Rolande opens LNG filling station in the Port of Duisburg

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Duisburger Hafen AG and Rolande, a pioneer and market leader in building infrastructures for liquefied natural gas and bio-LNG for trucks in the Netherlands, opened an LNG filling station in the Port of Duisburg on 1 December.

The new Rolande LNG station is open to all LNG-fuelled commercial vehicles. Duisburg Hafen AG thereby makes its promise come true of introducing the use of LNG as an environmentally friendly fuel in the Port of Duisburg and making an important contribution to environmental policy for the reduction of local emissions. Following the opening of the first Rolande LNG filling station in Ulm, the Duisburg location is an important milestone for Rolande on the road to establish a nationwide public LNG filling station network in Germany. Further locations are planned to open in 2020 and in early 2021 in Dortmund, Grasdorf, Lübeck, Ziesar and Hamburg. Each of these filling stations is already equipped at this time for a later use of bio-LNG.

“Through the expansion of the public LNG network in the Port of Duisburg, we contribute together with our partners to a significant reduction of CO2 and other emissions. An important part of the change to climate-neutral logistics,” explained Erich Staake, Chair of the Management Board of Duisburger Hafen AG. “Jointly with Rolande, we have created a significant added value by building the LNG filling station on logport I, of which foremost our customer and leaseholder network can profit directly on site. Long-distance freight haulage in the region will also be able to make use of the benefits of liquefied natural gas in terms of costs and sustainability for the long term. This is an economic added value for the entire location.”

“The Port of Duisburg is an important LNG site for our planned nationwide LNG filling station network in Germany,” said Jolon van der Schuit, CEO of Rolande. “Our first own station in Ulm is proof of how quickly and successfully LNG is being accepted in Germany. Just a few weeks after it opened in July 2020, the station became one of our strongest LNG filling stations in terms of sales in Europe.

I am convinced that we will see a similar success story in the Port of Duisburg. The Port of Duisburg and Rolande are motivated by the firm belief in a future without fossil fuels. As a part of this, we consider LNG to be a stepping-stone on the way to bio-LNG. Together, we want to contribute with this to a cleaner world for tomorrow.”

Public CNG/LNG filling stations – prepared for bio-LNG

The facility in the Port of Duisburg is a traditional public 24/7 self-serve petrol station with two LNG pumps with capacities guaranteeing swift fuelling without long waiting periods. With a daily capacity for up to 150 vehicles and large driveways, the filling station has the ideal dimensions for heavy-load trucks. It not only contributes with this to gradually further establish LNG as an environmentally friendlier fuel, but

EU sponsorship

The filling station in Duisburg is part of the Connect2LNG project that is financed by the CEF programme of the European Commission. The aim of the Connect2LNG project is the development of a European LNG fuelling network by commissioning five stations in Germany and France.


Bio-LNG (Bio-Liquefied Natural Gas) is a 100% biological fuel that can be derived from certified wastes such as organic household wastes, sludge, dung or agricultural wastes. It is low in emissions and climate-neutral with a high energy density and it can thereby contribute to reaching the climate-protection objectives for traffic. Bio-LNG is liquefied bio-methane or also liquefied, synthetically produced methane. It has the same chemical characteristics as LNG, but a drastically lower CO2-emission.