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New Dutch bio-LNG plant opens for business

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With the press of a button Dutch King Willem-Alexander officially put into service the first bio-LNG plant in the Netherlands.
Nordsol, Renewi and Shell have taken the next step in making road freight transport more sustainable. It is expected that the new plant will produce an estimated 3.4 kilotons of bio-LNG per year, preventing the emission of more than 14.31 kilotons of fossil CO2.
Nordsol’sbio-LNG plant is built on the site of Renewi in Amsterdam Westpoort. This Bio LNG plant is in part subsidised by the EU (20%), as part of its strategy to decarbonise the road transport.
The three initiators each have their own part in the production of biofuel. Renewi collects organic waste throughout the Netherlands, such as expired products from supermarkets.
The recycler then processes the waste and converts it into biogas in its own fermenters .
Nordsol’s new bio-LNG plant reprocesses the biogas into bio-LNG. Hell makes this bio-LNG available for its customers at LNG service stations in the Netherlands.
In addition, during the production of bio-LNG, CO2 is removed from the biogas and liquefied for reuse in greenhouses.
“The use of smart, energy-efficient technology is the basis for a local, circular economy and a healthy business case”, says Jeromvan Roosmalen, CEO of Nordsol. The Netherlands has approximately 260 ‘traditional’ biogas plants. Most of this can be made suitable for the production of bio-LNG. With the technology used by the biogas plant of Renewi in Amsterdam, bio-LNG can also be produced in many other places in the country. The partners expect that thanks to the construction of new plants, the available quantity of bio-LNG will, over the next four years, increase at least tenfold.”