Rolande has opened a new bio-LNG filling station in Himmelkron, in Bavaria. Featuring two pumps, it is conveniently located on a key north-south route running from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean Sea. Moreover, its location at Frankenring 4b on the A9 highway between Munich and Berlin represents the most significant addition to Rolande’s public network of bio-LNG stations in Germany.
This is the company’s eighth bio-LNG station in this country. As with previous locations, Rolande leased the site from IDS (International Diesel Service), a European provider of fuel and fuel cards. The public, self-service filling station is accessible around the clock. With its wide entrances and exits, it is ideal for heavy trucks and offers users a comfortable fueling experience. Its avant-garde design is specifically geared to the needs of LNG-powered trucks.
Rolande’s stations are helping expand Germany’s network of bio-LNG stations, which currently comprises 157 public facilities according to the German Energy Agency (DENA).
In opening the Himmelkron station, Rolande has intensified its efforts to establish a pan-European bio-LNG network. The provider already operates a closely knit network of filling stations across the Netherlands and Belgium and aims to add more stations in Germany. In doing so, Rolande will continue adhering to its expansion strategy in order to optimize the accessibility of LNG and bio-LNG for transport companies, and plans to invest consistently in the expansion of filling stations in these three countries.
Jolon van der Schuit, CEO of Rolande, said: “Bio-LNG is the perfect fuel for heavy trucks. It reduces carbon emissions by up to 100% compared with diesel fuel and is fully traceable. Bio-LNG offers other advantages too. Using local waste streams promotes a circular economy, the range of bio-LNG-fueled vehicles is comparable with traditional fuels, and fast refueling times enable efficiency in day-to-day transport operations.”