Commitment to the energy transition
Gas for mobility
Natural gas plays a highly relevant role in ensuring a safe supply and competitiveness, while meeting the energy requirements of highly demanding sectors, such as industry. It also contributes in other areas such as transport, where it is positioning itself as one of the most sustainable fuels; key in reducing emissions and improving air quality.
The use of natural gas as a fuel for transport would allow for NOx emissions to be reduced by 80-90%, CO2 emissions to be reduced by 20-30% and SOx emissions and particles by practically 100% compared to traditional fuels.
This makes natural gas a sustainable alternative for mobility and heavy, maritime and rail transport.
Its contribution is particularly important in the case of maritime transport, as it allows ships to adhere to new environmental regulations set forth by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and directive (EU) 2016/802.
As part of our commitment to innovation, we at Enagás have made technical adaptations to our LNG plants which are now ready to offer new services related to the role of gas as a fuel, such as ‘bunkering’ (supplying fuel for ships). We also promote these new uses via our participation in the CORE LNGas hive and LNGHIVE2 projects, amongst others.
Enagás was also one of the companies to participate in the first pilot test in Europe for railway traction using LNG.
The company also supports the start-ups that have emerged from its Enagás Emprende programme that are focused on promoting mobility with natural gas, such as Gas2Move.