Dutch green energy provider PitPoint, has crossed the border to begin operations in its eastern neighbour. Building on its experience with renewable natural gas (RNG) networks in the Netherlands and Belgium, PitPoint is preparing to add the country to its goal of totally clean fuels in Northwest Europe by 2030. Its first step is to acquire Frankfurt-based Gazu GmbH, operator of biomethane filling stations.
PitPoint wants to achieve its ambition by making clean fuels available that are cost competitive and cleaner than tradition fuels. The company wants to ensure that totally clean transport is realised by 2030. It was for this united purpose that CNG Net, LNG24 and CNG Realisatie & Onderhoud joined forces in January this year.
Together with its partners, PitPoint is building and exploiting a network of filling stations and stations for public transport, such as busses, taxis and ferry services. The company is also investing in hydrogen stations and electrical charging point networks.
‘Our years of experience in clean transport and environmentally-friendly fuels makes us perfectly positioned to realise our ambition, namely to be an important player in clean fuels in Northwest Europe’, says Erik Kemink, CEO of PitPoint.
GAZU and PitPoint clean fuels signed the takeover of 13 filling stations this week. PitPoint Germany starts initially in North Rhine-Westphalia and in the Lower Saxony. PitPoint Germany’s ambition is to greatly expand the network of ‘clean fuel’ stations in the short term.
Gazu explains that currently CNG is mostly made mostly from fossil fuels by CNG produced from renewable raw materials and organic waste is basically a carbon circuit, which in principle is nourished by sun, water and soil. “What we refer to nature, we return again. There are no additional pollutants that adversely affect our athmosphere.”