Renewi, Nordsol and Shell have formed a strategic partnership to jointly produce bio-LNG. This collaboration aims to contribute to the circular economy and completes the cycle of turning organic waste into a sustainable fuel for long haul transport.
Renewi collects organic waste throughout the Netherlands from multiple industries (including retail and catering) and converts it into biogas. Part of this biogas will be delivered to Nordsol for the production of bio-LNG. Nordsol has integrated and optimized proven processes into a compact installation that is able to convert biogas into bio-LNG. Their technology makes it possible to produce bio-LNG locally at an affordable price point. Shell, a minority investor in Nordsol through Shell Ventures, will distribute the bio-LNG to nearby Shell LNG stations to supply customers with bio-LNG and help them reduce their carbon footprint.
Renewi, Nordsol and Shell have signed an agreement to build a Nordsol plant at a Renewi site. The plant is expected to produce the first bio-LNG by mid next year.
Roadmap to green gas
Bio-LNG is a sustainable alternative fuel for diesel and plays an important role in making long haul transport CO2 neutral. Eric Wiebes, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, underlines in the Green Gas Roadmap the valuable role that biofuels can play in the energy transition.
Waste no more
“It’s great to see this collaboration of partners come together to deliver tangible results towards a more sustainable society,” says Renewi CEO Otto de Bont. “This aligns with our vision of waste no more and is in line with our drive to take the lead in creating secondary raw materials and to be the connecting link within the circular economy.”
“Our bio-LNG is a clean and safe fuel at an affordable price point,” says Nordsol CEO Jerom van Roosmalen.”This collaboration is a significant first step to making bio-LNG a mainstream fuel in the Netherlands. With our partners, we offer a valuable alternative to green gas.”
Step towards emission-free driving
“Over the past 10 years, we have set up a network of seven LNG stations in the Netherlands to enable our customers to reduce their CO2 emissions with LNG trucks,” adds Hilmar van den Dool, General Manager of Shell Retail. “By gradually replacing LNG with bio-LNG, we are taking a big step towards emission-free transport. Bold collaborations such as this one will lead to the necessary innovations society needs.”