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LNG: Projekt zur Entwicklung von (regionalen) innovativen Lösungen für die Transport- und Industriesektoren

Freight traffic by road and water will increase further in the coming years. Until now, transport has largely depended on fossil fuels. Due to the growth in freight traffic, CO2 emissions will also increase considerably which is bad for the environment and climate. The introduction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel for heavy goods vehicles and inland shipping means no more particulate matter and sulfur emissions, 80 to 90% less nitrogen dioxide and up to 20% reduction in CO2 emissions.
The “LNG PILOTS” project was set up to speed up the introduction of LNG as an alternative fuel in cross-border freight traffic. The introduction of LNG as a new fuel entails a research and development need.

In the project, companies, knowledge institutions and interest groups will, among other things, carry out analyzes for a trimodal infrastructure (heavy truck traffic, inland vessels and industrial applications) in ports and industrial estates. The possibilities of using bio-LNG are also being investigated. In addition, logistics concepts are being developed for the border region of Germany and the Netherlands. Technical innovations in the area of gas stations and storage are also being further developed.

Project effects
Investments in this area will improve the quality of the regionally established research institutions and enable the establishment of high-quality technological companies in the fields of logistics, vehicle construction, shipbuilding, energy technology and energy supply. In addition, Germany and the Netherlands can strengthen technological precursors with regard to LNG applications and their competitive position in Europe.
Medium-sized companies in the logistics and transport industry are currently under great pressure to save costs. Their competitive position can be improved by the use of LNG as a fuel, so that jobs are also preserved for the long term.

The introduction of the new LNG business options will improve the order book of existing companies (conversion of ships to LNG, construction of plants, etc.), and lead to opportunities for setting up new businesses / activities.

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Planned project costs

6.747.285,90 €

Project Duration

15.1.2016 - 31.12.2019


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Stichting Energy Valley

Project partners

Kompetenzzentrum 3N e.V., DST, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen , Stichting Biomassa, HAN (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen), Ekwadraat advies BV, PlanET Biogastechnik GmbH (eerder PlanET Biogas Global Gmbh), Bioenergie Gehlenberg GmbH & Co KG, PitPoint LNG, Gas- und Wärme- Institut Essen e. V., Green Bio Power B.V., Orange Gas B.V., Grundstück Hünxe GmbH, DMT Environmental Technology B.V., Stark Learning, INGHA, BTO Management Consulting AG, Merkel Energy GmbH, De Lauwershorst Groep, Mobiele Stroom B.V., Menke Spezial-Transporte GmbH & Co. KG, Kryolite, Deltalinqs, H.S. Agri B.V., GasCom, Rotec Engineering B.V., Rolande LNG B.V., POC Transport, Regenerative Energie Münster, Prins Autogassystemen B.V., CG Holthausen B.V., Green Planet Pesse B.V., Gebrüder Beckmann, Q1 Energy AG, Overnight Tiefkühl Service GMBH, Universal Energy Solutions BV, Agiplan GMBH, EE ENERGY ENGINEERS GmbH, Greenmove Technologies BV, Cryotherm, BHM PENLAW , Cryovat Internationaal B.V., Envitec Biogas AG , iLNG BV,


Financer Amount
Overnight Tiefkühl Service GMBH 428,00 €
H.S. Agri B.V. 485,00 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 14.612,04 €
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 16.853,75 €
Provincie Gelderland 36.109,26 €
Stark Learning 68.437,75 €
POC Transport 70.722,00 €
Regenerative Energie Münster 250,00 €
BHM PENLAW 8.005,00 €
Universal Energy Solutions BV 62.512,50 €
Mobiele Stroom B.V. 85.963,00 €
MB Niedersachsen 197.857,16 €
MWIDE NRW 197.857,16 €
Greenmove Technologies BV 201.418,00 €
Stichting Energy Valley 561.844,99 €
Orange Gas B.V. 0,00 €
Q1 Energy AG 23.431,25 €
Envitec Biogas AG 28.500,00 €
Agiplan GMBH 94.555,00 €
Energie Agentur NRW 0,00 €
Provincie Groningen 15.708,41 €
Deltalinqs 17.028,00 €
DMT Environmental Technology B.V. 45.735,00 €
PlanET Biogastechnik GmbH (eerder PlanET Biogas Global Gmbh) 48.762,00 €
iLNG BV 26.250,00 €
Gas- und Wärme- Institut Essen e. V. 47.344,38 €
BTO Management Consulting AG 99.575,00 €
Kryolite 269.053,33 €
CG Holthausen B.V. 0,00 €
Green Planet Pesse B.V. 3.742,50 €
De Lauwershorst Groep 29.791,25 €
Cryovat Internationaal B.V. 152.869,37 €
Rotec Engineering B.V. 349.622,50 €
Cryotherm 0,00 €
Provincie Drenthe 11.650,93 €
Gebrüder Beckmann 19.062,50 €
Stichting Biomassa 22.284,00 €
PitPoint LNG 32.622,00 €
Ekwadraat advies BV 44.704,00 €
Kompetenzzentrum 3N e.V. 75.815,70 €
Grundstück Hünxe GmbH 0,00 €
HarvestaGG 0,00 €
Bioenergie Gehlenberg GmbH & Co KG 2.785,00 €
Green Bio Power B.V. 19.000,00 €
Provincie Flevoland 26.736,28 €
INGHA 70.050,75 €
EFRE / EFRO 3.373.641,80 €
Menke Spezial-Transporte GmbH & Co. KG 4.862,00 €
Rolande LNG B.V. 11.656,00 €
DST 33.930,00 €
GasCom 113.550,00 €
Prins Autogassystemen B.V. 133.932,00 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 237.429,99 €
Provincie Overijssel 12.373,72 €
Provincie Fryslân 41.051,69 €
Merkel Energy GmbH 65.014,50 €
HAN (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen) 105.139,43 €