Rolande opens its first German filling station

The Dutch company Rolande has opened the first of five filling stations for compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Germany.

The new station in the city of Ulm is equipped for the use of Bio-LNG. Rolande plans to open stations in Dortmund, Duisburg, Grasdorf, Lübeck and Ziesar with partners before the end of 2020 - a further expansion is planned for 2021.

The station will be a 24/7 self-service filling station with two LNG and two CNG dispensers with capacities that guarantee "fast refuelling" without long waiting times. The filling station has a daily capacity for up to 150 vehicles and large entrances designed for heavy trucks. Rolande said it supports transport companies that want to switch to CNG, LNG or Bio-LNG and is also already working on building an infrastructure for the production and use of Bio-LNG for trucks.

Jolon van der Schuit, CEO of Rolande, said: LNG must be available for all trucks - also in Germany. We believe that LNG makes transport not only more environmentally friendly but also more profitable. And everyone should benefit. That's why we want to supply all customers in Germany with the cleanest and most efficient fuel available at this time: LNG! To this end, we are not only building filling stations, but also organising the entire sales and marketing chain from import to nationwide supply. In doing so, we are continuously developing new concepts for a future nationwide supply in Germany and other European countries.


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