In cooperation with the logistics business of Volkswagen Group, BayWa Energy unit opened the first LNG filling station for trucks in Wolfsburg/Lower Saxony. The facility is operated by BayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH. BayWa will put the next LNG stations into operation in the Bavarian cities of Munich, Nuremberg and Nördlingen in mid-2020. Other locations are in the project planning phase. By developing LNG infrastructure, BayWa is entering into partnerships with anchor customers who guarantee large purchase volumes for their fleets.
“We want to develop our service station business in a future-oriented way and expand our portfolio with low-emission fuel alternatives such as LNG,” said Matthias Taft, board member responsible for energy at BayWa AG, Munich. “The new station in Wolfsburg marks the start of our LNG activities.”
“For Volkswagen Group’s logistics, the extensive availability of LNG stations is an essential prerequisite to further reduce CO2 emissions in road freight transport in the future. The opening of such a filling station at the headquarters of Volkswagen AG is a forward-looking sign and also sends out a signal for our transport service providers,” commented Thomas Zernechel, Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics.
Wolfsburg LNG station offers an easily accessible location in the Heinekamp industrial area, with a direct connection to the A39, which leads to the A2 motorway in just a few kilometers. It features two LNG dispensers and, thanks to the roofing and the modern design, is already a popular meeting point for truck drivers. BayWa’s next step will be to offer renewable LNG at the station.