About the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe)

The Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) is the European association that promotes the use of natural and renewable gas as a transport fuel. Founded in 2008, its 114 members from 27+4 countries include companies and national associations from across the entire gas and vehicle manufacturing chain.

NGVA Europe is a platform for the industry involved in producing and distributing vehicles and natural gas, including component manufacturers, gas suppliers and gas distributors. It defends their interests to European decision-makers to create accurate standards, fair regulations and equal market conditions.

NGVA Europe creates networks among interested stakeholders to reach consensus on positions and actions to expand the market for the natural gas transport system. It also collects, records and communicates reliable facts and significant developments in the market.

What we stand for

NGVA Europe strives to encourage EU decision-makers to create fair regulations and accurate standards on issues pertinent to the developments of gas in transport. Using gas in transport contributes to improving air quality and achieving decarbonisation. Gas can also be renewable, accelerating transport decarbonisation with clean, carbon-neutral mobility.

Reducing CO2 emissions significantly
Natural gas blended with biomethane or synthetic gas (power-to-gas) from renewable sources can reduce CO2 emissions significantly, up to 95%.

Biomethane and synthetic gas (from the gasification and power-to-gas processes) are renewable energy sources with very low carbon footprints; when applied as fuels, they allow gas vehicles to run carbon-neutral.

Biomethane and Synthetic Gas
Biomethane is refined from biogas produced by the natural breakdown of organic material in waste from agriculture, municipal waste, plants, sewage or food waste. It has the same composition as natural gas and can be injected into the natural gas distribution grid, or used directly by natural gas vehicles.

Power-to-gas means producing synthetic natural gas with surplus energy from wind farms or solar panels through a chemical process. It can be used directly by natural gas vehicles or injected into the natural gas grid.

NGVs can also use renewable hydrogen made from water electrolysis mixed with natural gas in the grid. Blending hydrogen with natural gas can bring additional benefits in terms of pollutant reduction.


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