Photo: Courtesy of Nordsol

Construction starts on first Dutch bio-LNG installation

The construction of the first Dutch bio-LNG installation kicked off in Amsterdam Westpoort.

Construction starts on first Dutch bio-LNG installation
Courtesy of Nordsol

The project is being developed by Renewi, Nordsol and Shell.

In its statement, the Bunnik-based Nordsol said the new bio-LNG installation is an extension for the current processing of, among other things, outdated products from the supermarkets.

As the technical partner in the project, Nordsol will be the first to produce bio-LNG in the Netherlands.

The waste management company Renewi collects organic waste throughout the Netherlands, such as expired products, processes this waste and converts it into biogas during its fermentation.

The Nordsol installation then processes this biogas into bio-LNG.

Finally, Shell sells this bio-LNG at its LNG filling stations.

Bio-LNG will play an important role in the coming years in making heavy road and water transport more sustainable because the electrification of trucks and ships is difficult, Nordsol said in its statement.

In the Nordsol installation, the biogas extracted from organic waste is converted into bio-LNG and liquid bio-CO2. Biogas consists of approximately 60 per cent methane and 40 per cent carbon dioxide (CO2).

The CO2 by-product is reused in the market and therefore ensures an additional CO2 emission reduction, which leads to a 100 per cent CO2 neutral fuel, the statement reads.

The installation will be operational within a year, as the standardized modules are produced elsewhere and connected on the Renewi site. The installation will soon produce 3.4 kilotons of bio-LNG per year.

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