March 16, 2021. The collaboration between Iveco, Engie, and Vulcangas has reached an important milestone, just a year after the inauguration of the filling station on Strada delle Cascinette, in Turin: it has become today the first filling station in Northwest Italy to supply biomethane (Bio-LNG and Bio-CNG), a 100% green fuel and made in Italy.
The biomethane distributed at the filling station is produced at a plant located in the province of Lodi, where it is purified and liquefied. By supplying this renewable fuel, the station becomes the last link of a 100% green energy supply chain.
Thomas Hilse, Iveco Brand President, stated: “Zero-emission transport is here. With the Iveco S-Way NP, we have the technology to achieve it and, from today, here we also have the supply of bio-methane. The production and supply of this renewable fuel is growing fast, and more stations like this one will quickly come on stream. The process is accelerating and very soon in Italy we will be able to drive completely emission-free on LNG.”
Inaugurated in February 2020, the station covers a surface area of 5,000 m2. It is located within the CNH Industrial manufacturing site on Strada delle Cascinette, in the strategic area to the east of Turin, at the intersection of the transport network (motorways and ring roads) and adjacent to the headquarters of Iveco Orecchia, the dealership serving the Province of Turin and the Aosta Valley.
The station is mainly dedicated to heavy-duty vehicles, and has two liquefied natural gas (LNG) and four compressed natural gas (CNG) dispensers, as well as a charging point for electric vehicles, powered by a photovoltaic system on the roof.
Compared to diesel, LPG or traditional fuels, LNG reduces particulate matter by 95%, nitrogen dioxide by 90% and also significantly reduces CO2 emissions. Biomethane is a carbon free fuel with virtually no environmental impact.