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Combined liquid and compressed natural gas fuelling stations: the economic choice for the future.

Author(s) : HEISCH P., ZOUAGHI S.


Natural gas is a fossil fuel source of energy which represents more than one-fifth of total energy consumption in the world. Due to economic and ecological advantages, natural gas is an increasingly attractive source of energy in many countries. Natural gas presents many advantages such as cheaper and cleaner fossil-based fuel; there are large amounts of natural gas reserves as well as the possibility to create natural gas and utilize its high energy efficiency. There are different forms of natural gas (NG), gaseous natural gas/LNG, liquefied natural gas/biogas, gaseous landfill gas/liquid biogas, and liquefied landfill gas. Natural gas is becoming more and more important for car refuelling, which can be done in gaseous or liquefied forms. As the adoption of natural gas vehicles is increasing and the quest to provide cost-effective customer solutions continues, the optimisation of fuelling stations is becoming increasingly critical. The introduction of combined liquid and compressed natural gas refuelling stations is the latest step towards increasing cost efficiencies. The presentation of this new solution will include a technical comparison between a gaseous compressor solution and a liquid cryogenic solution, including the latest advances in terms of technology and operational optimisation. This will also include a cost comparison in terms of power consumption, maintenance and investment.

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  • Original title: Combined liquid and compressed natural gas fuelling stations: the economic choice for the future.
  • Record ID : 2007-1877
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Multiconference CryoPrague 2006 (9th Cryogenics 2006, ICEC 21, ICMC'06)
  • Publication date: 2006/07/17


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