Green gas producers will be able to get their fuel to market more economically following the introduction of a new leasing service by Spanish gas transport specialist Calvera.
The family firm has already signed two separate leasing deals – one to an international utility, the other to a major gas supplier – and now plans to roll out the service Europe-wide.
In what the company claims is an industry first, Calvera is offering to lease its entire range of gas transport options, including trailers and mobile refuelling units, to customers such as biomethane producers, ESCOs and energy utilities.
Calvera believes the service will “significantly improve” the economics for many biogas producers and will also appeal to specialist gas transport firms.
Commenting on the service, Calvera Chief Executive Rafael Calvera (left) said, “Getting gas to the end user in the most cost-effective way can be a challenge for producers of hydrogen, biomethane and CNG.”
“We think this leasing service significantly improves the economics of supplying and distributing ‘green gas’, by simplifying the overall business model. For any new scheme it will reduce up front capital expenditure and will help overall project financing.”
Through the service Calvera is making its entire range available, including mobile refuelling units and lightweight modules which can be lifted on and off supply trucks via a hydraulic hook-lift crane. Every leased vehicle will be fully maintained by Calvera’s specialist team.
Rafael Calvera states he is in “advanced discussions” with developers and operators in the low carbon heat, power and industrial sectors and anticipates further deals in the weeks ahead.
As part of ACI’s Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit, Calvera will tomorrow (5th February) host more than 20 companies, including Gasunie, Honda, Total and Engie, at its bespoke facility in Epila, near Zaragoza, Spain. The exclusive site visit will allow the conference delegation to see the firm’s latest innovations and products.
The summit, a two-day event held in Madrid, Spain on 6th and 7th February, will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier.