The fourth such public facility in Loire Atlantique, the station supplying compressed natural gas (CNG) at Montoir de Bretagne opened for business at the start of July.
Located at the foot of the Pont de Saint-Nazaire bridge, in the heart of the port activity zone, this station can receive over 50 heavy goods vehicles a day or ten times as many light-duty vehicles. It is the product of a collaboration between SYDELA (the Energy Management Association for the Department of Loire Atlantique) and Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port, the project’s initiators, the semi-public company SYDELA Énergie 44, which owns the installations, Pays de la Loire Regional Authority and ADEME (the French National Agency for Energy Transition) for the financial backing of the project and the conversion of the vehicles concerned, and Proviridis, the builder and operator of the station under the V-GAS banner.
CNG offers multiple advantages. This product represents a mature, competitive alternative to diesel, with a vehicle-oriented offer that covers all uses. It improves air quality by reducing fine particle emissions by 90 % and nitrogen oxides by 50 % compared to Euro VI Standard diesel. It diminishes noise by 50 % and in the case of renewable-source BioNGV serves to reduce CO2 emissions by between 80 and 90 % compared to diesel.
At the pump, the compressed natural gas is composed of at least 30 % renewable natural gas, but the user can choose the 100 % bioNGV option.
Contact at Sydela Energie 44 – Claire Desforges