The Netherlands’ first bio-liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant has produced its one millionth kilogram of the renewable fuel, hitting a milestone that has so far seen the facility provide about four million kilometres of sustainable transport with heavy-duty trucks.
Having opened in Amsterdam in October 2021, the plant – operated by Nordsol, Renewi, and Shell – produces 3.4 kilotonnes (kt) of bio-LNG per year and capture 6.3 kt of biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2).
Although LNG is a cleaner alternative to conventional natural gas, bio-LNG is fully renewable and – well-to-wheel – the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions balance can even be negative, depending on feedstock and production method.
Considered a key element of a sustainable and circular economy, bio-LNG reduces the CO2 emissions produced by vehicles, reduces the engine sound, lowers the emission of nitrogen oxide, and emits less particular matter.
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