Rolande, pioneer and market leader in building infrastructures for liquefied natural gas and bio-LNG (Bio-Liquefied Natural Gas) for trucks in the Netherlands is announcing today its partnership with the Hoyer Group. Its aim is to make it possible to pay quickly and easily at all LNG/CNG filling stations.
• Transition to sustainable road traffic is to be accelerated
• LNG network to be expanded to cover all of Europe
• Liquid natural gas significantly reduces CO2 emissions of trucks
An acceptance agreement has therefore been signed, which allows refuelling using different petrol cards. This way, drivers will from now on be able to pay at Rolande stations using the HoyerCard Europe and vice versa. The partners intend to ensure that the LNG network will be expanded further. Rolande opened its first LNG station in Germany in 2020 in Ulm and the Hoyer Group in 2020 in Soltau.
By now, Rolande operates four stations in Germany and another 10 are to be added by the end of the year. A maximum of 24 Rolande stations will be added to the network in 2022.
Future of heavy haulage green
Both Rolande as well as Hoyer believe that the future of heavy haulage is green and that it is therefore necessary to reduce CO2 emissions. For this reason, a so-called “Cross-Card Acceptance Agreement” has been signed:
“Rolande pursues the objective of creating an LNG network covering all of Europe. We want to make it possible that driving an LNG truck from Goteborg to Gibraltar is just as easy as driving a diesel truck. To achieve this objective, Rolande relies on its own filling station network while it enters long-term partnerships in the interest of cross-card acceptance at the same time,” says Jolon van der Schuit, CEO of Rolande.
LNG and transport
“For the technology of liquefied natural gas to become prevalent in logistics, Hoyer has taken on the challenge to offer a network of supply stations with the broadest coverage possible. In 2020, the company’s first own LNG filling station was taken into operation, and numerous further LNG filling possibilities at select Hoyer stations are to be added to the network in the near term.
Furthermore, acceptance agreements such as the one concluded with Rolande have been signed to permit fuelling and payment with the HoyerCard.Europe in all of Germany and in neighbouring European countries. “We aim to act quickly and deliberately as a family-managed enterprise in order to permit our customers as soon as possible to use full-coverage and reliable supply for mobility of the future,” explains Thomas Hoyer, Managing Shareholder of the Hoyer Group.
By 31 December 2023, trucks that run on compressed or liquefied natural gas continue to be exempt from road tolls in Germany. This makes for savings of up to 18.7 cents in road tolls per driven kilometre for the operators. LNG trucks are consequently not only sustainable but also attractive economically.