Photo: Courtesy of Nordsol

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.

Nordsol’s bio-LNG installation in production milestone
Courtesy of Nordsol

In 2020, Renewi, Nordsol, and Shell agreed upon building a Nordsol plant at a Renewi site at Amsterdam Westpoort. It opened in 2021 and it is the first bio-LNG installation in the country. 

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.

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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.