Snam opens 1500th NGV station in Italy, its first with bioCNG self-service
Snam4Mobility, Snam’s subsidiary operating in the sustainable mobility sector, has opened in Verona its first self-service CNG and biomethane refueling station, allowing motorists to refuel in complete autonomy, 24 hours a day. The facility, managed by Goldengas, will only supply alternative and eco-friendly fuels, including advanced biomethane from the Snam plant in Albairate, in the province of Milan, obtained from organic waste and which will be available at the station in the coming months.
The opening of the facility, which is the 1,500th natural gas station in Italy, was celebrated with an event attended by the Mayor of Verona Federico Sboarina, the President of NGV Italy Mariarosa Baroni; the President of Assogasmetano Flavio Merigo, as well as representatives from SEAT, IVECO, Snam4Mobility and Goldengas. “This opening marks a new service for citizens and in favor of sustainable mobility, which in recent years we have supported and encouraged at 360 degreess,” said Mayor Sboarina. “This first self-service gas and biomethane refueling station is part of these initiatives to encourage different habits and create a more environmentally friendly approach.”
“The launch of Snam4Mobility’s first natural gas and biomethane self-service refueling station is another important step in our journey to support sustainable mobility in Italy. CNG and biomethane, which already represent more than 25% of the gas used for transport in Italy, have great potential for decarbonizing mobility of both people and goods, while also combating pollution,” said Andrea Ricci, Senior Vice President Filling Stations at Snam4Mobility.
To enable all motorists to refuel in self-service mode in complete safety, following the issuance of the relevant decree, in November 2020 Snam launched the iovadoametano.it website, a reference portal on the sector of sustainable mobility using natural gas and biomethane, with a special video tutorial.
Snam4Mobility provides integrated services for sustainable ‘smart green’ mobility using natural gas and biomethane. To strengthen the distribution network, Snam4Mobility builds CNG and bio-CNG supply infrastructure for cars and LNG and bio-LNG infrastructure for heavy transport. Snam’s 2020-2024 strategic plan envisages the development of 150 new natural gas and biomethane stations and the launch of the first five hydrogen stations.