Birmingham City Council’s report on low carbon fuel refuelling infrastructure includes biomethane
Birmingham City Council’s report ‘A city blue print for low carbon fuel refuelling infrastructure’, produced by Element Energy, was published on 24th February.
Building on the recently launched ‘Birmingham Connected’ Transport Strategy which sets out a 20 year vision for improving transport in the city, the City Council has developed a blueprint for low carbon fuel infrastructure. This blueprint identifies the key priorities and opportunities for the refuelling and recharging infrastructure that will be needed to support growing fleets of low and ultra-low carbon vehicles. It covers electric, hydrogen, gas, biomethane and LPG vehicles.
The report shows that Birmingham has access to alternative fuels to the extent that low carbon vehicles, including local renewable electricity production as well as local bio-methane production could save up to 260 000 tonnes of CO2 a year by 2035. The adoption of gas vehicles in Birmingham could save around 2 000 tonnes of tailpipe CO2/year by the 2030s. On a ‘Wells-to-Weels’ basis, CO2 savings could amount to around 26 000 tonnes/year.