The Vice-President and Walloon Minister of Climate, Energy and Mobility Philippe Henry has launched the first service station in Wallonia offering bio-CNG. The facility, located in the town of Jambes, is operated and owned by Total and represents another step towards the company’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in Belgium.
Total also opened the very first bio-CNG station in Belgium at the end of 2019. “It is by providing access to all those who have made the choice to contribute to the energy transition by opting for CNG vehicles – as a company or as a private person – that we will achieve the set climate objectives,” said Stefaan De Ganck, Mobility and New Energies Director at Total.
“Indeed, some 23,000 private and professional vehicles are already running on CNG in Belgium and we want to encourage this growing curve with solutions that are ever more respectful of the environment with our bio-CNG,” he added.
“Total is diversifying its energy mix in a pragmatic and sustainable manner. We are convinced that the complementarity of energies will be a source of synergies, value creation and technological advances,” commented Bernadette Spinoy, Managing Director of Total Belgium. “Natural gas, and in particular its application in the form of bio-CNG, is one of the solutions for the transition to a carbon neutral world. This is why we want to continue to grow across the entire gas value chain, from production to marketing.”
Moreover, Minister Henry stated: “To meet Walloon energy and climate transition objectives, it is important to diversify and green the sources of supply in the transport sector. In this context, bio-CNG has a legitimate place and must help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric pollution.”
Source: Total Belgium