Shell’s unit said on Tuesday it has become the first in the Netherlands to offer bio-LNG to all of its customers, following the launch of Nordsol’s facility in Amsterdam Westpoort.
Nordsol, Shell and Renewi officially launched the first Dutch bio-LNG plant in October last year. The facility recently reached its first production milestone.
In due course, it would produce about 3.4 kilotons of bio-LNG for onward distribution to Shell’s network of filling stations for trucks.
As of Tuesday, Shell started offering bio-LNG blended with “regular LNG” to all of its customers.
After gearing up production Shell plans to offer pure bio-LNG to its entire LNG network in the Netherlands within a few years, giving its customers reduction of CO2 emissions by approximately 30 percent, Shell Netherlands said in a statement.
Marjan van Loon, chief of Shell Netherlands, said the company, “wants to offer the logistics sector a cleaner alternative, with partners.” “This is a great step towards cleaner road transport,” van Loon said.
Shell to have 80 LNG filling stations in Europe by the end of this year
Shell currently has 46 LNG stations in Europe, with the ambition to expand the European network to 80 locations by the end of 2022, according to the statement.
Also, there are currently 7 LNG filling stations in the Netherlands and 25 in Germany. Other Shell LNG stations are located in Belgium, Poland, France, Spain, Portugal, and Turkey.
By mid-2023, Shell aims to supply 100 percent bio-LNG to its entire network in both Germany and the Netherlands, partly thanks to construction of Europe’s largest bio-LNG production plant in Godorf, Germany.
A unit of Shell started building the bio-LNG production plant last week. Located at Shell’s Rheinland refinery near the German city of Cologne, the new plant will have a capacity of about 100,000 tons.