The Natural and bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA) promoted the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) at the TEN-T Days exhibition in Tallinn, Estonia, in October.
NGVA Europe together with Gasrec presented various natural gas vehicles (NGVs) outside the exhibition venues in the Estonian capital. Visitors had the chance to inspect gas-powered vehicles including Opel Combo, Fiat Doblo and Iveco Daily CNG.
In an attempt to emphasise the important role that LNG will play in Europe’s transport, NGVA Europe board member Iveco showcased the LNG version of its flagship truck model. Additionally, another member Rolande LNG showcased one of its mobile LNG filling stations.
NGVA also used the event to promote the LNG Blue Corridors project alongside its member Gasrec at the exhibition. The latter has already been granted funding for its LNG road transport project as part of the TEN-T 2012 call. The project will test the use of bio-LNG in a trial with HGV operators using a network of open access storage and refuelling terminals serving major routes in the UK. The study hopes to deliver a business model and a roadmap for the deployment of bio-LNG across the TEN-T network in Europe.
Carlo Fidanza, a member of the European Parliament advocating the "Alternative Fuels Package” (AFP), highlighted the importance of investing in alternative fuels in order to contribute to the decarbonisation of transport as outlined in the Europe 2020 strategy. The plan to develop the European internal market for NGVs and establish an infrastructure for LNG is currently under debate in the European Parliament.
Article image copyright of Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency.
Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward
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