Alternative Fuel

alternative fuel

Vehicles of the future should be emission-free. They should not produce CO2, pollutants or noise. When the German automotive industry talks about such an emission-free future, the debates about manipulated and dubious pollutant levels cause some people to frown. The automotive industry invests more than 30 billion euros per year in research and development worldwide. A large part of this goes into the development of alternative drives.

The automotive industry continues to invest a lot of energy and money in the development of internal combustion engines because the internal combustion engine is good and efficient and there is no affordable alternative to modern and efficient gasoline and diesel engines for the mass market in the foreseeable future. Because until there are enough charging stations for electric cars, until batteries become more powerful and cheaper, until an infrastructure for hydrogen propulsion has been built up or the production of synthetic fuels has outgrown the pilot phase - all this requires further investments and innovations.


Among the alternative fuels, one fuel stands out, natural gas and LNG in heavy goods traffic and in maritime shipping. Natural gas and LNG are abundant. As an environmentally friendly fossil fuel, it significantly reduces CO2 emissions, but in particular noise, NOx, SOx and fine dust emissions. The technology has been tested and the LNG-powered trucks are supplied by three suppliers in Europe. The petrol station network is under construction, even if Germany is in the back. With natural gas/LNG we cannot solve the CO2 problem, but we can significantly reduce all harmful emissions. With the use of renewable LNG, the proven technologies can continue to be used. The first bio LNG production plants are under development. In Emsland, Audi operates the world's first industrial plant in which artificial natural gas is produced from green electricity and water.



Are they to become established energy suppliers for electricity, natural gas and biogas in the production, trade and sale of LNG, bio-LNG, hydrogen and renewable electricity for the transport sector?


How can my company meaningfully participate in future opportunities?


How and under what conditions should I also invest in infrastructure, e.g. filling stations, LNG storage facilities?



+ Market and potential 

   analyses for alternative fuels

+ Location comparisons and

   profitability analyses for   

   filling stations, regional     

   warehouses and production

STUDIES & REPORTS                  plants                

Strategy development of 

   market entry and investment







+ Support in the due diligence

    process for investments in

    filling station infrastructure

+ Support in developing joint

    ventures and cooperations



+ Support in tenders for filling

   stations and storage


+ Support in the drafting of

   fuel supply contracts