It is difficult at the end of a year like this to calmly communicate positive developments and enthusiasm, in any field. But we have to hold on to hope, and in this we have been luckier. For the small-scale LNG industry, 2020 was a good year, worldwide and also in Italy. And 2021 will be even better.
With the recent opening of two new distributors equipped with LNG in Novara, by BLU LNG, a specialized brand of Rete Spa, and in Falconara (Marche, italian central region), by Vulcangas, the milestone of 100 service stations with this fuel in Italy was reached.
Last month Tecno Project Industriale Srl, a company of the SIAD Group, leader in the construction of Biogas Upgrading plants, acquired a significant stake in 2LNG, a company of the HOLDIM group specialized in the construction of methane liquefaction plants, strengthening its partnership and expanding the offer in the Biogas treatment chain.
AUDI Logistics has announced the use of two new LNG trucks at its logistics center in Neckarsulm, to refuel parts of the Audi A6 and A7 models, thanks to the collaboration with the transport and logistics company Timelog E.K. Transport Logistik by Alexander Graefe. A third LNG truck will be added to the fleet by the end of the year.
The Dutch Concordia Damen shipyard has signed a contract with Shell to build 40 tanker barges for the transport of petroleum products on European inland waterways, which equipped with a dual-fuel engine, will run on LNG for most of their voyages.