Air Liquide installs the first clean multi-energy station in France, near Nancy

June 22, 2016

Air Liquide has launched on 21 June 2016 the first clean multi-energy station dedicated to road freight transport in France and in Europe, based in Fléville-devant-Nancy. With this new station, Air Liquide contributes to the development of a cleaner mobility.

This new multi-energy station, open to the public and dedicated to road freight transport, enables to supply vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and liquid nitrogen (N2 ) on a single site. CNG and LNG power trucks are used for urban deliveries. Nitrogen is meant for trucks fitted with a cryogenic refrigerating unit for food refrigerated transport.

These energies offer three major benefits. As clean energies, they enable to cut both fine particles and CO2 emissions, specifically when CNG and LNG are issued from bio methane. They are also silent, which is a true asset for urban and peri-urban deliveries, especially at night. Lastly these energies are more economical, with a lower cost price per mile than diesel.

The station will provide clean energies to the truck fleet running on LNG/CNG and on nitrogen for refrigerated transport of Transalliance, a European transport and logistics company. Those trucks are used for deliveries in urban areas on behalf of Samada, Monoprix’s logistics subsidiary.
Air Liquide designed the station, operates the infrastructure, and distributes the fuels. The Group’s know-how ensures safety and optimal operation performance to Transalliance.

This new station, which should supply 80 trucks over time, is in line with Air Liquide’s strategy in support of clean mobility.