Netwerk van LNG-tankstations in Nederland groeit gestaag

Vanaf nu ook LNG tanken aan de A4 en de A67

Sinds 17 januari is Nederland twee LNG-tanklocaties rijker. Deze LNG-tanklocaties van PitPoint.LNG zijn gelegen bij TruckEasy tankstations van DCB Energy en bevinden zich aan de:
– Peuldreef 2 (2635 BX) in Den Hoorn;
– Erik de Rodeweg 3 (5975 WD) Trade Port Noord, Greenportlane in Sevenum/Venlo.

De LNG-tanklocatie in Den Hoorn heeft een centrale ligging in Nederland, op slechts enkele meters van de A4, en is goed bereikbaar vanuit Delft, Den Haag en Rotterdam. De LNG-tanklocatie in Sevenum/Venlo is tevens goed bereikbaar met directe ontsluiting aan de A67 en de A73, en is ideaal gelegen voor vrachtwagens die rijden naar achterland hubs voor havens Rotterdam en Antwerpen en naar Centraal Europa.

Woensdagavond 17 januari werd de LNG-tanklocatie te Sevenum/Venlo officieel geopend door de heer Paul Driessen, wethouder van Horst aan de Maas, Freddy Berkel van DCB Energy en Jan Willem Drijver van PitPoint.LNG. LNG-tanklocatie Den Hoorn werd eind december jl. geopend.

Schonere brandstof voor vrachtwagens
LNG staat voor Liquefied Natural Gas, ofwel vloeibaar aardgas. LNG wordt in Nederland al jaren als brandstof toegepast binnen het zwaar wegtransport en wint elk jaar aan populariteit. LNG verbrandt schoner dan diesel Euro VI-norm: 30% minder gezondheidsschade (PM10 en NOx) en 10% minder uitstoot van CO2. Naast LNG zal op deze locatie ook hoogcalorisch CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) worden aangeboden.

Drie nieuwe LNG-tanklocaties
In juli 2017,hebben DCB Energy en PitPoint.LNG een contract getekend voor de realisatie van drie LNG-tanklocaties. Twee van deze locaties zijn nu operationeel en de derde locatie te Roosendaal* volgt in het voorjaar. Met Den Hoorn en Sevenum/Venlo erbij telt Nederland inmiddels 24 LNG-tanklocaties in totaal, goed verspreid door het hele land.
Jan Willem Drijver, managing director PitPoint.LNG: “De nieuwe LNG-trucks kunnen op een volle tank circa 1500 km rijden. Met het huidige netwerk van LNG-tankstations op strategische locaties kunnen we spreken van een landelijk dekking.”

Bovendien zal het netwerk van LNG-tankstations nog verder groeien, ook buiten Nederland. “PitPoint.LNG werkt aan ontwikkeling en exploitatie van LNG-tanklocaties in België en Duitsland. Transporteurs kunnen dan ook in deze landen gebruik maken van ons netwerk. Er zijn dus geen belemmeringen meer voor transporteurs en hun opdrachtgevers om te investeren in schoon transport,” aldus Drijver.

LNG 24/7 beschikbaar
De hypemoderne TruckEasy tankstations in Den Hoorn en Sevenum/Venlo, zijn onbemand en 24/7 geopend. Alle gangbare betaalkaarten worden op deze locaties geaccepteerd.

Freddy Berkel, directeur en eigenaar van DCB Energy: “DCB is verheugd dat haar relaties, naast traditionele brandstoffen, nu ook LNG en hoogcalorisch CNG kunnen tanken op beide locaties.”

“Zeeschepen stappen massaal over op gas”

“De internationale scheepvaart stapt het komende decennium massaal over op het schone LNG als brandstof”, zegt Pieter van Oord – topman van de maritiem aannemer Van Oord.

“Schepen stoppen met de vervuilende stookolie’”, voorspelde hij in zijn toespraak aan boord van het partyschip Smaragd. Nu is de zeescheepvaart een van de vervuilendste industrieën ter wereld. Van Oord heeft zelf vorig jaar een eerste schip besteld op LNG, Liquid Natural Gas. “De overgang naar schone brandstoffen en het terugdringen van de CO2-uitstoot is een enorme uitdaging, maar niet ondoenlijk.”

Lees hier het hele artikel in het Algemeen Dagblad.

Conclusie ECN: Voldoende biomassa voor 2/3 van alle vrachtwagen kilometers!

Het NRC bericht in een onafhankelijk, eigen artikel dat schoon biogas perfect is voor trucks:

Gezuiverd en afgekoeld biogas, zogeheten Bio-LNG, kan trucks en schepen flink schoner en stiller maken. Maar subsidieregelingen werken deze brandstof tegen.

In Nederland rijden momenteel vierhonderd trucks op vloeibaar aardgas (liquid natural gas, LNG) en zeven binnenvaartschepen gebruiken deze relatief schone brandstof. Vergeleken met diesel – en ook biodiesel – produceert een motor op LNG ruim de helft minder stikstofoxiden en 95 procent minder roet en fijnstof. Ook het geluid van een motor op LNG is 75 procent minder. En het milieuplaatje wordt nóg mooier als je aardgas vervangt door biogas als grondstof, waarvan je dan Bio-LNG maakt. „Dan wordt ook de CO2-uitstoot met 95 procent gereduceerd”, zegt Jolon van der Schuit, directeur van het bedrijf Rolande, dat zowel LNG als Bio-LNG produceert.

Bio-LNG lijkt daarmee een interessant alternatief voor de transportsector, met name voor het zware vrachtvervoer. Elektrische aandrijving is hier bijvoorbeeld geen optie. Gezien het grote gewicht van truck of schip, en de lange af te leggen afstanden, zou je zoveel batterijen moeten meeslepen dat er weinig ruimte overblijft voor de lading. Maar kan Bio-LNG een substantiële bijdrage leveren aan de verduurzaming van het wegtransport?

Middels deze link, leest u het hele artikel.

Geslaagde Najaarsbijeenkomst

Ondanks de sneeuwval en stakende docenten in het basisonderwijs werd de Najaarsbijeenkomst van het Nationaal LNG Platform goed bezocht. Voor de 12e keer op rij stond de middag in het teken van verschillend LNG-productnieuws.

Deze middag werd het wederom duidelijk dat het gebruik van LNG en bio-LNG als brandstof goed aansluit op de inzet naar duurzaamheid in het transport. De succesvolle introductie van LNG als schone en stillere brandstof in scheepvaart en wegtransport kent kansen met betrekking tot de ontwikkeling van logistieke afspraken en business cases en tevens uitdagingen met betrekking tot de ontwikkeling van infrastructuur en nieuwe technologie.

Verschillende, uiteenlopende sprekers stelden de aanwezigen op de hoogte over hun LNG-ontwikkelingen. Welke dat zijn, kunt u teruglezen in onderstaande presentaties.

CMA CGM to Fuel World’s Biggest Boxships with LNG

Number three ocean carrier CMA CGM announced Tuesday that it will become the first container line to run an ultra-large container ship on LNG. It will equip nine 22,000 TEU newbuilds – the largest boxships in the world – with all the equipment necessary to run on natural gas. These giant ships will also be among the very first merchant vessels to run transoceanic routes on LNG (other than LNG carriers, which typically burn a portion their own boil-off gas).

Lees hier het hele artikel.

Tanker to Become LNG Bunkering Vessel

On November 11, Shell has reportedly signed contract with a Rotterdam based company Anthony Veder to convert a tanker to LNG bunkering vessel.

What happened?
The Shell has signed an agreement Anthony Veder headquartered in Rotterdam, to convert the multipurpose tanker ‘Coral Methane’ into an LNG bunkering vessel for Shell.
The modification is touted to be the first of its kind and will include certain LNG bunker equipments into the vessel.

Lees hier het hele artikel.

Scania is Sustainable Truck of the Year in Italy

The Scania gas-fuelled P-series distribution truck has been selected as Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 in Italy.

Under the auspices of the Italian trade magazine Vado e Torno, in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, the awards jury examined all 2017 product news.

The jury noted that gas is increasingly seen as the road ahead to sustainable transport. “For Scania, sustainability and addressing the environmental footprint of transportation is a key element in its strategy,” it said. “Scania’s research and development each day focuses on reducing fuel consumption and operational costsr. The fully automated Opticruise transmission, combined with 5-cylinder 280 and 340 hp compressed gas engines, shows Scania’s awareness of its customers’ needs. Moreover, drivability in the gas distribution truck reaches the highest level ever.”

 

TOTAL neemt LNG-tak over van Engie

ANOTHER MAJOR STEP TAKEN IN ENGIE’S TRANSFORMATION PLAN

ENGIE continues to deliver on its transformation plan by reaching a new major milestone: the Group has received a firm and binding offer from Total for the sale of its upstream and midstream LNG activities, liquefaction, shipping and international LNG trading, for an aggregate value of 2.04 billion US dollars, including an earn-out of up to 550 million US dollars, payable under certain conditions.

ENGIE will keep its downstream activities, of which the regasification infrastructures, and LNG retail endcustomer sales, and further accelerates its development in this area. ENGIE is therefore pursuing its refocus on three key businesses: low carbon power generation, infrastructures – notably gas, and integrated downstream customer solutions.

ENGIE is also convinced that green gases, biogas and renewable hydrogen, are key to the energy transition. Hence it is establishing a new entity dedicated to the development of renewable hydrogen and just signed an agreement whereby ENGIE becomes Total’s preferred biogas and renewable hydrogen supplier.

Total’s firm and binding offer is for the acquisition of ENGIE’s upstream and midstream LNG activities: liquefaction, shipping (including the Gazocean subsidiary) and international LNG trading operations. The European regasification booked capacities are also included in the perimeter. The intended transaction is in line with ENGIE’s strategy to reduce its exposure to commodity prices. It also completes the Group’s action plan to move away from upstream oil and gas activities following the announcement of the sale of ENGIE Exploration & Production International in May of this year.

The aggregate value of 2.04 billion US dollars includes an earn-out of up to 550 million US dollars based on future oil market developments. The proposed transaction is expected to translate into a 1.4 billion US dollars reduction in ENGIE’s consolidated net financial debt, excluding earn-out. This transaction will enhance ENGIE’s profit profile for the upcoming years.

“his intended transaction demonstrates once again ENGIE’s ability to deliver on its transformation plan and to improve its risk profile by reducing its exposure to commodity prices. Total is the best placed to secure the future development of liquefaction, shipping and LNG trading employees and activities. ENGIE is nonetheless accelerating its development in its LNG downstream activities, notably in the regasification domain and the supply of LNG to its end customers. Furthermore, ENGIE is convinced that green gases are a key element to the energy revolution and further materialises its lead in this area by becoming Total’s preferred supplier”, said Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE Chief Executive Officer.

Total’s ambition is to consolidate ENGIE’s upstream and midstream LNG activities with its own LNG business in order to become a global leader on the whole LNG chain.

The envisaged transaction will be presented to the relevant employee representative bodies of ENGIE and is subject to customary closing conditions. ENGIE will conduct a continuous dialogue with employee representative bodies and has already asked Total to make commitments regarding the employees concerned by the proposed transaction. As part of the intended transaction, ENGIE will also meet its commitments to its counterparties.

The intended transaction could be completed in the course of 2018.

In parallel, ENGIE is accelerating its development in downstream gas activities and announces the creation of a new entity responsible for the development of renewable hydrogen which is set to become increasingly important for the energy revolution. This entity, with a global reach, will coordinate the Group’s efforts in the hydrogen space, will develop major hydrogen production, transport and sales projects, and will therefore foster the development of this emerging source of energy.

In this context, ENGIE has also reached an agreement with Total in the green gases space. This agreement foresees, for an initial 10-year period partnership, that ENGIE will become Total’s preferred supplier for all new projects of renewable hydrogen and biogas supply. This agreement will also facilitate the promotion of green gases as an affordable, clean and competitive source of energy for mobility use.

Litouws LNG Platform opgericht!

THE LNG PLATFORM AIMED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LNG MARKET LAUNCHED

On November 8, six partners – science institutions and businesses – set up an LNG platform. The platform is aimed at strengthening and developing the LNG market and relevant activities in Lithuania.

The partners of the LNG platform
AB Klaipėdos Nafta, UAB Ligas, AB Amber Grid, UAB Lietuvos Dujų Tiekimas, Klaipėda University and the Lithuanian LNG cluster  set up the LNG platform in Lithuania in accordance with  the letter of intent on cooperation signed with the national LNG platform of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 28 June 2016. The Lithuanian LNG platform was established considering the good experience of the national LNG platform of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

“During the three years of the operation of the Klaipėda LNG terminal we have developed the LNG infrastructure and created a broad range of LNG activities. Today, by creating a platform which unites business and science we move ahead – we join forces to seek real possibilities to apply this type of fuel in practice as extensively as possible and make it available for a wider group of consumers. LNG is the fuel of the future, and its application in industry and logistics is gathering speed across the world, with Lithuania keeping pace with the European leaders of LNG use in these sectors – the Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, or Italy,” said the Lithuanian Minister of Energy Zygimantas Vaičiūnas.

The partners of the platform are seeking to promote the use of LNG, as a new, cleaner and quieter fuel, in the transport, industrial and other sectors and create the common information and work platform of all potential participants of the LNG market.

“All the partner countries are interested in promoting the use of LNG as fuel and developing relevant activities and innovations. An integrated approach to LNG and the involvement of countries developing LNG economic-commercial activities, an education and science institution as well as an LNG cluster will contribute to the quality development a of legal and regulatory basis in Lithuania and neighbouring regions and promote the use of LNG, as one of the cleanest fossil fuels, in the transport and industry sectors.  It is also important to fully use the capacities of the floating LNG storage and regasification unit Independence as the LNG distribution hub of the whole Baltic Sea region,” pointed out CEO of KN Mindaugas Jusius when speaking about the objectives of the platform.

“We are the pioneers of LNG trading in the Baltic States, we have the unique know-how, a wide range of contacts with the largest players in the LNG market in Europe and in the world. We want to employ that and contribute to the further successful development of LNG appliance in the region, as we see good prospects for the LNG market,” said Vytautas Čekanavičius, CEO of LITGAS.

“The progress that Lithuania has lately been demonstrating in the area of clean fuel allows us to talk more confidently of leadership beyond the regional level. Building the LNG platform in accordance with the best international practice, we’re making real headway in making LNG fuel more prevalent in logistics and industry. Both science and business will receive an opportunity to enhance cooperation, which could give us more initiatives like the development of an LNG-fuelled locomotive and a smart transport container in the future. For the state, this means the procurement of unique expertise and a competitive advantage in the international market,” said the head of the LNG Cluster Management Board, and Director-General of Lithuanian Railways Mantas Bartuška.

“Being one of the leading natural gas suppliers in the Baltics, we actively joined the Baltic Sea small-scale LNG supply market this year. It is symbolic that already the fifth small-scale LNG cargo is being loaded in Klaipeda today. I am convinced that the establishment of this platform will contribute to the development of a faster LNG market in the Baltic region and the Baltic Sea, and this will bring benefits to Lithuanian consumers and business,” said Mantas Mikalajūnas, CEO of Lietuvos Dujų Tiekimas.

“The platform will serve as an instrument for the development of LNG sector, that will promote the use of LNG not only in the traditional fields, but also in the new ones through the use of know-how, experience and modern smart technologies,” said Saulius Bilys, CEO of Amber Grid.