With the acquisition of ENN Clean Energy UK, Air Liquide is conducting projects for clean transport in the United Kingdom.
The acquisition of ENN was another step in Air Liquide's development of transportation solutions in the United Kingdom that reduce CO2 emissions "from well to wheel". This has enabled Air Liquide to launch an experimental project on CNG for HGVs with the participation of six distribution companies in the United Kingdom: Kuehne+Nagel, Great Bear, Howard Tenens, ASDA, Wincanton, and Brit European. With the support of CENEX (Center of excellence for low-emission technologies and fuel cells) and funding from OLEV (National Office for Low-Emission Vehicles), this project will enable it to conduct tests on 80 low-emission EuroVI trucks that run on LNG1 and CNG2. The aim of these tests, which will be completed in the spring of 2019, is to measure these vehicles’ fuel consumption as well as their performance and their cost.
Air Liquide already operates three liquefied natural gas stations dedicated to trucks in Wellingborough, Portbury, and Huntingdon in the United Kingdom. These stations are mainly supplied by Air Liquide's biogas purification plants in the United Kingdom, France, and Sweden.
1 LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). Easily and safely transportable, this fuel supplies stations for semi-trucks, touring buses.
2 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). This fuel supplies stations for captive light vehicle fleets, cars, semi-trucks, vans, buses.