Rolande opens filling station in Ziesar near Berlin and expands LNG network in Germany

Posted on

25/09/2023

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English News, News

  • Located along a strategically important transport corridor directly on Autobahn 2
  • A key step for fossil-free north-south and east-west goods traffic

Rolande, a pioneer and expert in sustainable road transport with a focus on Bio-LNG (liquefied natural gas), opened a new LNG filling station in Ziesar near Berlin today. The filling station has two LNG pumps and is situated on a strategically important transport corridor for east-west and north-south goods traffic, covering the North Sea and Baltic Sea regions. This station (Am Seehagen 7), located directly on the Autobahn 2, expands Rolande’s public network of LNG filling stations in Germany with another key location.

German LNG network

The newly opened station is Rolande’s seventh German LNG filling station. As with its other locations, the Bio-LNG provider has leased the premises from IDS (International Diesel Service), a European provider of fuel cards and fuels. The public self-service station in Ziesar, Brandenburg, is open around the clock and plays an essential role in establishing LNG as an environmentally friendly fuel. Its large entrance and exit make the filling station ideal for heavy trucks, and customers can refuel with ease. The futuristic architecture is tailored to the functional requirements of trucks that run on LNG. Rolande’s filling stations play a key role in Germany’s existing LNG network, which currently comprises 152 public filling stations (according to the German energy agency DENA). Rolande is also a strategic partner for clients with their own fleets and for freight forwarders and transport companies looking to switch to high-calorific LNG or Bio-LNG.

Availability of Bio-LNG

With the opening of the filling station in Ziesar, the Bio-LNG provider is forging ahead with the development of a transnational LNG network in Europe. The company already covers the Netherlands and Belgium and plans to open more sites in Germany by the end of the year. Rolande aims to boost the availability of LNG and Bio-LNG for transport companies by maintaining its growth trajectory and continuously investing in filling stations in these countries.

“We place a high priority on expanding our network to make freight transport more sustainable,” says Jolon van der Schuit, CEO of LNG pioneer Rolande. “Bio-LNG is a completely fossil-free and recyclable product that cuts CO2 emissions by up to 100% compared to diesel. Our efforts to make Bio-LNG more widely available mean that we and our customers are playing a vital part in reaching the European Commission’s goal of climate-neutral operations in freight transport by 2030.”