“Our fleet includes a great variety of vehicles, from small Category A cars for staff to utility/transport vehicles. The decision to acquire cars running on natural gas is part of our strategy of diversifying CERN’s automobile fleet so as to make it more environmentally friendly,” said Véronique Marchal, head of Site Services in the GS Department.
According to Serge Micallef, in charge of industrial clients at SIG and responsible for the partnership project with CERN, with CNG soot particles are almost eliminated, while emissions are 50 to 70 per cent lower than for petrol. “Another consideration is that 10 per cent of the natural gas in the Swiss supply is renewable biogas”, he remarked.
CERN’s new NGVs will refuel at BP station, where SIG has installed CNG pumps. This facility is located on the route du Nant d’Avril, about three kilometres from the research centre.
Source: European Organization for Nuclear Research