The three initiators, Renewi, Nordsol and Shell, each have their own role in the production of the biofuel. Renewi collects organic waste throughout the Netherlands, such as supermarket products that have passed their sell-by date. The recycler then processes the waste and converts it into biogas in its own digesters.
Nordsol’s new bio-LNG plant upgrades the biogas to bio-LNG. Shell supplies this bio-LNG to its customers at its LNG filling stations in the Netherlands. In addition, CO2 is removed from the biogas during the production of bio-LNG and liquefied for reuse in greenhouses.
The new plant is expected to produce around 3.4 kilotons of bio-LNG per year, preventing the emission of over ten kilotons of fossil CO2, enough for thirteen million road kilometres.