The firm already owns 559 NGVs
CNG Net will open its 50th public refueling station during the third quarter of the year
In the niche market for alternative fuels in the Netherlands, Ballast Nedam is investing through the subsidiaries CNG Net and LNG24 in public networks of natural gas filling points for the private vehicle market and liquefied natural gas facilities for the transport market.
In addition to these public fueling stations, CNG Net manages seven facilities on a customized basis for haulage companies which use green gas. As an example, this firm and Attero work together to enable local authorities to power vehicles with their own municipal kitchen, garden and residual waste, from which Attero produces biomethane. CNG Net then supplies this locally as sustainable fuel for mobility.
In order to improve air quality, Ballast Nedam aims to increase the number of CNG vehicles in its car fleet by 5% in 2012. The number of NGVs rose to 27% (559 vehicles) of company's fleet in the first half of the year. At the end of 2011, the figure had reached 23% (458 vehicles).
Source: Ballast Nedam.