On October 24th, the long-standing bayernhafen resident, Rödl energie, and BayWa held the groundbreaking ceremony for their new LNG fuel station in bayernhafen Nürnberg. Upon completion, the service station in Mülheimer Straße will make Nuremberg one of the first cities in Germany (there are currently only four other locations nationwide) offering the possibility to refuel vehicles with this alternative fuel.
“I welcome the decision of Rödl energie and BayWa to open a new chapter for the metropolitan region in terms of alternative fuels,” says Dr Ulrich Maly, the Lord Mayor of the City of Nuremberg. “The new LNG fuel station will boost efforts to protect the climate, will reduce CO2 emissions in freight transport and will send a clear message to the industry and logistics sector: we want to – and we can – protect the environment.”
Alexander Ochs, member of the Management Board of bayernhafen and Managing Director of the company that operates bayernhafen Nürnberg and Roth, Hafen Nürnberg-Roth GmbH, agrees with the city representatives. “We see our role as site architects and this is how we act. We provide the companies operating from our ports with the space they need to develop new fields of business, but also strengthen the synergy effects between the companies based at our port. The new LNG fuel station developed by our long-standing resident company, Rödl energie, is a further example of this.”
Many of the companies based in and around bayernhafen Nürnberg operating LNG-powered vehicles will, in future, be potential customers for Rödl energie and BayWa. Rödl energie and BayWa are already in contact with companies interested in refuelling their trucks at the LNG service station. The German government currently provides grants of 12,000 euro to companies who plan to acquire LNG-fuelled trucks. Through their LNG project, the two partners are blazing a trail for the future of environmentally friendly HGV transport.
Rödl energie and Baywa are convinced that the energy market will continue to develop and hydrogen technology will play a key role in the heavy goods transportation sector. Until such day comes, the two companies want to offer their customers an environmentally friendly alternative now.