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Gazasia’s core purpose is to help improve the air quality of Asia’s cities by providing sustainable, green transport solutions

Gazasia is an alternative fuel company providing waste-to-fuel solutions.

The company was set up by its CEO, Richard Lilleystone, who led the UK team which was responsible for establishing the first commercial landfill gas to vehicle fuel project in the world.

Richard formed Gazasia with the specific aim of rolling out its process in South East Asia. Air quality in many of the region’s densely populated cities is so severely affected by fossil fuel emissions, that the provision of an economic supply of carbon neutral clean vehicle fuel is critical.

The company’s initial projects are located in the Philippines, where Gazasia is working with one of the region’s leading energy companies.

Gazasia has streamlined its process and methodology to ensure that the conversion of raw biogasBiogas is a product of anaerobic digestion and is a mixture of 60% methane, 40% carbon dioxide and traces of other contaminant gases. to a carbon neutral and sustainable road fuel will deliver significant cost benefits to users while achieving lower carbon and GHGGreenhouse gases absorb thermal radiation from the earth’s surface and re-radiate it in all directions including the earth’s surface and lower atmosphere. This results in an increase in the average temperature of the earth’s surface, which is know as the greenhouse effect. The main greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are water vapour, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (NH4), nitrous oxide, and ozone. CO2 emissions produced by human activities come from combustion of carbon based fuels, principally wood, coal, oil, as well as from natural gas. emissions.

Gazasia has a dedicated team of specialist consultants investigating potential development opportunities throughout the region.

Background

Many governments throughout the region are subsidising fuel costs and despite the sharp fall in oil prices that has occurred over the past year, have insufficient resources to maintain their subsidies indefinitely.

As a result, there has been a rise in the number of vehicles using LPGLiquefied petroleum gas is also called LPG, GPL, or LP Gas, or simply propane or butane, and is a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in heating appliances and vehicles.  even though LPG is not an ideal fuel for hot climates due to its low boiling and vaporisation point. Sales of vehicles powered by liquefied gas are already seeing strong growth in the region. Global sales have reached 1.9 million per annum, and are projected to rise to 3.2 million per annum by 2016 [1], by which time global gas-powered vehicle sales will have risen to 26 million. This market provides a natural target for Gazasia’s product.

The impact of the high vehicle fuel prices that prevailed until recently was especially severe in South East Asia, where public transport is central to the mobilisation of the labour force. High fuel prices had a direct impact on transport costs, as well as on food prices, and have therefore had the greatest effect on the lower paid, ie the majority of the population.

Despite the current lower level of fuel prices, we still expect the use of biomethane and blended biomethaneBiomethane can be mixed with other biofuels or gaseous fossil fuels to produce a more cost-effective fuel that has a lower carbon ‘footprint’ than fossil fuels such as unblended petrol.to grow throughout South East Asia for the following reasons:

  • Due to the clean lean burn combustion of biomethane, vehicles configured for its use are ideal for city and town centre operations. This will positively impact on the current poor air quality environment, thereby alleviating what is a major health (and therefore political) issue throughout much of South East Asia.
  • As the base resource, waste organic material is abundant and inexhaustible.
  • Waste-derived fuels are generally unaffected by the geopolitical and economic events that impact on oil-based fuels and lead to price volatility.

 

 

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