The first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) filling station for Dutch commercial vehicles in the north of the Netherlands has benn opened at Leeuwarden.
GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions, the Dutch subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, has opened a natural gas fuel filling station for trucks. The project is being run in partnership with the Salland Olie Firezone filling station in Leeuwarden and FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy products cooperative.
The new filling station is central to the group’s commitment to develop clean sustainable mobility solutions.
Boosting clean mobility with natural gas in The Netherlands
Dutch local and regional authorities are actively encouraging the use of LNG fuel as a route to improving air quality. The road transportation industry and the use of a clean vehicle fuel could make a major contribution to achieving that goal, because as a more eco-friendly solution, LNG fuel reduces CO2, fine particulate and nitrogen oxides (NOx). LNG-fueled engines also run quieter.
As a result, the environmental impact imposed by LNG-fueled vehicles is a significant one: they emit 20% less CO2 and up to 95% less fine particulates and nitrogen oxides than trucks running on diesel.
The Leeuwarden filling station will be the template for around fifteen other LNG stations to be developed by GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions throughout the country.