Natural Gas Pioneer
dutCH4 builds first CNG stations in the Netherlands
Our company history starts back in 2001, when a small start-up firm in the Netherlands called dutCH4 was founded by Erik Büthker – an engineer with a passion for the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. It was dutCH4 that first introduced public CNG refuelling stations to the Netherlands. One of the very first stations it built was located at Schiphol Airport, which still is part of our network today.
The service and maintenance for these CNG stations was performed by a company called Ballast Nedam. In December 2007, Ballast Nedam took over dutCH4 and, in August 2008, relaunched the company as CNG Net. This new subsidiary company was founded to make CNG and biomethane more widely available to vehicles in the Netherlands by building and operating as many filling stations as possible.