The fuel of the future
Renewi, Nordsol and Shell have partnered to build the first commercial bio-LNG plant in Europe. The new installation at Renewi Amsterdam Westpoort is an addition to our existing industrial digesters. Bio-LNG is a clean alternative to fossil fuels. It has almost zero particulate matter emissions, generates 80% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and eliminates GHG emissions from fossil sources.
Production begins with Renewi collecting organic waste throughout the Netherlands from restaurants, the retail sector and the food processing industry. This is processed and converted into biogas via anaerobic digestion. Nordsol will use the new installation to clean and liquefy the methane within the biogas (60%) into bio-LNG and the CO2 (40%) into liquid bio-CO2. Shell will then sell the bio-LNG in its gas stations to power heavy-duty trucks and short-haul shipping. The liquefied bio-CO2 will instead be used in horticulture and has great potential in sustainable chemistry. This project will promote greener transportation and reduce reliance on fossil fuels while contributing to a more circular economy.
- 80% Lower greenhouse gas emissions created by bio-LNG compared to diesel
- 60% Level of methane within the biogas that Nordsol will convert into bio-LNG