Regazz and Nordsol collaborate in helping farmers to produce bio-LNG

Dec 19 2023

Regazz selects Nordsol to be their exclusive supplier of bio-LNG technology.

Collaboration

Regazz, a developer of circular biofuel production plants, and Nordsol, bio‑LNG technology leader, have announced they will collaborate in the realization of bio‑LNG production plants at agricultural sites in Europe. Parties will work closely together to achieve optimized, ready-to-build designs in order to provide farmers with an attractive bio-LNG business case.

Bio‑LNG from organic, residual flows

Regazz uses organic residual flows from the farmer – plant residues and manure – as input for the biogas plants. Besides biogas, these plants also produce digestate, a mineral- and nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be returned to the land of the farmer who ‘fed’ the biogas plant with his waste. The Nordsol technology that Regazz will use converts biogas into two products: bio-LNG for long-haul transport and liquid biogenic CO₂. The Regazz system is a closed cycle and brings profit for farmers and purpose together.

Frans Geerts, founder of Regazz, said: “The time for transformative action is now. After a thorough evaluation, we concluded that Nordsol’s integrated solution for biogas upgrading and liquefaction is the best fit for the biofuel projects that we develop with farmers across Europe.”

Thanks to mature and cost-effective technology, onsite biogas liquefaction to bio-LNG has become an attractive valorization route for biogas.

Léon van Bossum, CEO of Nordsol, said: “We’re pleased to collaborate with Regazz in scaling up the production of bio-LNG. Onsite biogas liquefaction to bio-LNG not only accelerates the energy transition in long-haul transport, it also contributes to our mission of fostering a local circular economy and more jobs in rural areas.“

Creating local, circular supply chains

The commitment of both companies extends beyond technology: it’s a decisive move toward a cleaner, sustainable future. They share a common vision of creating local, circular supply chains that make the best use of waste streams and reduce the use of fossil fuels. To achieve this, they help farmers with their biofuel projects from start to finish, including for example permitting, offtake contracts and certification.

Van Bossum continues: “Bio-LNG installations should be co-located with the anaerobic digesters, so they are part of a lean and local ecosystem. We’re not just avoiding carbon emissions, we’re actively reshaping the narrative of how industries operate, instigating change for a more urgent environmental transformation.”

Coproducts bio‑CO₂ and biofertilizer

By liquefying biogas on site and storing it temporarily, continuous production is guaranteed, regardless of the availability or capacity of a gas network. The bio-LNG will be picked up regularly by road tanker and delivered locally and directly to the nearest LNG filling station or end user.

Important contributors to the circularity of onsite bio-LNG production are the co-products bio-CO₂ and biofertilizer. By liquefying and reusing the carbon dioxide from biogas, fossil CO₂ emissions are reduced. By displacing regular fertilizers, fabricated using energy-intensive processes, by biofertilizers, these CO₂ emissions will decrease even more. This also exemplifies the intersection of where profit meets purpose.

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