Snam4Mobility, a subsidiary of Italy’s energy infrastructure group Snam, and OrangeGas (OG), a Dutch company owning and operating sustainable fuels service stations in the Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden, have signed an agreement for the development of a new biomethane refueling station in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
This agreement, which marks the first step outside of Italy for Snam4Mobility, is part of a larger cooperation project between the two companies in the sustainable mobility field. The station, which will be built by Snam4Mobility by year-end and will be operated by OG within its network of service stations, will provide both bio-CNG and bio-LNG to power sustainable mobility of both light- and heavy-duty transports in Germany.
“The cooperation with Snam4Mobility is a great step forward to further expand our bio-LNG and bio-CNG network in Germany,” said Wijtze Bakker, Head of Network Development Europe at OG. “The experience that Snam4Mobility has in Italy makes them the ideal partner to further expand our international clean refueling network and fits perfectly with our ambition to be the largest independent clean fuel retailer in Europe. Four new bio-LCNG stations will be opened in Germany this year, with the aim of opening a total of 20 stations in the next three years.”
The construction of the new German biomethane stations will help to create an OG network of clean fuel stations in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands and enable international transport to become even greener. OG offers 100% bio-CNG at all its CNG stations. From the beginning of 2023, OG will only offer 100% bio-LNG at its LNG stations as well.
“With this agreement, we are launching an important partnership to help decarbonize light and heavy transports in Germany, by leveraging our expertise in building and managing refueling stations and combining our strengths with those of OG along the biomethane value chain”, commented Alessio Torelli, CEO of Snam4Mobility.
The cooperation between the parties may lead to future projects aimed at further expanding bio-CNG and bio-LNG supply infrastructure in Germany, as well as potential initiatives on hydrogen, thus contributing to the decarbonization of transports and to reducing polluting emissions.