October 28, 2021 – This week, the first commercial offloading of bio-LNG has successfully taken place at Nordsol’s bio-LNG plant in Amsterdam. As this event marks the transition from commissioning phase to operation, this is an important milestone for the production of Dutch bio-LNG.
The analysis prior to the offloading showed that the quality of the bio-LNG is outstanding. This is a result of the patented Nordsol process for separating the biomethane from the biogas, which is supplied by Renewi Organics. This process does not require heat or chemicals, is energy efficient, and allows for compact installations.
The plant is designed for 24/7 unmanned operation and remote monitoring. Therefore, the offloading is a self-service process that is performed by the driver of the fuel truck, not by specialized operators. This is one of the highly innovative aspects of the bio-LNG plant.
The bio-LNG will be available at Shell LNG service stations in the Netherlands.
About the bio-LNG installation
Nordsol’s bio-LNG plant is the result of a close collaboration between Renewi, Shell and Nordsol. 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. Nordsol’s new bio-LNG plant reprocesses the biogas into bio-LNG. Shell makes this bio-LNG available for its customers at LNG service stations in the Netherlands.