August 24, 2020. Air Liquide and Shell have signed an agreement giving heavy-duty trucks with the Shell card access to Air Liquide’s network of multi-energy stations in France. This means they will be able to refuel in particular with biomethane.

Thanks to this agreement, heavy-duty trucks with the Shell card crossing France will now have access to Air Liquide’s network of multi-energy stations on the French territory, especially those located along the French north-south motorway network, which is a very important route for European road transport companies. These stations distribute a variety of fuels for road transport companies, including biomethane, natural gas for vehicles, and liquid nitrogen for refrigerated trucks.

They will be able to refuel 24 hours/day and seven days/week with compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and in particular bio-CNG and bio-LNG, which are alternative solutions to traditional fuels.

Air Liquide operates all along the biomethane value chain, with a circular economy approach, from the production and purification of biogas in the plants it operates, to its injection into natural gas grids, and its use, for example, as bio-NGV for road transport fleets. The biomethane injected into the natural gas grid is also used to supply stations that distribute bio-NGV.

The company now has more than 80 stations distributing bio-NGV around Europe, including 16 in France.