17/09/2021 Press release
Alternative drive for service station supply: MF Mineralöl-Logistik and TotalEnergies deploy CNG-powered truck in Germany
The photo shows Mr. Debaty (left) and Mr. Burmeister (right)
Berlin, 17. September 2021 – MF Mineralöl-Logistik GmbH is using a new tractor unit with CNG technology for its client, the Marketing & Services affiliate of TotalEnergies in Germany. The tank truck supplies TotalEnergies service stations in the Berlin area with fuels and is the first and so far only CNG-powered vehicle used for mineral oil transport in Germany.
Natural gas can be used as a fuel in compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) form. Compared to gasoline and diesel vehicles, natural gas vehicles emit significantly fewer exhaust gases that are harmful to the climate and the environment. For example, LNG emits up to 30 percent less CO2 and CNG 20 to 25 percent less CO2 than diesel. Both CNG and LNG could be replaced by biogas in the long term and thus even become completely CO2-neutral.
"By using trucks with CNG or LNG technology, MF Logistik reduces harmful emissions of soot particles by up to 95 percent compared to diesel fuel," emphasizes Bernd Burmeister, Managing Director of MF Mineralöl-Logistik GmbH.
"At our service stations in Germany, we have already been offering CNG as a fuel for several years. We are very pleased that, in cooperation with our long-standing partner MF Logistik, we can now also implement part of the service station supply with this environmentally friendly technology. In addition to the new CNG truck, we also use an LNG-powered tractor unit to supply our stations. These first two vehicles are the start of an ambitious medium- and long-term project to gradually introduce CNG/LNG trucks to our transport partners", says Jean-Marc Debaty, Director Supply & Logistics at TotalEnergies in Germany.
The vehicle will be refueled at the TotalEnergies service stations in Berlin Alt-Mahlsdorf and Schwanebecker Chaussee in Bernau. There are currently over 90 CNG filling stations in the TotalEnergies network in Germany. The first LNG stations for heavy-duty transport are also scheduled to open this year.
About MF Mineralöl-Logistik GmbH
MF Mineralöl-Logistik GmbH can look back on almost one hundred years of company history and is today one of the leading logistics companies in the transport of hazardous goods such as mineral oils, bitumen and gases. With currently 21 locations and 450 employees in Germany. As part of the E.B.-Trans Group, which provides logistics services in 14 European countries, MF Mineralöl-Logistik is a strong logistics partner and offers one of the most important logistics networks on the German and European market.
About TotalEnergies in Germany
TotalEnergies has been present in Germany since 1955 and currently secures over 4,000 jobs nationwide. Its German affiliate operates the third largest retail network in the country with around 1,200 service stations. In Germany, TotalEnergies offers a wide range of energy products: lubricants, LPG, heating oil, fuels for aviation and shipping, bitumen and special products dedicated to the industry. In Leuna, the Company operates one of Europe`s most modern crude oil processing plants: TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland. TotalEnergies is active in the petrochemicals sector, in the distribution of natural gas and of solar solutions from SunPower, and offers smart solutions for the automotive and aviation industries with Hutchinson. In the field of new energies for mobility, TotalEnergies operates a network of over 2,000 charging points for electric vehicles as well as hydrogen filling stations.
About the Marketing & Services division of TotalEnergies
TotalEnergies’ Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services—petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation—to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint. Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 service-stations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all of our customers.
TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
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