For this purpose, the company has purchased a 10-hectare site from Groningen Seaports. Earlier this year, the company had its eye on the Port of Moerdijk site.
DBG Bio Energy aims to start production at the end of 2022. This involves the processing of cellulose-containing industrial waste into biogas using a patented enzyme technology. The biogas will then be processed into bioLNG, a renewable substitute for fossil LNG, and high purity CO2. The capacity of the new plant will be 15 kt of bioLNG per year.
DBG expects bioLNG to play an essential role in the coming years in decarbonising heavy road and sea transport, where electric propulsion is not an option. The gas can be stored and distributed via the existing LNG infrastructure. In addition, the upcycling process also produces around 140,000 tonnes of green fertiliser per year.
The plant will be DBG BioEnergy’s first full-scale commercial unit, with a capacity of 15 kt of bioLNG. The company wants to build a total of five such plants in the next five years, in Delfzijl but also elsewhere in the Netherlands and Europe.
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