The station, opened by LIQVIS, is one of the first permanent LNG filling stations in Germany and was built at a strategic junction in Grünheide, just outside Berlin, an area that has an especially high volume of delivery vehicles.

The Grünheide location will allow two vehicles to fill up with liquefied natural gas simultaneously round the clock, seven days a week. Depending on the tank size, a single refueling only takes between four and eight minutes and can be sufficient for a route of up to 1,600 km. The new station is open to the public and provides easy access to transport companies at a strategic traffic junction.

This is the first filling station that LIQVIS has established through the EU’s “Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport” program – the Uniper subsidiary received up to 9.6 million euros in funding from Brussels. Additional filling stations are planned for central locations such as Hamburg, Hanover, Kassel, Munich, Kamen, Ulm and Cologne. Meanwhile, in France and Belgium, three new filling stations each are planned for Metz, Calais and Vitrolles as well as in Liege, Antwerp and Brussels that will contribute to the supply of LNG.

“By developing a demand-driven network of LNG filling stations in Germany and select neighboring countries, we seek to promote the further expansion of LNG in commercial transport”, added Managing Director of LIQVIS, Silvano Calcagno.