Liqvis GmbH and L.I.T. Cargo GmbH have agreed to use sustainably produced Bio-liquefied natural gas (Bio-LNG) as part of a short-term flagship project.

As part of the project, physical Bio-LNG was provided to the site of L.I.T. from the Liqvis site in Hamm, Germany.

The sustainable fuel was then used by L.I.T. to run up to 16 IVECO S-way NP trucks, showing that transport operations using heavy duty trucks can be almost climate neutral.

Contributing a telematics system to record performance data such as fuel consumption, power, and driving style analysis for the trucks, Ulm-based IVECO Magirus AG also took part in the project.

In order to power the trucks, no technical modifications or special adjustments are required, and the Euro VI Cursor 0 and Cursor 13 engines used can be operated entirely using the Bio-LNG certified in the project.

Sebastian Gröblinghoff, Managing Director, Liqvis GmbH, said, “This flagship project in collaboration with L.I.T. is an important milestone on our way to demonstrating the advantages and reliability of Bio-LNG in heavy duty trucks.”

“By using sustainably produced Bio-LNG, even today transport operations using heavy duty trucks can be almost climate neutral.”

Successfully completed at the end of June 2021, the project began on the 19th of June 2021 and the trucks were exclusively supplied with 100% Bio-LNG from the Liqvis mobile LNG filling station at the NVG Nutzfahrzeugvertriebs GmbH site in Hamm.

The biofuel provided is certified in accordance with ISCC EU (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) standards and is produced using food waste.

CO2 emissions saw a reduction by a total of around 80 tonnes during the project and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by around 96% compared to conventional diesel.

Commenting on the project, Claas Bunjes, Head of Mobility & Digital Solutions, L.I.T. Cargo, said, “Replacing fossil-based LNG with Bio-LNG means we can already provide transport operations that are almost CO2 neutral – so we are making an active contribution to protecting the climate.”

Liqvis GmbH and EnviTec Bioenergie AG have recently signed a contract which will see an EnviTec subsidiary supplying Liqvis with Bio-LNG from the third quarter of 2022.

Bio-LNG will be offered as an alternative fuel at its LNG filling stations for heavy duty trucks in Germany from Autumn 2022.