OrangeGas has opened its 60th green gas (biomethane) filling station and says it will end 2015 market leader in the Netherlands. In the coming weeks OrangeGas will be continuing with the opening of more green gas filling stations as part of a total investment of more than EUR 13 million (USD 14.75 m) in green gas filling stations.
The 60th station is located at Noorddijk 7 in Helmond under the canopy of ELAN and was developed in collaboration with Van den Broek Oil.
Toon Kuypers of Van den Broek says: “Green gas is the future, we are convinced of that. Actually, we were not as well established in the market and found a reliable partner in OrangeGas we were looking for. We have high expectations of this ‘green’ addition to our station.”
The green gas filling station is open to the public and accessible 24/7, adding to the nation’s bas supply infrastructure for more than are 11,000 natural gas vehicles (NGVs).
Marcel Borger, OrangeGas director, says: “In all modesty, we are proud of achieving this milestone. The dream which commenced over 6 years ago with my brother Pelle Schlichting was for the company to make a concrete contribution to sustainable mobility in the Netherlands. With an average of almost one new filling station per month this dream is starting to come true.”
The ambition of OrangeGas goes further. “There’s a future in sustainable driving. The range of cars that run on alternative fuels is increasing. And sustainable driving is getting cheaper. That’s why we have the ‘Orange Dream’: we want to open stations where only renewable fuels are offered: Green Gas, electric charging stations and hydrogen in the future. We also want to expand to two other countries in Europe.”
Currently, OrangeGas operates sixty of more than 140 natural gas and green gas filling stations in the Netherlands. OrangeGas supplies 100% biomethane.