First dutch bio-lng installation produces millionths kilogram
31 May 2022
The Netherlands’ first bio-LNG plant has now achieved a production milestone of one million kilograms, enabling about four million kilometers of sustainable transport with heavy-duty trucks. For initiators Nordsol, Renewi and Shell, this milestone is an important proof point that sustainable heavy-duty road transport is possible, today.
Nordsol’s bio-LNG plant in Amsterdam was opened in October 2021 by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. In April 2022, the plant was officially insurance accepted and handed over from the Nordsol Projects organization to Operations in April. The plant produces 3.4 kilotons of bio-LNG per year and captures 6.3 kilotons of biogenic CO2.
As a renewable replacement for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), bio-LNG offers similar advantages as LNG does versus diesel, including reduced carbon dioxide 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 road transport customers at LNG service stations in the Netherlands.