CEPSA and BEGAS promote an alliance to decarbonize heavy urban transport with BioAutogas

  • Both companies will promote the use of biogas and other fuels of renewable origin in buses, delivery vehicles, waste collection trucks and other municipal services, with the aim of accelerating their energy transition.
  • The alliance, which has already been joined by nine other companies and organizations in the sector, aims to become a pact integrating the entire value chain of professional urban transport.
  • BioAutogas can reduce CO2 emissions and levels of suspended particulate matter and NOx by up to 90% compared to traditional fossil fuels, in addition to reducing noise pollution. This CO2 reduction enables vehicles to meet the requirements of Agenda 2050 today.

Cepsa, an energy company committed to sustainable mobility, and BeGas, a European leader in the manufacture and development of engines powered by alternative energies, have signed an alliance to promote the decarbonization of professional urban transport, such as buses, delivery vehicles, waste collection trucks and other municipal services.

It is an alliance that aims to integrate the entire value chain of this sector (engine manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers, energy producers and consumers) with a common goal: to combat climate change by reducing the sector's carbon footprint and reducing pollution in cities. Currently, heavy urban vehicles account for 10% of the fuel consumption of the total professional transport fleet.

So far, nine partners from the public and private sectors have already joined this integrating alliance: the vehicle and machinery manufacturers Mobility Bus, Herko, Buxo Trucks, Socage, Aebi Schmidt Ibérica and Revenant, the companies Urbaser and Sulo, which have vehicles of this type in their fleets, and ANEPMA (National Association of Public Environmental Companies).

During the signing of the agreement, Carlos Barrasa, Cepsa's Director of Commercial & Clean Energies, highlighted:

"At Cepsa, we want to help our customers advance in their own decarbonization challenges, which is why alliances such as the one we are presenting today, to facilitate the energy transition of the professional vehicles that circulate in our cities, are at the core of our strategy. It is a great satisfaction to be able to reach a cross-cutting alliance of this magnitude, which we hope will continue to grow and strengthen with a clear objective shared by all: to advance together in the sustainability of transportation."

Carlos Barrasa - Director of Commercial & Clean Energies of Cepsa

For his part, Pedro Silva, CEO of BeGas has indicated that "the agreement with Cepsa is a strategic agreement since internal combustion engines powered by BioAutogas are the strategic solution to achieve the 2050 objectives".

Through this agreement, led by Cepsa and BeGas, both companies will promote the manufacture and use of bioautogas or biopropane and other products of renewable origin in professional urban transportation, in addition to promoting the use of engines 100% powered by these energies.

Bioautogas is a gas of renewable origin that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 90% and reduces the emission of suspended particles and NOx, which cause urban pollution, by more than 90% compared to traditional fossil fuels, as well as reducing noise pollution. This CO2 reduction enables vehicles to meet the requirements of the 2050 agenda today.

Cepsa and BeGas: two firm bets on transport decarbonization

The signing of this alliance confirms the commitment of both companies to reduce emissions in heavy urban vehicles. Cepsa currently has an annual production capacity of 7,000 tons of biopropane at its industrial facilities and, as part of its Positive Motion strategy, the company expects to produce more than 100,000 tons of this sustainable gas annually by 2030. Cepsa aims to lead the production of advanced biofuels in Spain and Portugal with an annual output of 2.5 million tons by the end of this decade.

For its part, BeGas Motor is a European benchmark in the manufacture and development of engines powered by alternative energies, such as autogas or bioautogas, and is the only manufacturer of 100% gas engines -without the need to use a hybrid engine with diesel or gasoline- for trucks and urban buses, which has Euro VI Step E approval.