Biogas is the sustainable version of CNG (compressed natural gas). It’s made from sewage treatment processing, waste processing, green waste, etc. OrangeGas only sells 100% biogas at all its filling stations. In terms of well-to-wheel, biogas is one of the cleanest fuels. Running a vehicle on biogas reduces CO2 emissions by 78% compared to petrol or diesel.
Biogas is the sustainable variant of natural gas. Natural gas comes from a finite, fossil source. Biogas is made from waste and sewage treatment, so biogas is circular and virtually CO2 neutral. At OrangeGas forecourts, you can always fill up with 100% biogas.
Using biogas reduces CO2 emissions and improves air quality. Biogas is made from biogas, and results in 90% fewer CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Research has shown that vehicles using biogas have the lowest environmental impact. In addition, vehicles burning biogas improve air quality because the fuel contains less particulates and produces less NOx. (Source: Rijden op Groen Gas (Driving on Biogas), June 2009, Creative Energy). Another advantage of biogas is that the fuel is supplied via the gas network, so tankers are no longer needed to deliver the fuel to filling stations.
Biogas is relatively cheap. In fact, it is up to 40% cheaper than fossil fuels.
Biogas is the product of biological processes, so it’s a very sustainable and circular source of energy. Vehicles propelled by biogas emit virtually no CO2, nitrogen, particulates or NOx.
Our biogas is injected into the standard network of gas pipelines, so tankers are no longer needed to deliver the fuel to filling stations. Good news; safer and more eco-friendly.
No, biogas is not made from food. It is the product of waste and sewage treatment.
No. Biogas can be collected from almost all types of organic waste, and there will always be waste.
Biogas is completely safe. The gas network operator has entered into clear agreements with the parties who inject biogas into the network. This ensures the quality remains high and safety measures are enforced.
Biogas vehicles are also very safe and so is filling them up with biogas. In fact, it’s safer than filling up with traditional fuels. Biogas is less likely to catch fire, it’s lighter than air, and it evaporates when released. All this means that it is safe to sell biogas at unmanned filling stations.
No. Biogas is the biological, non-fossil, version of CNG (compressed natural gas). LPG stands for liquified petroleum gas. It is created during the production and treatment of natural gas and oil, so it’s actually a fossil fuel.
Biogas is a volatile gas, and evaporates into the atmosphere when it is released, so it is suitable for unmanned filling stations. LPG, on the other hand, is liquid and heavier than air. If it escapes, it can accumulate on the ground and possibly explode.
This is why LPG can only be sold under supervision, and LPG vehicles are not allowed in some underground car parks and tunnels.
Biogas is cheaper than traditional fuels. For example, driving 500 km in a 2019 VW Polo on biogas costs €25. The same car with a petrol engine would easily burn through €52 of fuel, and even the diesel version would be more expensive at €33. Compared to petrol, biogas reduces your fuel costs by more than 40%.
An additional advantage of trucks running on biogas is that they’re 50% quieter, making them suitable for loading and unloading outside those hours fixed by many municipalities in the Netherlands for these activities. In addition, you’re exempt from paying truck road tax (Maut) in Germany, which can save transporters a lot of cash.
Biogas vehicles are suitable for everybody. Lots of passenger vehicle models and delivery vans are now available with factory-fitted biogas systems, and there are also enough used vans and cars available. See, for example, www.smartgreencars.nl.
Finally, biogas is often the first choice for waste collection and transport journeys of up to 500 kilometres.
The number of places you can fill up with biogas in the Netherlands is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, not every filling station sells biogas. On average, one new biogas filling station is expected to open every month.
View our filling stations for an up-to-date overview of places where you can buy biogas in the Netherlands and Germany.
Filling up with biogas is just as easy as filling up with petrol or diesel, and it takes about the same amount of time.
An advantage of filling up with biogas is that it’s a hands-free operation, and you keep your hands clean.
Biogas is measured in kilos because it is a compressed gas rather than a liquid, so it can’t be measured in litres.
Yes, besides the Netherlands there are OrangeGas filling stations in Germany, and soon it will available in Sweden too. For an overview of filling stations outside the Netherlands, visit the website gibgas.de
Your car must have a gas tank to run on biogas. More and more car brands are fitting gas systems to their models. You can see a list of all factory-fitted biogas models here. Search for used cars at smartgreencars.nl. Often, it’s also possible to install a gas tank in a petrol car.
It depends on the car, but it’s possible in most petrol cars. You can have a tank installed by a specialist. For a list of installers, go to: smartgreencars.nl.
Yes you can! Lots of suppliers of lease cars offer biogas models.
The range varies according to the type of vehicle, as you’d expect. More and more vehicles are being factory-fitted with a large biogas range and more limited petrol range. The average range of a passenger car running on biogas is from 300 km to more than 500 km. For delivery vans, the average range is 300 km to 400 km, and for trucks it is 100 km to 200 km, depending on the size of the tank installed.
Driving a car running on biogas is similar to driving a petrol car, although a car running on biogas is quieter. The current generation of gas engines has just as much power as its traditional counterparts.