Bio–Liquid Natural Gas – Construction of the first Dutch installation

Renewi, Nordsol and Shell have started the construction of the first bio–Liquid Natural Gas installation in Amsterdam Westpoort. The new bio-LNG installation is an extension for the current processing of, among other things, outdated products from the supermarkets.

ASaP has been awarded to deliver the analytical instrumentation for this project and is supplying its full package for LNG custody Transfer determination including the automatic generation of the Bill of Lading.

Nordsol will be the first to produce bio–Liquid Natural Gas

With an investment of several millions, the technical partner Nordsol will be the first to produce bio–Liquid Natural Gas in the Netherlands. The development of this production location in Amsterdam Westpoort paves the way for Dutch bio-LNG.

The three initiators each fulfill a unique role in the new waste-to-energy chain. Renewi collects organic waste throughout the Netherlands, such as expired products, processes this waste and converts it into biogas during its fermentation. The Nordsol installation then processes this biogas into LNG. Finally, Shell sells this bio–Liquid Natural Gas at its LNG filling stations.

Renewi collects organic waste throughout the Netherlands, and converts it into biogas. The Nordsol installation then processes this biogas into bio–Liquid Natural Gas. Finally, Shell sells this bio–Liquid Natural Gas at its LNG filling stations.
Renewi collects organic waste throughout the Netherlands and converts it into biogas. The Nordsol installation then processes this biogas into bio–Liquid Natural Gas. Finally, Shell sells this bio–Liquid Natural Gas at its LNG filling stations.

Bio–Liquid Natural Gas has lower CO2 emissions

Compared to diesel, bio–Liquid Natural Gas has lower CO2 emissions. Moreover, LNG is made from organic waste and not from fossil sources. Bio–Liquid Natural Gas will play an important role in the coming years in making heavy road and water transport more sustainable because the electrification of trucks and ships is difficult.

In the Nordsol installation, the biogas extracted from organic waste is converted into LNG and liquid bio-CO2, a transparent and fair supply chain. Biogas consists of approximately 60% methane and 40% carbon dioxide (CO2). The technology makes it possible to efficiently separate pure methane from the biogas and liquefy it into bio-LNG. The CO2 by-product is reused in the market and therefore ensures an additional CO2 emission reduction. This leads to a 100% CO2 neutral fuel.

The first Dutch bio-LNG installation, the Nordsol installation
The first Dutch bio-LNG installation, the Nordsol installation

The installation will be operational within a year, as the standardized modules are produced elsewhere and connected on the Renewi site. The installation will soon produce 3.4 kilotons of bio–Liquid Natural Gas per year. This allows more than 13 million kilometers of CO2 neutral driving. To give an idea – this is more than 370 times around the globe.

bio–Liquid Natural Gas collaboration between Renewi, Nordsol and Shell

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Renewi

Renewi focuses exclusively on obtaining value from waste instead of burning or dumping waste. Of the 14 million tons of waste it processes annually, 89% is recycled or used for energy recovery. The installation here is a convenient and suitable extension of this.

Collaboration of partners in the chain produces concrete results. This is in line with our vision of “Waste no More” and is in line with our aim to take the lead in producing secondary raw materials from waste flows. By also driving on bio-LNG itself when collecting these waste materials, Renewi closes the circle.

Otto de Bont, CEO Renewi
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Nordsol

Nordsol strives to make bio–Liquid Natural Gas mainstream with its patented technology. The unique energy-efficient production process turns biogas into bio–Liquid Natural Gas in an economically feasible way and thus an alternative to green gas. Nordsol aims to produce 25 kilotons of bio–Liquid Natural Gas per year by 2025. Nordsol develops, invests, builds and manages the installations and works together with various investors, biogas suppliers and bio-LNG cbio–Liquid Natural Gasustomers.

Smart use of technology forms the basis for a healthy and sustainable business case.

Jerom van Roosmalen, CEO Nordsol
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Shell

Shell wants to play an active role in the transition of the Dutch energy system. For Shell, the acceleration of the Dutch energy transition is an opportunity to take advantage of the opportunities that the energy transition offers. The use of bio–Liquid Natural Gas as a cleaner fuel for transport is one of the solutions that Shell provides.

Shell wants to find solutions to reduce emissions and is committed to working with partners such as Renewi and Nordsol.

Marjan van Loon, President-Directeur Shell Netherlands

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