The Platform is currently conducting talks with a number of ecological and environmental protection organizations in order to reach agreements to ensure that the use of LNG as a transport fuel will contribute optimally to the greenification of heavy transport in the Netherlands. The partners are taking a first step in this direction by initiating a joint study to identify the extent to which the use of LNG can lead to net environmental benefits in the various subsectors. The partners are currently deciding on agreements covering topics such as the minimum required CO2 emission reduction and the added value of LNG in reducing the levels of NOx, SOx, particulate matter and noise emissions. Substantial CO2 emission reduction can be achieved by the use of Bio-LNG.
Some new initiatives include Shell’s plans to realize up to seven LNG fueling stations for freight traffic and the recently commissioned Greenstream, the first fully LNG-powered inland navigation tanker ship. GDF Suez is also investing in the entire LNG chain, ranging from fuel stations, bunkering facilities and technical solutions to the supply of LNG to customers. The first public station is currently in the process of being commissioned, and will be able to provide continuous supply for sixteen trucks. A second (mobile) station is ready to start providing flexible service to new customers. Besides, over the next three to five years, GDF Suez plans to open fifteen LNG fuel stations for road traffic and shipping.
Source: National LNG Platform