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Chart builds Europe’s largest LNG vehicle fuelling station

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Chart Industries, Inc. has announced that it has completed the installation and commissioning of Europe’s largest LNG fuelling station for AlternOil GmbH.

The station will be operated by AlternOil following final approval by local authorities expected in early December 2019. It is located on Germany’s main A1 highway near the city of Bakum.

According to the statement, Chart’s proprietary ‘Saturation on the Fly’ (SoF) technology eliminates methane emissions to atmosphere and recognises both spark ignited and compression engines. This will allow the station to fuel all LNG trucks regardless of original equipment manufacturer or brand. In addition to this, SoF also improves the station’s overall energy management and provides a total refuelling time consistent with equivalent diesel engine vehicles.

Jill Evanko, Chart CEO, said: “We continue to contribute to the development of the global LNG infrastructure ranging from liquefaction to marine to transportation.

“AlternOil GmbH continues to offer maximum operator convenience through flexible, full-service truck centres that incorporate full integration of Chart equipment with other aspects of the station, including AlternOil’s cashless payment system.”

Chart claims AlternOil is planning further LNG filling stations in its intended German network, including in Fulda, Cologne, Hamburg, Bremen and Remscheid.

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