28 June 2021
The construction and successful commissioning of two gas upgrading plants in Tartu and Vinni has now been followed by the third EnviTec plant in Estonia. The new plant in Oisu was completed in six months from signature to handover.
Lars von Lehmden, Managing Director of EnviTec
The three plants completed by EnviTec Biogas could support the transition of Estonia’s local public transport network. All in all, the EnviThan plants supply 8.2 million kg of CNG each year, “which could, depending on journey type and bus size, power 400 vehicles for about 20 million km,” says Stefan Laumann – while also saving some 26,000 tonnes of polluting CO2 in comparison to Euro VI diesel buses.
According to a recent press release from Tallinn-based public transport company Aktsiaselts Tallinna Linnatransport (TLT), 100 CNG buses are already serving Estonia’s capital, with the acquisition of another 100 buses planned for this year. The city has also invited bids to supply up to 150 methane-powered buses. By 2025, the city aims to have replaced all of its existing diesel buses with environmentally friendly alternatives such as CNG buses.