According to Lage, 33 per cent of the long-haul trucking industry will run on LNG by 2035. “This is fully equivalent to a similar study done in the United States, where they forecast 37 per cent in 2035. Both projections from both sides of the world are thinking that in the next 20 years one third of heavy-duty transportation will be using LNG, and this is a lot,” he said.
In addition, Lage talked about the EC’s Blue Corridors Project, which intends to develop a number of filling stations across European main routes, and urged automakers to build more methane-powered trucks. He also highlighted the use of LNG as a marine fuel. “Liquefied natural gas is going to be the solution for ships,” he said.