Rolande Welcoming the Scania LNG/CNG Initiative
– Rolande is centrally involved in building a full-coverage LNG supply network across Europe
– With mileages of more than 100,000 km/year, it is urgently recommended to make the switch to gas-operated commercial vehicles
– Scania trucks can hold up to 1,100 kg deep-frozen liquefied natural gas
– The LNG filling station in Ulm, which opened in July, is by now the second largest Rolande station in Europe already
Rolande, pioneer and market leader in building infrastructures for liquefied natural gas and bio-LNG for trucks in the Netherlands officially welcomed one of the Scania trucks running on LNG at its LNG/CNG filling station, which was in early July in Ulm. The station with its iconic design and futuristic architecture is optimally adjusted to the needs of trucks running on natural gas. Scania is one of the leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles and wants to move customers to switch to the more environmentally friendly alternative of trucks with liquefied natural gas engine. The LNG network of Rolande that is made up of its own filling stations as well as those of its partners ensures today already that transporters can travel routes from the north of Sweden to the south of Spain without problems in the LNG supply. Compared to diesel trucks, vehicles running on LNG/CNG already emit up to 17% less CO² using fossil natural gas while the emission is reduced by up to 98% when using liquefied biogas. The station in Ulm proves how quickly new LNG/CNG filling stations come to be accepted: In just three weeks, it has become the second biggest Rolande station in terms of the LNG/CNG sales. Rolande is planning to open further public stations still this year in Duisburg, Dortmund and Lübeck, all of which will be equipped from the start for a later use of bio-LNG.
The new Rolande LNG filling stations are 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.