Rolande and bp have opened a co-branded filling station at Europaweg in Bodegraven, with a focus on freight traffic. Rolande supplies LNG and bio-LNG fuels, while bp supplies other conventional fuels, such as diesel and Adblue.
The filling station symbolises the sustainability drive that is currently underway in the goods transport sector. “LNG is already more sustainable than diesel*,” says Rolande’s CEO Jolon van der Schuit. “With bio-LNG, heavy goods road vehicles can reduce their CO2 emissions by as much as 100 percent when compared to diesel. Bio-LNG therefore makes a substantial contribution to the European Commission’s objective of being climate-neutral by 2050.”
bp’s existing unmanned filling station has been completely renovated and two Rolande liquefied natural gas (LNG) dispensers have been added.
Rolande and bp have already been working together for some time. Business customers of bp can already use their fuel card at Rolande’s own filling stations. Now, for the first time, the cooperation has resulted in a co-branded filling station. Van der Schuit: “This new filling station is a building block in a Europe-wide LNG network. It is located at an important logistics intersection of the key A12 and N11 routes, and has a strong regional function.”
2411 NE Bodegraven
Thirteen and counting
Bodegraven is Rolande’s thirteenth LNG filling station in the Netherlands. The others are located in Alkmaar, Duiven, Geldermalsen, Heerenveen, Leeuwarden, Nieuwegein, Oude Tonge, Rotterdam-Botlek, Tilburg, Utrecht, Veghel and Zaandam. Rolande also has filling stations in Belgium and Germany. In addition to Rolande’s own filling stations, there is also a large network of partner stations where customers can refuel using the Rolande fuel card.