RenEco, in collaboration with Nordsol, embarks on a groundbreaking mission to establish the United Kingdom's inaugural bio-LNG production facility. Located in proximity to Rushden and under RenEco's ownership, this plant represents an expansion of their current organic waste processing that focuses on biogas production and electricity generation. Leveraging Nordsol's innovative technology, RenEco will convert biogas into bio-LNG (liquefied biomethane), with production to commence in the first quarter of 2024.
Energy consumption is a critical aspect of bio-LNG production. Not only does it determine a significant part of the operational costs, it also has an impact on the carbon intensity of the biofuel and therefore its economic and ecological value. This Q&A provides several insights into how Nordsol's distinctive iLNG process design is optimized for low energy consumption in small-scale bio-LNG production from biogas.
Nordsol to further market its unique production plants to decarbonize long-haul, heavy-duty transport and accelerate energy transition with support from ROM Utrecht Region, private investors, and existing investor Shell Ventures.
Minister Mark Harbers of Infrastructure and Water Management has visited the bio-LNG installation in Amsterdam. During the tour of the installation, he was informed about the possibilities of bio-LNG to make heavy long-distance transport more sustainable.
Attero, Nordsol, and Titan have joined forces to achieve a decentralized production of bio-LNG designated for use in the maritime industry. The three partners met at Attero in Wilp, the Netherlands, where the final investment decision was made and where building can now begin.
The Netherlands’ first bio-LNG plant has now achieved a production milestone of one million kilograms, enabling about four million kilometers of sustainable transport with heavy-duty trucks. For initiators Nordsol, Renewi and Shell, this milestone is an important proof point that sustainable heavy-duty road transport is possible, today.