Discover a truck running with Bio-LNG, a way to reduce emissions from road transportation
Amid growing environmental awareness and with consumers increasingly sensitive to poor air quality in cities, the transportation sector has to undergo rapid and profound change. In Europe, 20% of CO2 emissions originate from road transportation. Despite some improvements in fuel consumption efficiency in recent years, these emissions are still rising, mainly due to increasing road freight traffic. Air Liquide wants to help road transportation companies to significantly cut their polluting emissions.
With the distribution of bio-NGV (Natural Gas for Vehicles), in addition to the development of biomethane production, Air Liquide contributes to the entire clean mobility chain, from production to use. In a world where energy needs and sources are changing rapidly, the ability to transform organic resources into renewable and totally carbon-free energy is poised to become part of the new energy mix. Energy produced in this way has the advantage of being easy to store while meeting the demand for clean transportation solutions.
A sustainable solution to reduce emissions from road transportation
CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) offer three major benefits. As clean energies, they simultaneously reduce particulate, NOx and CO2 emissions compared to diesel, in particular when they are produced from biomethane. NGVs are also quiet, which is a real advantage for urban and suburban deliveries, especially at night. Lastly, as of a certain milage, these fuels are more economical, with a lower cost price per mile than diesel.
CNG and LNG are alternatives to conventional fuel. They provide a response to the challenges of clean transportation: Reducing greenhouse gases, pollution in our cities and dependence on oil-based fuels while maintaining competitiveness.
Based on in-house biomethane purification technology, and on know-how in the fields of industrial gas distribution, compressed gases and cryogenics, Air Liquide has developed a complete range of integrated bio-LNG/CNG solutions, which include the production of this renewable fuel from waste, to its distribution in refueling stations.