LNG’s greatest advantage is its low emissions in terms of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, CO2 and, not least, noise. Its particulate matter and NOx values remain well within the limits set out in the Euro Standard VI, while LNG propulsion’s fine dust emissions are so low they are hardly worth mentioning. The “quiet” LNG engine technology facilitates making deliveries outside the standard times.
LNG is liquefied natural gas compressed to only 1/600 of its gaseous volume.
The compact liquefied natural gas can thus be transported over long distances – for example, from Africa or America to Europe – without pipelines and at relatively low cost. That means high price stability and greater immunity to crises. Commercial vehicle fleet operators can also use it to refuel their vehicles with sufficient natural gas to cover even longer distances*.
Since LNG replaces diesel in this case, there are considerable fuel cost savings. The environmental benefits associated with LNG are also more pronounced in pure LNG vehicles. The potential of LNG can thus be exploited 100 % in monovalent gas-powered vehicles.
Although natural gas can ignite when mixed with oxygen, as LNG it is not flammable, as its high density at a low temperature prevents this. If LNG escapes or is accidentally spilled, it does not harm the environment. It evaporates relatively quickly and – unlike LPG – is absorbed by the atmosphere because it is lighter than air. That is also why the liquid does not seep into the ground. As with any other fuel, LNG should be handled with care. The level of risk, however, is no higher than with diesel, for example.
Currently there are very few public LNG filling stations in Germany. Nonetheless, politicians have committed themselves to establishing a Europe-wide LNG filling station network for long-distance transport. We at LIQVIS plan to build additional LNG filling stations to meet the needs of our customers, thus actively contributing to the future filling station network. This also offers an advantage for you: contact us and influence the choice of location for setting up the LNG infrastructure. In this early phase, LNG is particularly interesting as a fuel for fleet operators driving fixed routes and/or returning to the depot on a daily basis.
Switching to LNG also pays off economically. You determine the exact parameters. Calculate your savings with our convenient TCO calculator and see for yourself. (Liqvis does not guarantee correctness and completeness of the values)
A change to LNG is also worthwhile economically. You determine the exact parameters. Calculate your savings with our comfortable TCO calculator. (Liqvis does not guarantee correctness and completeness of the values)