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Cryotanks for LNG

LNG tanksystems made by SAG

  • SAG is the only European supplier for cryotank systems for liquid LNG
  • Advantages: Premium quality, long life, easy to service, flexible in length and diameter
  • SAG is technology leader for cryotank systems

Development phases SAG LNG series tank:

2012: Development of the first Generation of LNG cryotanks
2015: ECE R110 certification first generation
2015: Production of prototypes for Scania
2016: Second generation, development in collaboration with Scania
2017: ECE R110 certification of second generation
2018: Start of series production for Scania
2019: Start of third generation development

Facts & figures LNG

  • LNG is liquefied natural gas
  • Natural gas is cooled down to -162° and thus becomes liquid
  • The volume is compressed 600 times by liquefaction.
  • Increasing the range of tractors up to 1,600 km
  • Produced from natural gas or renewable energies (biogas, wind and solar energy)
  • More environmentally friendly, more economical, quieter than petrol or diesel

  • Colourless and odourless
  • Non-toxic
  • Non carcinogenic
  • Not hazardous to water
  • Flammable only in gaseous form in concentrations of 5-15% in combination with air
  • First LNG filling station in Graz
  • Lighter than air
  • No more dangerous than diesel

  • Minus 95 % fine dust
  • Minus 77 % Nitrogen oxides (NO)
  • Minus 96 % Nitrogen dioxide
  • Minus 65 % Nitric oxide
  • Minus 50 % Noise pollution
  • Minus 20 % CO2

  • China is the largest market with 70,000 trucks
  • Currently approx. 4000 LNG trucks in the EU
  • Largest suppliers IVECO, SCANIA, MAN, VOLVO
  • LNG is bridge technology to hydrogen
  • Benelux and France already have a practical filling station network
  • Expansion of LNG network depends on diesel price and taxation
  • Blue Corridor Project of the EU = Support programme for the use of LNG in transport

According to a recent Shell LNG study, the number of heavy trucks and semitrailers in the EU will increase by 307,000 to 2.76 million by 2040 if current registration trends continue. 480,000 (17 percent) of these would then have an LNG drive and would substitute diesel fuel consumption of up to 11.5 billion litres.

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The advantages of LNG in a nutshell

Compared to diesel, LNG reduces sulphur oxide and fine dust emissions by almost 100 percent, nitrogen emissions by 80 to 90 percent and CO2 emissions by up to 15 percent. Noise emissions are up to 50 percent lower than with a diesel tank.

According to a recent Shell study, LNG has the potential to reduce greenhouse gases by around 142 million tonnes by 2040. According to new EU climate protection targets, the CO2 emissions of new trucks and buses are to be reduced by 15 percent by 2025 and by 30 percent by 2030.