The Action aimed to construct and install biogas production and storage facilities as well as four recharging/refuelling stations for LNG-fuelled heavy goods vehicles. It was carried out in partnership with SUEZ which operates an extensive network of Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) in France and abroad, with great opportunities to produce Biomethane from sewage Biogas. Adding biowaste in the process significantly increased the production capacity.
The Action was part of a Global Project which was set to be developed over 15 years. By 2030, the partners were expecting to have inaugurated 115 LNG stations with a target utilisation of 440,000 tonnes of BioLNG per year. The expected results of this Action were:
- The construction of the biogas production and storage facility.
- The installation and operation of 4 LNG refuelling stations between 2015 and 2018 dedicated to freight transportation with a significant supply of Biomethane.
- The creation of an innovative Biogas processing supply and injection in stations to sell BioLNG.
- The identification of a profitable co-investment economic model for each re-fuelling LNG station.
- Obtaining long term commitments to create critical mass in the deployment of the network of stations, be a driving force of decarbonisation of the HGV fleet in France.
The project aims were for construction of 6 LNG fuelling stations dedicated to Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV) with installation of Biomethan production unit at a Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). LNG stations were planned for the main corridors of France and were to favour locations in nodes and intermodal connections, so as to be serviced from the Marseille-Fos, Barcelona, or Zeebrugge methane terminal.