Dr. Manuel Lage, general manager
and CEO at NGVA Europe, recently spoke about the future of
gas (LNG) as a vehicle
"LNG is opening the use of natural
gas as an alternative fuel in long-distance road transport.
But the interesting point is that there are no other
alternatives. When you go for road transport, you use diesel or
you use LNG. That's why it's becoming so important in the
considerations, not only for the transport industry but also
the European Union," Dr. Lage stated.
However, Dr. Lage noted that a "lack of infrastructure" is
from being rolled out across Europe as the vehicle fuel of
"In Europe, the development of LNG
filling stations has been carried out by the fleet users
because they are very aware of the economic interest of LNG
against diesel. They converted the trucks, and they built their
own filling stations."
Small-scale LNG has been experiencing considerable growth in
recent years and is expected to become even more popular and
important in the years to come.
A number of organizations are now investigating the business
case, and are considering different ways of investing in and
technology, Dr. Lage