Today, Air Liquide inaugurated a new clean energy station in Servon, Ile-de-France, in partnership with Carrefour. This station, designed and installed by Air Liquide, will provide fuel on bio natural gas for transport vehicles (bio-NGV). Air Liquide is partnering with major retailers and transport specialists to support the development of clean fuel alternatives.
The Servon station is the first of 8 multi-clean energy stations that Air Liquide will roll out in France throughout 2017. They will join the 6 multi-energy stations that have already opened in France and in the United Kingdom. Designed mainly for the transport of goods, these stations supply compressed and liquefied bio-NGV, as well as the Air Liquide’s liquid nitrogen solution blueezeTM for trucks equipped with a cryogenic refrigerating unit, instead of diesel. The station that just opened in Servon, like all of Air Liquide’s multi-energy stations, can fuel 80 trucks a day.
Through its biogas purification units in Europe, the Group is present in the production of biomethane for natural gas networks and bio-NGV for transport fleets. Biomethane injected into the natural gas network can be used to supply stations that distribute bio-NGV. Bio-NGV is a form of clean and renewable energy that reduces CO2 emissions by 90% and noise by up to 50% compared with diesel fuel.
At this time, Air Liquide operates more than 60 bio-NGV stations in Europe, principally supplied by its biogas purification units in the United Kingdom, France, and Sweden.