A substantial follow-up investment by NIBC Investment Partners will allow Rolande to accelerate its activities in the field of sustainable road haulage. This means that the Tilburg-based company, which is already the market leader in the Netherlands in the field of LNG and bio-LNG for trucks, will be continuing to expand its Europe-wide LNG network.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been available as a fuel for trucks in the Netherlands since 2011. It makes it possible to reduce carbon emissions by up to 20 percent compared with diesel. Making LNG from biogas from certified waste flows, such as organic household waste, manure, sludge or agricultural waste, results in bio-LNG. This cuts carbon emissions from heavy road haulage by 99.8% compared with diesel. And LNG trucks are much quieter.
Twenty filling stations
“We now have twenty filling stations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany,” explains Jolon van der Schuit, the Rolande CEO. “Thanks in part to this additional investment from NIBC Investment Partners, we will be expanding that number to over thirty in 2022. Furthermore, we are setting up our own production facilities for local bio-LNG. Together, we are making the future sustainable for heavy road haulage.”
“Since our first investment in 2019, we have seen ongoing strong growth in the market for LNG trucks,” adds Mathijs Voogt of NIBC Investment Partners. “We are happy to support Rolande’s major contribution to the energy transition. The company is a great example of an innovative business that is a good match for our investment strategy and where we are keen to continue investing.”