First Dutch bio-LNG plant starts commercial operations

Dutch firm Nordsol has launched commercial operations at the recently inaugurated bio-LNG plant in Amsterdam Westpoort.

The bio-LNG developer said in a statement that the first commercial offloading to a truck took place this week.

“As this event marks the transition from commissioning phase to operation, this is an important milestone for the production of Dutch bio-LNG,” Nordsol said.

According to the firm, the analysis prior to the offloading showed that the quality of the bio-LNG is “outstanding.”

Nordsol and its partners Shell and Renewi have officially launched the first Dutch bio-LNG plant on October 18.

Renewi collects organic waste throughout the Netherlands, such as expired products, processes this waste and converts it into biogas during its fermentation.

The installation will then processes this biogas into bio-LNG while Shell will sell the fuel via its LNG filling stations.

Nordsol previously said the installation would produce about 3.4 kilotons of bio-LNG per year, allowing more than 13 million kilometers of carbon-neutral driving.

The partners have received a grant by the EU, as part of its strategy to decarbonize road transport, Nordsol said. The EU funded 20 percent of the total costs.

The total investment reached about 9 million euros ($10.5 million).

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