LNG

In the end of 2013 Eric Mattheeuws had the idea to lead the transport companies in greener ways. Through the cooperation of Fluxys and Romac Fuels, we started in March 2014 with the construction of an LNG gas Station on our site in Veurne. This is still under construction, but in late June early July it will be finished. This LNG-station will be accessible for each transport company with LNG trucks. For cars on CNG there will be the possibility in the future.

We work on a greener future. Hopefully you too?


    What is LNG?

    LNG stands for Liquified Natural Gas.
    Natural gas is liquified by cooling to-162 ° c at normal pressure. The liquefaction reduces the volume of the gas. In liquid form it takes about 600 times less volume than in gas form.
    LNG can be transported easily from the source to a repository (e.g. LNG terminal Zeebrugge). LNG is due to its compact shape and high energy value an ideal fuel for heavy road transport.

    Advantages of LNG

    Cheap

    LNG is cheaper than other fossil fuels for the same energy content.

    Cleaner

    LNG is an odorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive gas. It is the cleanest fossil fuel there is.

    Safe

    LNG is non-flammable. LNG evaporates quickly and leaves no traces on water or land. When there is a leak LNG will just evaporate.

    Where does LNG come from?

    Natural gas is liquefied in the producing countries and stored in a tank before it is pumped into a LNG ship.w
    Then the ship brings the LNG to its destination, where it is stored in insolated tanks back on-162 ° c. According to the demand it is made gaseous and sent back into the net. As in Belgium in the LNG terminal in Zeebrugge.
    LNG is mainly produced in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar, Nigeria and Trinidad.

    Driving on LNG?

    The LNG is tanked in a similar way as any other fuel. There are some additional measures necessary because one works with a cryogenic liquid (liquid at an extremely low temperature, here-162 ° c). You have to wear safety glasses, and insulating gloves.
    The tank in which LNG is tanked is a well-insulated tank. It can be compared with a large thermos. It keeps the cold LNG liquefied. In order to use LNG as fuel, it is first evaporated to a gas. This gas is then delivered to the engine to be burned.

    There are two ways to use LNG as fuel:
    Dual-fuel: There are two ways to use LNG as fuel:
    Mono-fuel: only LNG is used as fuel.

    Dual-fuel:
    In a dual-fuel engine nothing changes the operation of the diesel engine. Gas injectors are placed in the air intake of the diesel and an additional motor control is installed. A part of the diesel is replaced by LNG. This can amount to 60%-70% substitution. The energy efficiency of a diesel engine is so maintained. This results in a cleaner combustion and a reduction in CO2 emissions. This engine can drive on 100% diesel if LNG is not available. Mono-fuel:
    A mono-fuel engine works as a gasoline engine. The gas is burned through an ignition plug.