Since autumn 2020 we have been cooperating with Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) to enhance the existing ultra-low-temperature conditioning (ULTC) gas liquefaction technology in order to produce biomethane (bio-LNG) for heavy goods vehicles – an environmentally friendly alternative that significantly reduces traffic-related emissions. Opting for biogas means that truck operation is carbon-neutral; what’s more, the gas is locally produced in Austria. HZI forecasts that the first production-ready units will be available for delivery to customers such as biogas producers from 2022.
RAG is already contributing to the reduction in emissions from transport thanks to its network of CNG and LNG filling stations. Establishing hydrogen as a transport fuel is also one of our development goals.