02/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/22/2021 13:12
As a low-emission alternative to conventional fuels in the mobility sector, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is growing in importance.
LNG truck drivers can now fill up their vehicles at filling stations operated by LIQVIS and pay cashless with the BayWa fuel card. BayWa is a full-range provider of heat and mobility solutions for the energy sector. BayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of BayWa AG, offers fleets and haulers a broad range of mobility services from electromobility through to LNG, including fuel cards and charging cards. Thanks to the company's partnership with LIQVIS, BayWa customers can currently make cashless payments at twelve LNG stations - and this network is set to be significantly expanded over the course of 2021. Details on the individual stations can be found atwww.baywa-mobility.de/de/lng (page in German)Sebastian Gröblinghoff, Managing Director of LIQVIS GmbH: 'We are delighted to be extending the use of our LNG filling stations to BayWa fuel card holders in the future. We will be systematically expanding our presence in Germany through 2021 and enabling our customers to fill up their vehicles with LNG at other convenient and accessible locations. We and BayWa-our new and highly capable fuel card partner-are united by the common goal of providing our customers with an extensive and reliable network of LNG filling stations.'
Dr. Klaus Mohrenweiser, Managing Director of BayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH:'When our customers need to refuel, they should have as many stations at their disposal as possible. Collaborating with LIQVIS is an important step in expanding the network of LNG filling stations that can be accessed with the BayWa fuel card. LIQVIS is a reliable partner for helping us consolidate the LNG mobility infrastructure. By working together, we can advance the cause of alternative engines in a tangible way.'
LNG trucks release very little particulate matter and nitrogen oxide, which means they easily meet the high environmental requirements of the Euro VI emission standards. Moreover, heavy-duty LNG trucks weighing over 18 tons with an annual mileage of at least 100,000 kilometers have significantly lower fuel costs than diesel vehicles. A further advantage of vehicles powered by LNG is that they are exempt from motorway tolls in Germany.
Uniper subsidiary LIQVIS has been operating LNG filling stations since 2017. These are located at strategic transport hubs that serve a particularly high volume of trucks, such as Kassel-Lohfelden and Berlin-Grünheide. To meet the increasing demand for this alternative fuel, systematic expansion of the German LNG filling station infrastructure is planned for the coming years. Additional LIQVIS stations are therefore set to be commissioned in the regions of Hanover (Langenhagen), Hamburg, Magdeburg and Bönen, among others.
For more information, please contact:
T +49 178 4394847
GF BayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH
Dr. Klaus Mohrenweiser
T +49 162 2828432
LIQVIS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Uniper SE that is building and operating a needs-based LNG infrastructure for heavy goods vehicles. Founded in 2015, Liqvis has been operating LNG filling stations in Germany and France since 2017. Steady expansion of this filling station infrastructure is planned for the next few years.
Uniper is a leading international energy company with approximately 11,500 employees in more than 40 countries. With around 34 gigawatts of installed generation capacity, Uniper is one of the world's largest electricity producers. Uniper's core activities include power generation in Europe and Russia as well as global energy trading and a broad gas portfolio, which makes Uniper one of the leading gas companies in Europe. Last year, Uniper sold a gas volume of around 220 bcm. The company is based in Düsseldorf and is currently the third largest listed German energy supply company. As part of its new strategy, Uniper aims to become CO2-neutral in Europe by 2035.
About BayWa AG
BayWa is a globally active group with the core segments of energy, agriculture and building materials, as well as the development area of innovation and digitalization. As a global player, it develops leading solutions and value-adding projects for the basic human needs of food, energy and construction. Founded in Munich in 1923, the company now has more than 20,000 employees worldwide in more than 40 countries. BayWa AG originated in agricultural cooperative trading, with the mission to provide rural regions with everything they require for agriculture. Development of the renewable energies business area began in 2009, and this has since become a key source of revenue. All activities in this field are overseen by BayWa r.e., which worldwide has fed over 4.0 gigawatts of capacity from renewable sources into the grid so far and manages plants with an output of around 9 gigawatts at present, making it an internationally successful contributor to the energy transition.