Biomethane vehicle area

The biomethane vehicle area featured working examples of vehicles using biomethane technology.

Vehicles on display

DHL concept vehicle

DHL has launched a compressed natural gas (CNG) concept truck. The vehicle is a Euro-6 two-axle rigid Scania P-280 which is designed to be 'city safe' and 'city quiet'. DHL's concept vehicle includes a host of safety features and is is purpose built for city-type operations.

Find out more about the vehicle here

Reading Buses – Scania K270 

Reading Buses' biomethane bus has a Scania K270 chassis with an ADL E300 body and recently set the land speed record for a regular bus. The bus was modified with special tyres, fitted with a racing seat and safety frame and had the speed limiter removed for the record. It peaked at 80.87mph on the track at Millbrook, and the project has allowed Reading Buses to engage their engineering staff and start to take their message to a wider audience with schools becoming interested in the work as part of Key Stage 2 for novel fuels. Reading Buses has benefitted from exposure on the global stage through international media coverage.

Evergreen Gas – Volkswagen Caddy C20 Ecofuel

The Evergreen Gas company vans are VW eco-fuel caddy vans which run on upgraded biogas, that is produced from the company’s pilot food waste AD plant. The food waste that is obtained from local restaurants and delicatessens is fed into the AD plant, which in turn produces the biogas. This biogas is then processed through an upgrading unit to produce a biomethane which can be filled directly into the fleet. 

Iveco Daily Natural Power

The Iveco Daily Natural Power can operate on compressed biomethane (CBM). Now with Euro VI certification, New Daily Natural Power models are particularly well suited for urban operators which have to work within Low Emission Zones, whilst the reduction in operating noise of 5 dB(A) compared with its diesel equivalent gives fleets greater flexibility for night-time and early morning deliveries.

New Dailys running on CBM (or CNG) offer the same performance as a diesel engine, plus they are able to access underground parking areas and travel on ferries, without the limitations affecting some other alternative fuels.

Operators can select from many New Daily Natural Power models, starting from 3.5 tonne van and chassis cabs with single or twin rear-wheels up to the 7 tonne van and 7.2 tonne chassis cabs. Since Iveco manufactured its first Natural Power vehicle in 1995, it has gone on to deliver more than 13,000 light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, and Iveco Buses, into service in Europe, including more than 2,000 vehicles in 2013 alone.

Showcase your vehicle next year

If you have a vehicle running on biomethane that you'd like to display at UK AD & Biogas 2016, please contact Kelly


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