Biomethane pp 99-110 | Cite as

Biomethane in Transportation Applications

  • Sirichai KoonaphapdeelertEmail author
  • Pruk Aggarangsi
  • James Moran
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter deals with transportation applications of biomethane. If biomethane is injected to a natural gas grid, subsequently it can be used in transportation through natural gas filling stations. Alternatively, in certain situations where there is no natural gas grid available, a stand-alone filling station can be constructed. This would use biomethane produced from the upgrading stations discussed in the previous chapter. The similarities and differences between the performance of biomethane and natural gas in transportation applications will be discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sirichai Koonaphapdeelert
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pruk Aggarangsi
    • 2
  • James Moran
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental EngineeringChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand

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