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DVGW comparative study LNG and Diesel trucks in heavy goods transport

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), a comparative study between LNG and Diesel trucks in heavy goods transport has now been published.

As part of an LNG demonstration project, the study was carried out by the DVGW, Research Center at the Engler-Bunte Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Over a period of 13 months, the operating data of 20 LNG trucks and 20 Diesel trucks were compared with the forwarding company Ludwig Meyer Logistik in a direct comparison. The LNG trucks were refueled at our LIQVIS filling station location in Berlin Grünheide (Mark).

In essence, an advantage has been demonstrated by the lower fuel consumption and lower LNG price, so that with a mileage of> 120,000 km / a with a payback after 2.5 to 3 years to be expected (TCO).

"The results of the demonstration project have shown that the use of LNG in road-bound heavy haulage is an immediately available, lower-emission and reliable alternative to Diesel fuel, which is also widely accepted by drivers. In short term, this technology is a competitive option for significantly reducing THG emissions in heavy goods traffic. Significant reductions in NOx, particulate matter and noise can also be achieved through the use of LNG vehicles."

In the medium term it is possible to achieve almost CO² neutrality without any technical restrictions by adding up to the complete conversion to bio-LNG from regenerative sources.

This contributes significantly to the fact that LNG is a forward-looking fuel for heavy goods traffic.

For more information find the full study at the link below, you are also welcome to contact us directly.