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LNG as vehicle fuel in Italy.

Number: pap. n. 040



Natural gas is considered a clean fuel. It can be used as compressed gas (CNG) or in the liquid phase (LNG). For heavy duty vehicles, particularly fleet vehicles, LNG becomes attractive because of reduced on-board weight and space requirements, thanks to its high energy density. LNG as vehicle fuel is already used both in the US and in Europe. The case of Italy is presented in this paper. An analysis showing strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for the introduction of LNG as vehicle fuel in the Italian market is outlined. The analysis puts in evidence that the main issues to be addressed in order to introduce this new fuel concern the request of necessary authorizations to install any LNG facility and the problem of LNG supply, that can be purchased at regasification terminals or liquefied on site.

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  • Original title: LNG as vehicle fuel in Italy.
  • Record ID : 30006632
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Regulation
  • Source: Cryogenics 2012. Proceedings of the 12th IIR International Conference: Dresden, Germany, September 11-14, 2012.
  • Publication date: 2012/09/11


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