Nordsol’s bio-LNG installation in production milestone
The Netherlands’ first bio-LNG plant has now achieved a production milestone of one million kilograms of clean fuel that originates from organic waste flows.
The plant was officially insurance accepted and handed over from the Nordsol projects organisation to operations in April.
The plant produces 3.4 kilotonnes of bio-LNG per year and captures 6.3 kilotonnes of biogenic CO2.
As a renewable replacement for liquefied natural gas, bio-LNG offers similar advantages as LNG does versus diesel, including reduced CO2 emission, lower engine sound, lower nitrogen oxide emission, and significantly less particulate matter emission.
Well-to-wheel, the GHG emissions balance of bio-LNG can be even negative, depending on feedstock and production methodology.
Bio-LNG is also a key element of an efficient, sustainable, and circular economy. The biogas from which Nordsol produces bio-LNG originates from organic waste from supermarkets, collected by Renewi. The recycler processes the waste and converts it into biogas through anaerobic digestion.
Nordsol’s bio-LNG plant reprocesses the biogas into bio-LNG. Shell makes this bio-LNG available for its transport customers at LNG service stations in the Netherlands.