The problem of pollution produced by light vehicular traffic and even more by heavy traffic is always very topical for those with political responsibilities to find effective solutions to reduce harmful emissions and ensure civil and commercial mobility.
Diesel fuel has risen on the dock which, despite the recent interception of the particulate emitted in the mufflers and the new less polluting engines, continues to cause much concern.
With the advent of biogas a new scenario on green mobility has opened, with a double advantage that consists in the reduction of emissions into the environment and the use of wet residues from household waste.
Total inaugurated the largest French filling station dedicated exclusively to natural gas for vehicles (NGV) and bioNGV, with the presence on site of Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, minister delegate for French transport.
Located in the heart of the logistics platform of Gennevilliers, the second largest river port in Europe, this station is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to professionals (B2B) and B2C customers. It will be managed by Total for the next 10 years.
This concession was awarded to Total by Sigeif Mobilités (a semi-published company founded by Sigeif and the Caisse des Dépôts) through race. It will support the development of new mobilities in the Île-de-France region and become a strategic location for the supply of NGV and bioNGV for the Grand Paris area (which includes the city of Paris and its 130 surrounding cities) and beyond.
This Total branded station will distribute NGV as compressed natural gas (CNG) and will be supplied to the site by GRTgaz, for the first time in France through its network of high pressure gas supply. The station will be able to distribute up to 100% bioNGV, as users have the ability to choose and adjust, directly at the pump and contractually for B2B customers, between different biomethane incorporation rates.
"This opening of France's largest NGV and bioNGV filling station is a source of pride for our teams", says Guillaume Larroque, President of Total Marketing France.
“Our ambition is clear: to become a leader in the distribution of NGV and bioNGV in Europe, with 450 stations managed Total by 2025, including 110 in France.
This station is also a model for our future developments in Europe, where Total is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 or sooner, for products used by our customers. Our goal of a 50% biomethane incorporation rate will directly contribute to it. "
Jean-Jacques Guillet, president of Sem Sigeif Mobilités, is delighted with the launch of this station, a new brick in the NGV / bioNGV filling station network that Sigeif started and started in 2014.
"This station within the port of Gennevilliers is an essential infrastructure, which fit into the ongoing plan to improve air quality in the region of Île-de-France.
Port-based companies now have the option of using clean fuel for their urban deliveries to Paris and nearby western cities, all covered by one zone low emissions currently being implemented ".
Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister Delegate for Transport, declares: “I welcome the opening of the largest NGV and bioNGV truck filling station in France. Companies engaged in road transport of goods and people are constantly looking for alternative solutions to diesel for their energy mix.
Beyond the strong reduction of CO2 emissions, the advantage of NGV and bioNGV technologies is their immediate availability, widespread in all segments.
We have renewed the support policies for these vehicles until the end of 2024 in order to provide companies with visibility and allow them to engage in this transition. "
Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France Region, President of Île-de-France Mobilités, declares: "The reduction of pollution caused by traffic road is a public health problem for the protection of the environment and the climate.
I am proud that the Ile-de-France region has made it one of its priorities and contributed to the creation of the Total - Sigeif Mobilités petrol station in the port of Gennevilliers, the largest ever built in France.
Its connection to the gas network and its proximity both to its customers in the logistics business and to the future methanisation unit of organic waste - which we support - ne makes an exemplary case of circular economy.
The regional government accelerates the development of the use of NGV and bioNGV for trucks and commercial vehicles in Île-de-France, through its participation in Sem Sigeif Mobilités , but also through an ambitious policy of subsidies to support the acquisition of methane-compatible vehicles by small and medium-sized enterprises.
However, the region is also a leader with the energy transition of the Île-de-France Mobilités bus fleet. "
The development of this station and its opening to the public already using NGV will complement the existing Total network in France and enable an increasing number of transport professionals and of the logistics of the Greater Paris area to convert to GNV in optimized conditions.
Total will then help them change their vehicle fleets (heavy trucks, buses, garbage trucks, commercial vehicles ...) to NGV and bioNGV.
Automatic translation. We apologize for any inaccuracies. Original article in Italian