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Aim

3,000 vehicles

circulate in the Rungis market each day
can fill up quickly and easily on natural gas

Solutions

  • 1 LNG/CNG

    station

  • 99% less fine particles

    emitted with gas fuel

  • 50% less noise pollution

    with lorries running on gas

Rungis, the world’s largest market, is opting for greener logistics. To do this, It has set up an LNG supply station for delivery vehicles that transit through its warehouses.

A mere 7km from Paris, Rungis offers 234 ha dedicated to the selling of fresh produce: fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, diary products… 65% of all the products sold go to the greater Paris region, and 35% to the rest of the country and abroad. Behind this figures lies a very real logistic challenge: how to improve the transport of these goods and allow distribution and transport companies to get their products to their destination with less pollution.

An LNG/CNG station in the heart of Rungis

By setting up a public LNG/CNG station, Rungis enables distribution, transport and logistic companies operating on the market to fill up quickly and easily. Gas fuel, liquefied or compressed, is mainly aimed at HGVs for the transport of goods over medium and long distances. Professionals can use the station by taking out a contract with the operator GNVert, an ENGIE subsidiary, or simply pay by credit card each time they fill up. The facility has two pump lanes accessible 24/7.

LNG/CNG stations

operated by GNVert in France, of which about forty are open to the public

Commitment from retail and goods transport sectors

The French mass distribution sector, keen to find an alternative to diesel for the transport of its goods, has chosen natural gas fuel.

To address this need, ENGIE is developing a network of stations, and this includes the one in Rungis, the first public LNG/CNG station in France.

In addition, a CNG/bioCNG station has opened in the Rungis market.

These new stations on the one hand address distributors’ logistic needs, and on the other hand promotes the use of alternative fuels to reduce the environmental footprint of its logistic activities in France.

The perfect fuel for long-distance transport

For ENGIE, LNG is a fuel for the future. The Group plans to invest €100 M between now and 2020 to deploy new stations for NGV in its compressed

or liquid form to supply its goods transport fleets.

Natural gas fuel pollutes much less. Fine particle emissions are reduced by 99 %; sound pollution is divided in half compared with diesel engines; CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 15% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 85%. Biogas, for its part, reduces CO2 emissions by up to 97%.

Km of range

offered by LNG fuel

And tomorrow ?

In 2016, ENGIE approved an investment of €30 million for 30 CNG supply stations to be developed in Ile-de-France. These stations will be public and will be used by companies.

The Engie Today teams for rungis

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