Uniper’s subsidiary Liqvis continues to expand its network of LNG filling stations for trucks with the opening of a new facility near the western German city of Bonn.
The new LNG filling station is located in Gewerbepark Dachsberg, Bad Honnef, according to a Liqvis statement on Monday.
Liqvis says this filling station complements the firm’s growing LNG network in Germany but also in France.
It is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the EU and built in cooperation with Dutch cryogenic tech firm Cryonorm.
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According to its website, Liqvis now has seven operational LNG filling stations in Germany and six under development. Prior to this facility, it launched a filling station near Hamburg.
Liqvis operates two filling stations in France as well.
The market for LNG as a truck fuel is growing rapidly in Germany as owners look to slash emissions but also a road tax exemption for such vehicles until the end of 2023.
Europe has now at least 474 LNG filling stations in operation, according to Brussels-based association NGVA Europe.
Italy leads the way and has 110 LNG filling stations in operation, followed by Germany with 88 stations, the data shows.