Group, is reported to have a strong presence in France, with the provision on energy solution to professionals and large customers.
The utility has several offices located throughout France, including Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and Montpellier from which projects are developed to supply natural gas to the industrial, agricultural, distribution and service sectors throughout the territory.
The natural vehicular station, purposed for CityLogistics’ entire fleet of vehicles, is scheduled to be complete and operational by the end of November.