April 11, 2021. A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) service station opens in Madrid, Spain, located at the Transportes Carrasco facilities, at Calle Tambora 4, Velilla de San Antonio, Madrid, next to the M-208, one of the roads in the main network of the Community of Madrid, which connects the M-300 in Arganda del Rey with the M-203, near Mejorada del Campo.
HAM Carrasco, designed, built and commissioned by HAM Criogénica, has been possible thanks to the commitment of Grupo HAM and Transportes Carrasco for LNG for road transport, with the aim of reducing emissions. The new facility has a tank of 80 cubic meters of 18 bar pressure, with a liquefied gas dispenser for trucks and heavy vehicles, which can be freely accessed 24/7, throughout the year. Payments can be made with any debit/credit card, in addition to being able to use the HAM card for professionals, exclusively for freelancers and companies.
LNG is a real, clean and safe alternative to fossil fuels, with which it helps to mitigate the greenhouse effect on the environment, due to the reduction of polluting emissions compared to other fuels. Liquefied natural gas reduces fine particles by 95%, nitrogen oxides by 35% and CO2 emissions by 15%, resulting in better air quality.
It should be noted that vehicles powered by LNG manage to reduce the noise of their engines by 50%, and a saving of 30-50%, thanks to their prices, compared to other fuels. They also have the ECO label from the General Directorate of Transport (DGT), which allows access to cities in high pollution episodes, as well as tax incentives and discounts, depending on the different autonomous communities.