Fifth Belgian LNG filling station for G&V Energy Group and Rolande
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G&V Energy Group and Rolande are opening a new Bio-LNG filling station in Zellik. “With this we are taking an extra step to give hauliers a tangible way to drive sustainably,” notes Xavier Dewulf, CEO of G&V Energy Group.
Using Bio-LNG saves heavy road transport up to 100 per cent in carbon emissions compared to diesel Euro 6. Switching to LNG can already reduce carbon emissions by up to 17 per cent compared to diesel.
Xavier Dewulf: “We are extremely pleased to be able to open our fifth LNG site in partnership with Rolande. We decided to invest in this site because of its strategic proximity to Brussels, and also at the request of several key transporters who drive sustainably for the Delhaize site in Zellik, among others. This outlet takes us a further step towards a future-proof mobility solution, where LNG plays an important intermediate role alongside other green alternatives. Our next aim is to optimise our proposition to Bio-LNG, which is already very successful with our Dutch neighbours, thanks to the CO2 certificates system.”
The issue of the environment is high on the agenda for dedicated customer Van Moer Logistics. Wim Willocx, Business Unit Manager: “Our investment in LNG trucks enabled us to reduce carbon emissions by 10 to 15 per cent. The trucks are also significantly quieter, making them eligible for urban distribution. In offering such green transport to our customers, the new LNG station in Zellik is a dream location for us to fill up. It’s the ideal location for greening transport, for companies operating from the industrial zone in Asse, and those located along the northern side of the Brussels ring road.”
“The opening of the station in Zellik means we now cover the entire region around Brussels,” explains Jolon van der Schuit, CEO of Rolande. “As alternative fuels in the European Union’s ‘Fit-for-55’ policy, LNG and Bio-LNG make a significant contribution to the ambitious targets for making ‘Commercial Road Transport’ more sustainable. This policy calls on EU member states to provide sufficient network coverage for Bio-LNG. We are contributing to this actively with our five stations in Belgium and our outlets in the Netherlands and Germany.”
Four in two months
Rolande has opened no fewer than four new Bio-LNG stations in recent months: two in Belgium (Waregem and Zellik) and one each in Germany (Hamburg) and the Netherlands (Bodegraven). Its own network now comprises 24 stations in those three countries.
The filling station is located along the N47 at Brusselsesteenweg 379 in Zellik. Getting there from the Great Ring Road (R0) around Brussels (part of the E19) entails taking Exit 10 ASSE and following the N9.