Not all of the biomethane
produced at Beverwijk is fed into the grid. Part of it is used to fuel HHNK’s car pool. The company placed a filling station on its premises, next to the upgrading system. Here, the biomethane is pressurized so that it can be used to fill the cars’ tanks, thus providing a cost-effective alternative to ordinary fuel. Currently, HHNK has 19 biomethane-fueled cars. According to Duineveld, HHNK plans to add more than 50 biomethane-fueled cars in the coming years. At that point, seven percent of the biomethane produced at Beverwijk will be used to fuel cars. Meanwhile, other water authorities in the Netherlands have shown interest in running their cars with the biomethane from Beverwijk.
The Beverwijk installation is a promising example for a flexible, sustainable and efficient use of multiple types of resources. “This project will gain a lot of attention as it shows the great potential of sustainable energies and a variety of options of how to deploy them in the best possible ways,” Duineveld concluded.