LNG – in, diesel - out
The first vehicles to be converted to liquefied natural gas (LNG) have gone into service at the inland port of Duisburg (Germany). The units – a reachstacker and a terminal tractor – are in use at Logport III in Duisburg-Hohenbudberg. They receive the eco-friendly fuel from a mobile LNG tank.
The vehicles’ conversion is part of a joint research project designed to step up the use of LNG as an alternative fuel to diesel. Partners in the scheme, which has been granted EUR 740,000 from the European Regional development fund, are Duisport, RWE Supply & Trading and the University of Duisburg-Essen. (ben)