Servicios Auxiliares Marítimos Algeciras (SAM Algeciras), the logistics center managed by Alonso Group in Algeciras and opened for company use several months ago, has now opened supply to the public. It is the first facility in Andalucía that can refuel both trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG).
The infrastructure is part of the environmental strategy of Alonso Group, which calls for the progressive implementation of an environmentally-friendly transportation model that will allow the company to offer to its clients as many CO2-free kilometers as possible.
A collaboration between the Alonso Group, Endesa and Molgas, the refueling facility has a 60 cubic meter LNG storage tank and is considered an important milestone in the map of natural gas energy infrastructures on the Iberian peninsula. This new point of supply, being located in the main logistic hub of southern Spain, will allow natural gas powered industrial vehicles to make the complete route from the Mediterranean Sea Corridor, from Algeciras to the French border, without any problem of supply and autonomy.
Today, there are already 49 vehicular natural gas stations in operation throughout Spain and there are 21 more facilities under construction.
Natural gas is a fuel that is virtually free of sulfur dioxide, which is the main cause of acid rain. In addition, harmful emissions such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxide are minimal compared to conventional fuels.
Alonso points out natural gas fuel is a very safe fuel due to it being less dense than air; any accidental leakage that might occur would disperse quickly without being confined to any space as with liquid fuels.
(Source: Alonso Group)