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.

LNG as vehicle fuel in Italy

ARTECONI, ALESSIA;
2012-01-01

Abstract

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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