Attero, Nordsol, and Titan have joined forces to achieve a decentralized production of bio-LNG designated for use in the maritime industry.
he three partners met at the site for the plant, located at the facility of waste processor Attero in Wilp, the Netherlands, where the final investment decision was made and where building can now begin.
The FirstBio2Shipping project is set to deliver the first bio-LNG in early 2024. The plant will produce around 2,400 tons/year of bio-LNG (or liquefied biomethane).
Attero will process domestic biowaste into 6 million Nm3 of biogas per year. Nordsol and Attero will jointly produce 2,400 tons/year of high-purity bio-LNG and 5,000 tons/year of liquid bio-CO2 from this biogas using Nordsol’s patented iLNG technology.
Clean fuel supplier Titan will supply the bio-LNG to the maritime industry where it will cost-effectively substitute fossil fuels.
The produced bio-LNG will reduce GHG emissions by 92% compared to conventional maritime fuel, representing more than 87500 tCO2e net absolute emissions avoided during the first ten years of operation.
More ambitious sustainability goals and the need for energy independence have increased the demand for biomethane in both gaseous and liquid forms. With the decision to invest and collaborate in the FirstBio2Shipping project, the three partners make it clear that bio-LNG production with integrated biogenic CO2 liquefaction offers maximum green value and economic value for biogas, even if the production plant is small-scale and is decentralized.
Producing bio-LNG out of biogas from biowaste for decarbonising the maritime sector is a unique innovation
Jan-Willem Steyvers, business developer, Attero, said.