MAKEEN Energy inked an agreement with Nature Energy so as to build and operate the first Danish biogas liquefaction plant in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
onstruction of the plant is expected to commence in late 2021 and the plant is expected to be operational in mid-2023.
The deal is the result of several years of hard work by both Nature Energy and MAKEEN Energy, which have come together to form the joint-company NORDLIQ (Nordic Liquefaction) with the aim to build and operate the first Danish LBG plant.
As informed, the plant will initially be able to produce 20.000 tonnes of LBG every year. The completely CO2-neutral fuel is already in heavy demand by the shipping industry, but has until now not been produced in Denmark, meaning that current supply is unreliable and transportation times and costs high.
The NORDLIQ-plant in Frederikshavn will change this, enabling shipping and transportation companies to supply vessels with completely CO2-neutral fuel – a decisive milestone in the sustainable transformation of the transport and shipping sector in Denmark and Northern Europe, which up until now has relied heavily on fossil fuels.
CCO in MAKEEN Energy, Bo Larsen, states:
“Liquefied biogas is a cornerstone green fuel of the future. We’re very proud to lead this project in collaboration with Nature Energy, and happy to be able to offer a responsible and effective solution for the transformation of the transport sector at this important time.”
MAKEEN Energy already operates several LNG/LBG bunkering solutions, including a solution for the Samsoe Ferry, located in Hou and a coming refueling station for trucks in Padborg. The Samsoe Ferry expects to transition from LNG to LBG when the plant in Frederikshavn is operational. And as biogas and natural gas are virtually chemically identical, the new plant in Frederikshavn will also be able to produce LNG, enabling the plant to cater completely to the needs of the customers.
Between 60.000 and 100.000 ships pass Frederikshavn Harbour every year, and one of the central buyers of the liquified gas will be Bunker One, who in collaboration with NORDLIQ will handle sales and marketing to the shipping industry.
Peter Zachariassen, CEO in Bunker One, states: ”We’re extremely proud to get the possibility to offer the maritime sector a danish-produced product that we see a rapidly growing demand for – a demand that has never been higher.”