Chart Completes German LNG Fuelling Station
US Chart Industries has completed the installation and commissioning of Europe’s largest LNG fuelling station for Alternoil in Germany, it said November 14. Alternoil will operate the fuelling station, on Germany’s main A1 highway near the city of Bakum, following final approval by local authorities, expected in December 2019.
Chart’s proprietary “Saturation on the Fly” (“SoF”) technology eliminates methane emissions to atmosphere and recognises both spark ignited and compression engines which allows the station to fuel all LNG trucks, regardless of original equipment manufacturer or brand.
SoF also improves the station’s overall energy management and provides a total refuelling time consistent with equivalent diesel engine vehicles, Chart said.
“We continue to contribute to the development of the global LNG infrastructure ranging from liquefaction to marine to transportation,” said CEO Jill Evanko.
Alternoil is planning further LNG filling stations in its German network, including in Fulda, Cologne, Hamburg, Bremen and Remscheid.