Walbrzych -potential to use biomethane in public transport, Poland, July 2012

2012-08-31 10:00:00

On the 3rd of July a regional seminar was organized in Walbrzych in the south west of Poland. Several participants attended the seminar, which was held in the beautiful Ksiaz Castle. Interest from local authorities was big and representatives from the Municipal Department of Public Utilities (MZUK), the Board of Roads, Department of Transport and Maintenance of Walbrzych, and the Walbrzych Gasworks all attended the seminar.

On the 3rd of July a regional seminar was organized in Walbrzych in the south west of Poland. Several participants attended the seminar, which was held in the beautiful Ksiaz Castle. Interest from local authorities was big and representatives from the Municipal Department of Public Utilities (MZUK), the Board of Roads, Department of Transport and Maintenance of Walbrzych, and the Walbrzych Gasworks all attended the seminar.

 

The seminar contained presentations describing the experiences of using biomethane and CNG as fuel for public transport in Sweden, Germany and Estonia. The participants were also informed about the experiences of operating CNG powered city buses in Walbrzych and what possibilities there are to supply buses in the region with biomethane. The study carried out by MTI describing the potential for biogas production in the Baltic Sea region was used as a reference. 

 

The Walbrzych region includes 14 municipalities and has a total population of approximately three hundred thousand inhabitants. The mining sector is currently experiencing a downturn and support from the national government in order to exploit potential for sustainable development is expected. Additionally, the European Union will allocate resources for the development of certain regions, which also could be a potential source for developing the use of biomethane as a renewable fuel for public transport. 

Regional Seminar, Walbrzych

Opening ceremony and aims of the meeting

Lennart Hallgren, Stockholm Public Transport. Wojciech Gis, Motor Transport Institute

Biogas as a vehcile fuel

Wojciech Gis, Andrzej Zóltowski, Motor Transport Institute.

Towards a sustainable public transport system in Stockholm

Lennart Hallgren, Stockholm Public Transport.

Biogas as motor fuel in Estonia

Jaanus Tamm, Tartu City

Potential of Biogas production in Poland, Germany and Sweden

Wojciech Gis, Andrzej Zóltowski, Paulina Grzelak, Motor Transport Institute

Wstepne studium mozliwosci wykorzystania biometanu ze zródel gospodarki komunalnej w transporcie autobusowym Walbrzycha

Jerzy Waskiewicz, Wojciech Gis, Andrzej Zóltowski, Motor Transport Institute

Experiences in using biogas as vehicle fuel in Germany  

Petra Seidenberg, ATI

Praktyczne doswiadczenia Dolnoslaskiego Oddzialu Obrotu Gazem Gazowni Walbrzyskiej i Miejskiego Przedsiebiorstwa Komunikacji w zastosowania CNG do zasilania silników w autobusach komunikacji miejskiej w Walbrzychu

Ryszard Michalowski, gasworks in Walbrzych

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