Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has opened its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling station in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Kallanish Energy reports.
The new LNG station is the fifth in the country, and part of Shell’s plans to build a network of up to 40 LNG-filling stations in Germany by the end of 2022. Three new stations are slated to enter operations in the autumn, with further units planned for the winter.
Located on an important long-distance transport link from Munich to France, the Kirchheim unter Teck station can refill up to 150 trucks per day.
Shell said in a statement on Monday it’s “making a further contribution to establishing LNG in heavy goods traffic as a cleaner, lower-CO2 alternative to diesel.” Heavy haulage running on LNG emits 22% less CO2 than diesel, but liquefied biomethane, also known as bioLNG could cut emissions to nearly zero.
The company also plans to build a 100,000 tonnes biomethane liquefaction plant in the Rhineland refinery, which would “save up to a million tonnes of CO2 in German heavy goods traffic within a few years.”
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